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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Mystery of fate of the submarine Hunley closer to being resolved

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 10:03pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Charleston, South Carolina Light shed on submarine mystery The rebel Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship, is raised from a barge by a crane at the former Charleston Naval Base in N ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US governor Jesse Ventura wins defamation case over bar fight against late author

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military History. The book's author, Chris Kyle, a former member of the US Navy SEALs, died after the case was filed but Ventura pressed ahead and sued ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Navy bribery scandal expected to widen

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:49am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Deals with contractors may have involved hundreds of millions of dollars, officials say Navy bribery scandal likely to widen The US Navy has not seen the end of the multimillion-dollar bribery and contracting scandal that has implicated several contractors and naval personnel, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said, warning that more disclosures are coming. Speaking ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Arab-American Marine twice accused of desertion is back in US custody

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:24pm by AP

    ... 2004, Hassoun contacted American officials in Beirut, claiming to have been kidnapped. He was returned to the US and eventually to Camp Lejeune. After a navy investigation, the military charged ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Sikorsky signs US$1.24b contract for new US presidential helicopters

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:57pm by Reuters

    ... the first step towards a fleet of 23 new aircraft by 2023, the Pentagon said. The award caps years of efforts by the US Navy to replace the fleet of ageing Marine One helicopters, some of which have ... Captain Dean Peters, who heads the programme for the US Navy, said the goal was to integrate mature equipment into an existing, in-production aircraft to minimise development and testing costs. He ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    FBI says Navy Yard killer believed his mind was being controlled

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington FBI claims Aaron Alexis' electronic media revealed delusional belief that electromagnetic waves were influencing his behaviour Navy Yard killer felt his mind was controlled The FBI has released chilling surveillance video and photos of Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, saying he believed electromagnetic waves had been controlling him for months before ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama renews call for gun control after Washington Navy Yard shooting

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... President Barack Obama has paid tribute to the victims of last week's Washington Navy Yard shooting by saying the tragedy should spur action to combat an epidemic of gun violence. ... privately before the service, White House officials said. Authorities say their loved ones' lives were taken by shotgun-wielding Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old former navy reservist who struggled ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Same firm involved in security checks on Snowden and Navy Yard gunman

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 01:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington 'Pattern of failure' in firm's checks on Snowden and Navy Yard gunman The company that scrutinised former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden for a US government security clearance said on Thursday it also checked the background of the Navy Yard shooter, allowing him to obtain a “secret” clearance. USIS, working as a contractor for the Office ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    I am so, so very sorry, says mother of Washington Navy Yard gunman

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 11:16am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says US missed 'red flags' about gunman Aaron Alexis The mother of Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis apologised ... morning by the former Navy reservist, who received security clearance to work as an information technology contractor at the site despite a history of misconduct and signs of mental illness. ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    British twins, separated at birth, reunited in California after 78 years

    Posted May 05th 2014, 08:44pm by AP

    ... it more difficult for her to be adopted. Hamel grew up an only child. She met her husband, a "Yank", while stationed with the Women's Royal Enlisted Navy in Malta, and eventually ...




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