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Grand Forks company awarded $17 million Navy contract

Sep. 21, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Grand Forks company has been awarded a $17 million Navy contract to build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor system. The work by Ideal Aerosmith will enable mission planners to access classified and...

Autonomous robots prepped for cave search and rescue mission

Sep. 18, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After practicing in a former limestone mine and an abandoned hospital outside of Pittsburgh, a fleet of robots from Carnegie Mellon University is headed to Kentucky for the final test of the ability to autonomously navigate an uncertain, underground course. ...

US-built databases a potential tool of Taliban repression

Sep. 07, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Over two decades, the United States and its allies spent hundreds of millions of dollars building databases for the Afghan people. The nobly stated goal: Promote law and order and government accountability and modernize a war-ravaged land. But in the...

Marine Corps halts waterborne operations due to tank problem

Sep. 03, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps on Friday halted waterborne operations for its new amphibious vehicle that resembles an armored seafaring tank after identifying a problem with its towing mechanism. Marine Corps spokesman Maj. Jim Stenger said the decision was made...

Protesters accuse Raytheon of abuses, block plant entrances

Aug. 12, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — A group of activists blocked the entrance to a Raytheon plant in Rhode Island on Thursday morning to protest what they allege is the company's role in the “killing of civilians" and “other human rights abuses." Some members of a group called...

Air base: Filtration system for contaminated water completed

Aug. 11, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A filtration system to treat contamination in a water company's wells near Luke Air Force Base has been completed and customers will be able to resume using water from their taps, the Air Force announced Wednesday. Residents and businesses over...

Heartbroken parents to sue a year after 9 troops died at sea

Jul. 29, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The families of eight Marines and one sailor who died when their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the Southern California coast last summer plan to sue the manufacturer of the vehicle that resembles an armored seafaring tank, their lawyers announced Thursday, a...

Report: UK military failing to protect women from abuse

Jul. 25, 2021 07:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Around two-thirds of female veterans in the British armed forces have experienced bullying, harassment or discrimination in their careers, a parliamentary report said Sunday. The report also said that women who reported serious sexual offences are...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 07, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

Scranton Times-Tribune. July 5, 2021. Editorial: State-protected lands ... aren’t Pennsylvania’s government regularly has rolled over for the natural gas industry, heavily subsidizing it, covering many of its market-development costs, refusing to...

Biden backs changes in military sexual assault prosecution

Jul. 02, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday put his stamp of approval on a long-debated change to the military justice system that would remove decisions on prosecuting sexual assault cases from military commanders. Biden, however, stopped short of backing a...