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News Briefs November 1, 2013

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Navy kickback mastermind seeks shorter prison term The mastermind of a kickback scheme that cost the Navy $18 million is asking a judge to sentence him to a split term of prison and community service, rather than the more than 10 years behind bars that prosecutors are seeking. Ralph M. Mariano is set to be…

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Headlines October 31, 2013

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News: U.S. military commandos made it to Benghazi - Masked from public view, two of the U.S. military’s elite special operations commandos have been awarded medals for bravery for a mission that further undercuts the Obama administration’s original story about the Benghazi tragedy.   Business: Boeing said to near 777X order haul of up to $87…

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News Briefs October 31, 2013

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,150 As of Oct. 29, 2013, at least 2,150 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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Headlines October 28, 2013

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Business: Eaton CEO sees Europe boosting product demand in 2014 - Eaton’s Chief Executive Officer Sandy Cutler forecast an increase in demand in its markets of as much as 4 percent next year, spurred by economic recovery in Europe. EADS plans to cut jobs, costs at defense unit - European aerospace group EADS is planning to cut…

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News Briefs October 28, 2013

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Army obtains license for Hawaii depleted uranium The Army has obtained a license to possess depleted uranium at its Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island and for Schofield Barracks on Oahu. The license was granted Oct. 23 by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Army Garrison-Hawaii website says the military between 1960 and 1968 used…

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Not guilty pleas entered in Arizona Air Guard case

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Three of the nearly two dozen current and former members of the Arizona Air National Guard who are accused in a $1.4 million scam to defraud the federal government have pleaded not guilty. The first three defendants made their initial court appearances Oct. 25 in Pima County Superior Court before hearing officer Roger Duncan. The…

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Headlines October 25, 2013

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Business: Raytheon profit falls 2.8 percent as company raises forecast - Raytheon said third quarter profit fell 2.8 percent amid U.S. budget cuts, while the world’s largest missile maker raised its full year earnings forecast on gains in international sales. Contractor earnings rise amid U.S. budget cuts, shutdown - The biggest U.S. defense contractors, led by Lockheed…

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News Briefs October 25, 2013

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Military supplier blames closure on U.S. shutdown, sequester PORT HURON, MICH. ó A Michigan company that makes camouflage items for the military says the partial government shutdown is one reason itís going out of business. The Detroit News says that Port Huron-based GMA Cover Corp. announced the closing in a letter to its employees Oct….

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Celebrated pilot and Vietnam POW dies at 88

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Retired Brig. Gen. Robinson “Robbie” Risner, a celebrated Korean War jet fighter ace and Vietnam prisoner of war, died Oct. 22 at Bridgewater Retirement Community, Bridgewater, Va.

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Headlines October 23, 2013

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Business: Lockheed protests Navy radar decision - Lockheed Martin, stung Oct. 10 by a Navy decision to award Raytheon the contract to develop and build a new radar that could be installed on generations of new missile ships, filed a protest Oct. 22 against the decision. U.S. Navy orders Raytheon to halt radar work after protest -…

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