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  • Northrop Grumman shipyard lays off 378 workers at Newport News Shipbuilding

    Northrop Grumman shipyard lays off 378 workers at Newport News Shipbuilding
    NEWPORT NEWS — Ending months of uncertainty and a final week of white-knuckled hand-wringing, Northrop Grumman Corp. on Friday laid off 378 white-collar workers at its Newport News shipyard. Facing increasing pressure from the Navy and the Pentagon...
  • Criminal charges filed against ex-inspector at Newport News shipyard

    Criminal charges filed against ex-inspector at Newport News shipyard
    NEWPORT NEWS — The U.S. government has filed criminal charges against a former Newport News shipyard inspector, accusing him of lying about weld certifications on Navy ships that he did not inspect. Robert R. Ruks Jr., of Portsmouth, was accused of...
  • Central Florida's Top Employers 2011: Northrop Grumman Corp.

    Northrop Grumman Corp. is one of the country's largest defense and aerospace contractors. The publicly-held company (ticker symbol NGC) is based in Falls Church, Va. Among other systems, its Central Florida units produce laser-weapon components in...
  • Microsoft co-founder Allen launches space project

    Microsoft co-founder Allen launches space project
    Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen is planning to build a spaceship that could replace the Space Shuttle this decade. Allen, 58, is hoping his new company -- called Stratolaunch Systems -- will launch unmanned rockets from a flying carrier plane to...
  • Archive: Bristol, Conn.'s guerrilla hostage

    The phone rings and Jo Rosano jumps to answer, thinking of the sound of her son's voice: Hi, Mom, it's me, Marc. But it isn't him. Rosano hangs up to resume scouring the Internet for news, brewing espresso, pacing, praying, crying and waiting -- as she...
  • Chavez seeks to free hostages

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday that he expected to meet soon in Caracas with a leader of Colombia's largest rebel group in an effort to help secure the release of dozens of hostages the leftists are holding. The announcement came at the end...
  • 15 hostages freed as FARC is fooled in cunning operation

    15 hostages freed as FARC is fooled in cunning operation
    Armed forces disguised as rebels Wednesday rescued former Colombia presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three U.S. defense contractors and 11 other hostages held by leftist insurgents, in a daring operation that delivered the latest in a series of...
  • For shipyard engineers, the future is now

    For shipyard engineers, the future is now
    NEWPORT NEWS — For more than a century, the Newport News shipyard has stood as a beacon of heavy manufacturing. Forged in its identity are thousands of blue-collar workers who transform raw pieces of steel into complex military vessels. But away...
  • Buying American

    Today, Carter and Korb debate whether Congress should safeguard U.S. manufacturing by ensuring military contracts go to domestic firms, or leave it up to the military. Earlier this week, they discussed the legality of evidence gleaned from torture,...
  • Boeing's tanker tantrum

    The yawns that greet stories about the Pentagon's process of selecting new equipment have, in recent months, been replaced by gasps as the fight over a particular acquisition has played out in the pages of and others. Specifically at issue is the...
  • Poolside garden creates backyard paradise

    Poolside garden creates backyard paradise
    When Jim and Dee Meadows returned from their 20th wedding anniversary to Hawaii several years ago, they brought back the beginnings of a perfect poolside garden. Six bare stalks from plumeria plants boarded the plane with them. Today, cold hardy bananas,...
  • Richard Branson unveils his space plane

    A souped-up aircraft that would help boost well-heeled thrill seekers into the outer atmosphere was unveiled Monday, lifting the prospects for travelers to one day fly in a commercial spaceliner. After keeping the project shrouded in secrecy for more...