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  • U.S. military wants to create 'Iron Man suit'

    U.S. military wants to create 'Iron Man suit'
    WASHINGTON — Army Capt. Brian Dowling was leading his Special Forces team through a steep mountain pass in eastern Afghanistan when insurgents ambushed his patrol, leaving two of his soldiers pinned down with life-threatening wounds. After a...
  • Arab Awakening and a failed European aeronautics merger

    PARIS -- It has been a bad week for American policymakers concerned with the Middle East (as for the Middle Easterners themselves), and it will be important to see what Mitt Romney and Barack Obama make of it in their second debate (which occurs after...
  • Major European aerospace merger sends shockwaves around the globe

    PARIS -- The first of the presidential debates is supposed to be confined to domestic American issues, which is nearly all that the candidates have talked about during the campaign until now. Foreign affairs have forced their way into the campaign on a...
  • When weight is disabling

    When weight is disabling
    Lisa Harrison weighed 527 pounds on the day she was fired from her job at a Louisiana drug addiction treatment center. The 5-foot-2-inch Harrison, who believed her employer considered her "disabled" due to her weight, filed a discrimination charge with...
  • Human rights experts, activists push for ban on 'killer robots'

    "Campaign to Stop Killer Robots.” That may sound like a clique of conspiracy theorists or the title of a summer B movie, but it's actually an alliance of human rights groups raising legal and ethical concerns about people's willingness to cede life-...
  • Seth Stainback and Roosterfoot hung with the big boys at Scope on Tuesday

    Seth Stainback and Roosterfoot hung with the big boys at Scope on Tuesday
    Seth Stainback, a 29-year-old rock singer from Virginia Beach, stood in front of a crowd of thousands Tuesday night, opening for Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. He and his band, Roosterfoot, sounded tough and lean. Stainback's powerful, soulful...
  • Newport News Shipbuilding is nation's only manufacturer of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers

    Newport News Shipbuilding is nation's only manufacturer of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers
    Newport News Shipbuilding, the nation's largest shipyard, is one of the local economy's driving forces. The yard — Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with about 20,000 workers — is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft...
  • Scott names two more transition teams

     
    Gov.-elect Rick Scott has named two more transition teams — one for Economic Development, the other for Regulatory Reform — that are loaded with business execs and even a couple of failed candidates. The 49-member(!) economic development group...
  • Scott names defense contractor to head environmental protection

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov.-elect Rick Scott's choice to head the state's environmental protection agency is a Louisiana-educated environmental lawyer who works for a ship-building defense contractor. Scott named Herschel Vinyard as Secretary of the...
  • Enviros go after Scott’s DEP secretary

     
    By William Gibson, Washington Bureau Two environmental groups filed a legal complaint on Wednesday accusing Florida Governor Rick Scott of appointing agency leaders who are unqualified because of ties to the industries they would regulate. Governor Rick...
  • Medal of Honor recipient sues defense firm, alleges retaliation

     
    Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer has sued defense contractor BAE Systems, saying its allegations about his mental condition made it impossible for him to find a job in the defense industry....
  • BAE Systems Reducing Workforce

    BAE Systems Reducing Workforce
    BAE Systems is laying off about 50 employees at their York County plant. Company officials say the layoffs are due to a reduction in workload at the West Manchester plant. About half of the employees being laid off are union workers and the other half...