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Headlines: March 6, 2013

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News From Hollywood to Kansas, drones are flying under the radar They hover over Hollywood film sets and professional sports events. They track wildfires in Colorado, survey Kansas farm crops and vineyards in California. They inspect miles of industrial pipeline and monitor wildlife, river temperatures and volcanic activity.   Business General Dynamics unit, others issue…

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DOD releases fiscal 2014 defense budget proposal

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President Barack Obama April 10 sent to Congress a proposed defense budget of $526.6 billion in discretionary budget authority to fund defense programs in the base budget for fiscal year 2014. The budget continues the department’s commitment to good stewardship of taxpayer dollars by seeking further consolidation of defense infrastructure, instituting a study of possible…

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News Briefs May 13, 2013

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Gates: No to direct military involvement in Syria Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he thinks direct U.S. intervention in Syria’s civil war – particularly direct military involvement – would be a mistake. Gates, who served both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, says he oversaw wars that began with quick regime change…

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Headlines June 14, 2013

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News A350: The aircraft that Airbus did not want to build After many years on the drawing board and $15 billion of investment the latest potential blockbuster from Airbus made its long-awaited first flight June 14.   Business A350 marks new phase in aero-engines A U.K. aircraft engine claimed to be the most efficient in…

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News Briefs July 19, 2013

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U.K. investigators: Disable locator beacon on 787s U.K. air accident investigators are recommending that all Honeywell emergency transmitters should be temporarily disabled on Boeing 787s following a fire last week at London’s Heathrow Airport. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said July 18 that the greatest damage to the parked Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner occurred in the…

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Crews rush to clean up former California nuke lab

Posted August 19, 2013 by Alicia Chang

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – The sun was barely up at a former Cold War rocket test site when crews in hard hats, neon vests and steel-toe boots collected jars of dirt as part of a massive effort to clean up from a partial nuclear meltdown a half century ago. Parties that inherited the toxic mess…

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Military chiefs called to task on spending issues

Posted September 20, 2013 by Pauline Jelinek

The head of the House Armed Services Committee on Sept. 18 told the nation’s top military brass that their credibility is on the lineî if they don’t give greater details about how budget cuts will affect national security. ìGentlemen, for two years you or your predecessors have come to this committee describing the consequences of…

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News Briefs October 21, 2013

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DOD begins the transfer of airbase in Kyrgyzstan The U.S. Department of Defense has begun the process of relocating from the Transit Center at Manas International Airport and plans to complete the transfer of areas and facilities to the government of Kyrgyzstan by July 2014. The current agreement between the U.S. and Kyrgyz governments on…

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Headlines November 22, 2013

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News: U.S. has deal on Afghan pact before tribal leaders meet - U.S. and Afghan officials have reached an accord permitting some American forces to remain in Afghanistan after next year, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Nov. 21. Karzai lauds U.S. accord as Afghans debate keeping troops - Afghan President Hamid Karzai hailed a pact…

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News Briefs December 28, 2013

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Nader says Boeing pressure on union ‘unseemly’ Consumer activist and failed presidential candidate Ralph Nader has some words for Boeing. In an open letter to Boeing CEO Jim McNerney Dec. 26, Nader said the company’s effort to squeeze worker pensions and pay is “unseemly.” He cited McNerney’s salary as one reason and the tax advantages…

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