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(Photo: US Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mikey Mulcare)What Is Negligent Homicide? U.S. Navy Commanders Charged in Deaths of 17 Sailors
Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) salute a Royal Australian Navy frigate...Full Story

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Beijing irked by US sail-by
A US Navy destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea this week, and Beijing vowed to take "necessary measures" to protect its sovereignty. | China's foreign ministry said USS Hopper missile destroyer came within 12 nautical miles of H...Full Story
Ex-defense chief urges spending boost
In light of the threat posed by China, former minister of national defense Michael Tsai (蔡明憲) yesterday called for an increase in military spending from 2 percent to 3 percent of GDP and an overhaul of the plan to transition the military into all voluntary force. ...Full Story
US Navy sails near disputed South China Sea waters, sparking outrage in Beijing
Shanghai: A US Navy destroyer has sailed near the Scarborough Shoal, a disputed  South China Sea lagoon claimed by China, angering Beijing. | China's foreign ministry said USS Hopper missile destroyer came within 12 nautical miles off Huangyan Island, better known...Full Story
Signs of government shutdown spotty but symbolic
WASHINGTON — Sym­bols of American promise became emblems of American dysfunction Saturday when a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration forced scores of federal government agencies and outposts to close their doors. | The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island...Full Story
John W. (Jack) Howard
AUBURN — John W. (Jack) Howard passed away Jan. 14, 2018 from natural causes. He was 93 years old. He lived most of his life in Skaneateles and then retired to Bluefield Manor in Auburn in 2007. | He was raised in Bloomfield, N.J. where he was an accomplished student...Full Story
China’s waste import ban upends global recycling industry
Author: AFP Mon, 2018-01-22 03:00 ID: 1516563104534613600 BEIJING: For years China was the world’s top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping grounds for growing piles of garbage. The decision was...Full Story
China Accuses U.S. Warship of Trespassing, Says It Will Take 'Necessary Measures' to Ensure Sovereignty
China says it will take "necessary measures" to ensure its sovereignty after a U.S. warship sailed near a group of disputed islets in the South China Sea last week. | The country's foreign ministry Lu Kang said on Saturday that the USS Hopper, a guided missile destroy...Full Story
New U.S. warship trapped in Montreal by heavy ice
A newly commissioned Navy warship will be wintering in Montreal after its journey to Florida was interrupted by cold and ice. ... ...Full Story
A U.S. Navy ship is trapped in Montreal until spring due to icy waters
A Navy spokeswoman says the USS Little Rock was commissioned in Buffalo on Dec. 16 and was expected to make its way to its home port in Mayport, Fla., but it's been moored in Montreal since Christmas Eve. ... ...Full Story
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Signs of government shutdown spotty but symbolic
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China’s waste import ban upends global recycling industry
China Accuses U.S. Warship of Trespassing, Says It Will Take 'Necessary Measures' to Ensure Sovereignty
New U.S. warship trapped in Montreal by heavy ice
A U.S. Navy ship is trapped in Montreal until spring due to icy waters
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Sun 21 Jan 2018
Historically Speaking: New London County played major role in building Civil War Navy
The Bulletin "The navy needs ships!” the newspaper headline screamed.The Navy did indeed need ships. The Civil War had just begun and our Navy’s ships were scattered all over the world. Our Navy was in a state of disarray.The 445-ton wooden steamshi...
Trump campaign ad calls Dems ‘complicit’ in officers’ deaths
Honolulu Star-Advertiser WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign released a provocative new ad accusing Democrats of being “complicit” in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the U.S. illegally. | SHARE | ADVERTISING | W...
After huge U.S. crowds, European women join chorus for change
Honolulu Star-Advertiser LONDON >> Thousands of people on two continents picked up the baton from the United States and rallied Sunday in solidarity with women demanding equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment. | SHARE | ADVERTISING | LONDON >> Thousands of people ...
Hartlepool receive a helping hand from the neighbours to stay afloat
The Guardian Middlesbrough fans open pockets for hard-up National League club and hopes rise that a new owner may soon take over | Maybe David Cameron’s “big society” does exist after all? It certainly seems to be alive and kicking in Hartlepool. A genuine ...
This week’s Bitcoin Atom fork: A quick primer
Venture Beat Bitcoin Atom, an ambitious Bitcoin fork due to come into existence within the next few days, plans to solve a substantial problem in the cryptocurrency world. The project will use atomic swaps to allow users to exchange tokens at absolutely minimal c...
2 soldiers killed when Army helicopter crashes in California
Honolulu Star-Advertiser FORT IRWIN, Calif. >> The Army says two soldiers from Colorado have been killed in a helicopter crash during training operations in the Southern California desert. | SHARE | ADVERTISING | FORT IRWIN, Calif. >> The Army says two soldiers from Colorado...
Deportation fears have legal immigrants avoiding health care
Honolulu Star-Advertiser MIAMI >> The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office, many of them fearing their inf...
American Navy ship stuck in Montreal due to icy conditions
CTV A newly commissioned Navy warship will be wintering in Montreal after its journey to Florida was interrupted by cold and ice. ... ...
Pence accuses Congress of playing politics with military pay
Honolulu Star-Advertiser NEAR THE SYRIAN BORDER >> Vice President Mike Pence, weighing in from the Middle East on the shutdown in Washington, accused the U.S. Congress of playing politics with military pay, and told American soldiers stationed near the Syrian border that the...
Democrats, GOP hold out hope for ending government shutdown
Honolulu Star-Advertiser WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government ...
Workers emerging from painful reset at Bath Iron Works
Kentucky New Era BATH, Maine (AP) — After a stormy chapter in labor relations, the leader of Bath Iron Works aims to collaborate more with workers as the shipbuilder completes production of a stealthy class of destroyers and competes for an entirely new class of sm...
Workers emerging from painful reset at Bath Iron Works
Hastings Tribune BATH, Maine (AP) — After a stormy chapter in labor relations, the leader of Bath Iron Works aims to collaborate more with workers as the shipbuilder completes production of a stealthy class of destroyers and competes for an entirely new class of sm...
Insider’s Guide: You think you know the Golden Gate Bridge?
The Mercury News Click here if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device | The Golden Gate Bridge rose to the height of fame in 1937 and has kept us riveted ever since. Unlike the typical celebrity, this star’s allure has not been ...
A Look At The US Parks Open, Closed Amid Government Shutdown
CBS Sports YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown. | (credit: Bill Schaefer/Getty Images)...
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