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News Briefs November 15, 2013

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VA pays out more than $800 million for malpractice An analysis shows that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has paid out about $845 million in malpractice cases during the past 10 years. Reporters for Cox Media Group analyzed federal treasury data and found taxpayers spent more than $800 million paying 4,426 veterans and their…

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Boeing machinists reject contract proposal

Posted November 15, 2013 by Mike Baker

Boeing machinists in the Northwest rejected a contentious contract proposal Wednesday that would have exchanged concessions for decades of secure jobs. The International Association of Machinists District 751 announced Nov. 13 that the proposal was rejected by 67 percent of the votes. Some union members had called for a no vote, protesting Boeing’s push to…

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Headlines November 13, 2013

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News: U.S. carrier group to arrive in Philippines - The USS George Washington arrives Nov. 13 in the typhoon-hit central Philippines to help bring aid to many remain who remain desperate for food and other basic necessities.   Business: Jay Inslee signs Boeing incentive bills - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee gave final approval Nov. 11 to a…

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News Briefs November 13, 2013

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Ordnance cleanup to begin near Fort Huachuca The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon begin removing unexploded ordnance from outside Fort Huachuca, Ariz., within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. The two sites set for cleanup were once used as military testing ranges. The removal process is set to begin this week and…

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Pentagon report shows spike in Afghan troop deaths

Posted November 13, 2013 by Lolita C. Baldor

The number of Afghan national security troops killed in combat shot up almost 80 percent during this summer’s fighting season, compared with the same time in 2012, as Afghans take the lead in the fight across the country. A Pentagon report says that U.S. and coalition deaths, meanwhile, dropped by almost 60 percent during the…

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News Briefs November 8, 2013

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Lockheed Martin laying off 145 in upstate New York Lockheed Martin is laying off 145 workers in two upstate New York plants. The company notified 80 employees Nov. 6 at its Electronics Park plant in the Syracuse suburb of Salina and another 65 at its facility in Owego, near Binghamton. The layoffs are part of…

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Headlines November 8, 2013

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Business: Machinists leader slams Boeing’s 777X contract proposal, says he’ll seek to halt vote - The leader of Boeing machinists told hundreds of union workers Nov. 7 that he will see whether he can stop a vote on a proposed new eight-year contract agreement that Boeing says will determine whether much of its new 777X jet…

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Blue Angels, air show coming to the Antelope Valley

Posted November 8, 2013 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Blue Angelsí Pilots Lt. Commander Michael Chen and Lt. Ryan Chamberlain speak at a press conference held at the William J. Fox Airport in Lancaster, Calif., Nov. 7 to announce the inaugural Los Angeles County Airshow to take place March 19-22 at Fox Field. Chamberlain said he is excited to…

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Headlines November 4, 2013

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News: Hagel calls for smaller force delays picking among weapons - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is outlining his vision of a smaller, better equipped military while anticipating tough choices about some multi-billion dollar weapons systems that declining Pentagon budgets may force President Obama’s administration to make.   Business: KC-46 came within 24 hours of contract…

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News Briefs November 6, 2013

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,151 As of Nov. 5, 2013, at least 2,151 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,782 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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