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    FAA grounds certain planes after engine failure over Denver Heres what we know about Tiger Woods car accident and injuries Few things have changed less during the course of this century than this nation's fleet of postal delivery vehicles. © From USPS The US Postal Service unveiled its next generation delivery vehicle Tuesday. It is due to start delivering mail and packages in 2023. The squat, box-like van (OK, let's just call them what they are--ugly) have a steering wheel on the right to make it easier for drivers to reach out and put mail in curbside mail boxes. They have few creature comforts, such as air conditioning. They are designed to be rugged, not flashy. They have lived up to their name, the Grumman LLV, for long lasting vehicle. Load Error This ubiquitous fleet of 200,000 vehicles has been around longer than such common features...
              Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Vice President of the Home School Legal Defense Association, Jim Mason to the newsmaker line to discuss their history and the current legal challenges facing homeschooling families today. Leahy: We are joined on our newsmaker line by Jim Mason who is the vice president of the Home School Legal Defense Association. Good morning, Jim. Mason: Good morning. Leahy: I guess you live in the Washington D.C. area north of Virginia perhaps? Is my guess correct? Mason: Well, I prefer to think of it as living in the Shenandoah Valley than D.C. Leahy: (Chuckles) What’s the weather like there this morning Jim? Mason: We had some freezing rain overnight and it’s fairly...
    The legal team for former President Donald Trump makes their opening arguments in his second impeachment trial on Friday -- and they are expected to allege that Democrats are being hypocritical by saying that Trump incited the Capitol mob by telling his followers they have to "fight" against a "stolen election." They're likely to point out past instances when Democrats have used combative rhetoric, playing videos similar to how the House impeachment managers used video of Trump speaking to make their case against him.  Trump's attorneys are also expected to argue, as they previewed in briefs submitted to the Senate, that the House impeachment managers are taking Trump's words out of context as they aim to get 67 senators to vote to convict him of inciting an insurrection.  "I think you'll at least be moved by what you see and get a much better picture of exactly what's going on here and...
    Washington (CNN)Former President Donald Trump's defense team expects to finish its arguments in the Senate's impeachment trial by Friday night, two sources tell CNN.His lawyers will take the Senate floor on Friday after impeachment managers wrap up on Thursday, but they are not currently expected to use all of their allotted time. Each side gets 16 hours for presentations.Attorneys David Schoen, Bruce Castor, Michael van der Veen and William Brennan are all expected to speak during Friday's arguments, according to a person familiar with the latest plan. Using videos of Democratic lawmakers, they plan to argue that Democrats glorified violence by recreating the January 6 riot, will claim the trial is unconstitutional and stress Trump's First Amendment rights.Because the legal team is so disorganized, Trump's allies are apprehensive about how the defense will go. Trump erupted Tuesday as Castor made a meandering opening argument during which he praised the prosecutors....
    The Conversation Spain Persistent Covid-19: more than 50 long-term effects detected Shutterstock / Mas aki Eight out of 10 COVID-19 patients had at least one persistent symptom from 14 days to 16 weeks after acute infection, although some effects could last longer. This is the main conclusion that we have drawn from a meta-analysis that can be consulted in this pre-publication of medRxiv. In this work, we analyzed almost 19,000 studies that uncovered 55 persistent effects after acute infection. The data were drawn from the records of 47,910 people aged 17 to 87 who participated in 15 studies that had evaluated long-term symptoms or laboratory parameters. Each study had a minimum of 100 patients. Nine studies were from Great Britain or Europe, three were from the US, and the rest were from Asia and Australia. Six studies focused only on people hospitalized for covid-19; the others included mild, moderate and...
    Defense secretary orders military to address extremism in its ranks
    President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial strategy will apparently attempt to defend his repeated baseless claims of a stolen election — something he repeated in his first video during the Capitol riots — and the filing Tuesday tries to say “insufficient evidence exists upon which a reasonable jurist could conclude that the 45th President’s statements were accurate or not.” And with the trial in the “Unites States Senate” just days away, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked about whether the Trump team can get away with the George Costanza defense. Jim Acosta said Tuesday that Trump clearly won the battle on whether to include his false election claims in his impeachment defense, but as Tapper noted minutes later, there is the question of whether Trump’s state of mind in making those false claims would potentially help that defense. “Obviously, this big lie about the election having been stolen is utter crap and has...
    The U.S. Justice Department was among many federal agencies and private companies whose networks suffered intrusions from Russian hackers. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin In the wake of the major espionage operation in which people alleged to be Russian government agents infiltrated the digital networks of the U.S. Defense, Treasury and Homeland Security departments – as well as other government agencies and private companies – President Joe Biden is considering how to respond. It’s not clear exactly what data the hackers actually stole in the time they had access, roughly from March through December 2020, but they exploited software made by the Texas-based firm SolarWinds to gain access to key research and security information, including research for future nuclear weapons. Since taking office, Biden has ordered a thorough intelligence review of Russian aggression around the world, which includes hacking, election interference, poisoning political opponents and posting bounties for killing U.S. soldiers....
    Getty Images DeMar DeRozan and Keldon Johnson of the Spurs celebrate a 110-106 win in the final seconds of the fourth quarter Basketball is a game of runs – it’s the greatest cliché you’ll ever hear in describing the sport but when the scoring well ran dry on one end for the Boston Celtics, the team’s dire focus turned to the other, and that’s where they couldn’t stop the bleeding. Facing the San Antonio Spurs, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens turned to drastic measures for his team to find a game-defining run of its own Wednesday night. A 27-6 Spurs run has an effective way of doing that to an NBA head coach. The Spurs’ 23-point swing to end the second frame turned a nine-point deficit into a 14-point (61-47) lead at the half. They outscored the Celtics 37-21 throughout the second quarter.Brad Stevens On The Celtics’ Poor...
    As news reports continue to reveal that military veterans, military retirees and possibly active-duty personnel participated in last week’s attacks on Capitol Hill, the secretary of defense is now faced with determining how the military will provide the most just and fair accountability. The secretary should appoint a “consolidated disposition authority,” or CDA, with one senior commander to handle all allegations of misconduct by all military personnel associated with the Jan. 6th violence. Navy rioters, if there are any, should not receive more favorable (0r harsher) treatment than those in the Army—yet that could happen if the secretary does not quickly establish a uniform process for handling all similar cases. While the military’s Uniform Code of Military Justice provides a standard set of criminal offenses and procedures for trial by court-martial, there is almost plenary discretion vested in non-lawyer military commanders across the military branches to decide whom to court-martial,...
    They claim not to be affiliated with the Chinese army. After the US Department of Defense put Xiaomi on its blacklist, the brand comes out to clarify about the serious accusations that fall on them. If at first it seemed to have an effect similar to what happened with Huawei, we have been quick to clarify that the Defense Department’s blacklist prevents US investment, which could be even worse than what the other Chinese giant suffers from having prohibition of working with North American brands. Not long ago, Qualcomm, which is one of the largest players in the field of mobile processors, put its chips in Xiaomi and since November that money will not be available, at least by law. Being on the Pentagon’s list of entities means that, for the United States, Xiaomi is a « Chinese Communist Military Company », and this is what they say about it in...
    Amazon has said booting Parler from the web was a 'last resort' after the social media site sued the web host for antitrust violations.  The tech giant said in legal filings that the app - favored by Donald Trump supporters - was 'unwilling' to 'remove content that incites and plans the rape, torture and assassination of named public officials'.  Users called for Barack Obama, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nancy Pelosi to 'fry' and also labelled Stacey Abrams 'good target practice', the filing claims. One post allegedly read: 'We are going to fight in a civil War on Jan.20th, Form MILITIAS now and acquire targets.' Amazon also looks to Section 230 - the law much maligned by the president - as a defense in scrubbing the site from the web Monday.  Section 230 allows social platforms to moderate their services by removing posts that are obscene or violate the services' own standards, so...
    LONDON and COLOGNE, Germany — The British Ministry of Defence has opened discussions with France and Germany about signing up as an observer on their next-generation Main Ground Combat System program, according to government and industry officials in the U.K. and Germany. Details of exactly what access the British will get to the program remain unclear, as a possible pact wouldn’t be signed until later this year. “Observer status is being granted to the U.K. for the Franco-German Main Ground Combat System program,” an MoD official in London said. An industry team involving Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Nexter and Rheinmetall are in the early conceptual stages of pulling together a vehicle design to replace Germany’s Leopard 2 and France’s Leclerc around 2035. A KMW spokesman told Defense News that the company is aware of ongoing talks aimed at making Britain an observer, but he referred additional questions to the German Defence Ministry....
    Getty Everson Griffen Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been A-topic among fans eager to see the 2010 Vikings draftee return to the purple and gold. Griffen, who reportedly turned down a deal with Minnesota during the offseason and signed with the Dallas Cowboys to a single-year $6 million contract, has been avidly posting on social media to stir the calls for his homecoming. Griffen, who lives and trains in Minnesota during the offseason, visited the Vikings training facility in Eagan, Minn. and sent a curious statement as the 33-year-old approaches free agency for the second time in as many years. “It’s never been about the money! It’s been about the respect. Now with respect comes the money! Keep playing checkers. I’ll stick to chess,” said Griffen, who tagged his trainer in the tweet and added, “still so much to improve.” Die-hard Vikings fan? Follow the...
    More On: anderson cooper Anderson Cooper sorry for calling Trump ‘an obese turtle’ Anderson Cooper mispronounces Twitter, internet giggles uncontrollably CNN town hall shows how media edits things in favor of Biden, and against Trump Democratic voters toss Joe Biden softballs during CNN town hall In Olive Garden We Trust. Fervid Olive Garden fans jumped to the restaurant chain’s defense after Anderson Cooper dared to drag the popular eatery — saying the mob of rioters who stormed the US Capitol should celebrate there. The CNN anchor made the comment Wednesday as video of angry protesters storming the Capitol appeared on the screen. “Look at them, they’re high-fiving each other for this deplorable display of completely unpatriotic, completely against law and order, completely unconstitutional behavior, it’s stunning,” Cooper said. “And they’re going to go back to the Olive Garden and to the Holiday Inn they’re staying at, or the...
    Getty Rob Gronkowski gashes the Lions defense. The Detroit Lions have started over plenty in their franchise history, but never has it felt as if the team was truthfully more at rock bottom Many will argue 2008 was the low point, where the Lions put the finishing touches on an 0-16 season. That season, though, the Lions fought in all of their games and nearly all the scores were at least competitive. As 2020 mercifully pushes to a close, it’s hard to see the fight in many on the team, which is disappointing in a major way. As the Lions were demolished 47-7 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it was effortless most of the day for the road team. Start to finish, the Lions allowed the Buccaneers to do whatever they wanted. There was very little pride on the field, and it showed. Yes, the Lions were up...
    President-elect Biden should be firm in supporting Taiwan against Chinese aggression, a top Japanese defense official urged Friday, emphasizing that Taiwan’s safety is a red line. “We are concerned China will expand its aggressive stance into areas other than Hong Kong. I think one of the next targets, or what everyone is worried about, is Taiwan,” the Japanese State Minister of Defense Yasuhide Nakayama. on Friday, told Reuters. Nakayama, Japan’s deputy defense minister, hoped Biden would maintain a similar stance on Taiwan like outgoing President Donald Trump, who had increased military sales to the island country, whose control China claims. Trump had also increased American engagement with Taiwan during his tenure, Reuters reported. This move had brought the United States and China to further tensions. WATCH: “So far, I haven’t yet seen a clear policy or an announcement on Taiwan from Joe Biden. I would like to hear it quickly, then we can...
           
    Biden to pick Miguel Cardona, proponent of reopening schools, as education secretary Biden calls Fox News correspondent Doocy one horse pony after Hunter Biden question Play-action is such a cheat code, its helping Mitchell Trubisky put up franchise QB numbers Mitchell Trubisky has played good football for three weeks in a row. That, apparently, counts as news, which I guess makes sense given the fact that he’s only two games away from the end of his rookie contract and a strong finish to the 2020 season could maaaaaaybe convince the Bears to give him another shot in 2021. © Provided by For The Win I think most rational people would need to see more than three solid weeks from Trubisky to even think about reassessing his future with the team, but football fans are hardly rational. So, of course, columns and blog posts have been written about this supposedly...
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Leslie Frazier’s confidence in the Buffalo Bills’ defense reaching its potential never wavered even at the lowest point a month-and-a-half into the season. The coordinator maintained faith in his veteran-laden unit and took into account the limited amount of preparation due to the coronavirus pandemic-shortened offseason. He preached patience over panic that a turnaround would happen eventually. “I knew the character of these guys. I knew what our talent level was like, and I also understood the circumstances we were operating under,” Frazier said Monday, a day after a 26-15 win over Pittsburgh. “It’s just going to take longer than it ordinarily would,” he added of an opening six-week stretch in which Buffalo ranked 25th in the NFL against the run and 24th against the pass. “I just tried to continue to encourage our guys because I knew a day like last night was...
    The Pentagon is planning to cut most of its military support to the Central Intelligence Agency's counterterrorism operations by January 5, according to reports. Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller revealed the surprising decision in a letter to CIA Director Gina Haspel, ABC News reports. It is not yet known how the unprecedented move will affect the agency, which often relies on the military for logistical support and personnel when it carries out counterterrorism missions, and if it will endanger their officials still on the ground. According to Defense One, the Pentagon decided to withdraw the support as it reviews whether the military personnel assigned to CIA details could instead be moved to other missions related to Russia and China.  It also comes as Trump continued a post-election push to shrink U.S. involvement in counterterrorism missions abroad.  The Pentagon is planning to cut most of its military support to the...
    Within 48 hours of emergency authorization, the Department of Defense aims to have shots in the arms of some 44,000 mostly healthcare military personnel across 16 global locations, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Among the first to receive shots will not be those safeguarding U.S. national security. “They most definitely come in,” Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Thomas McCaffery told the Washington Examiner, before clarifying that only about five senior officials would be part of the first tranche. “The 44,000 that we expect to get initially, that we will be testing through those 16 sites, those won't even cover the very first section of Phase 1A, which is going to be healthcare workers,” he said. McCaffery said acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, Deputy Secretary David Norquist, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley, Vice Chairman John Hyten, and Senior Enlisted Adviser to the Joint Chiefs CZ Colon...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacked Democrats for embracing identity politics, saying on his Tuesday broadcast that President-elect Joe Biden’s administration picks would further the slide away from meritocracy. The Daily Caller cofounder laid out his argument in a brief monologue, saying that the people who benefit most from the destruction of a meritocracy are the incompetent who would be unable to achieve wealth and success in such an environment. (RELATED: ‘We All Saw It Happen’: Tucker Carlson Accuses Media, Big Tech Of Colluding With Democrats) WATCH: Carlson began with a clip from Democratic Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, who announced his plan recently to fight the latest public health crisis on the horizon — not the resurgence of the novel coronavirus, but racism. “So ‘racism is a public health crisis,’ says Greg Fischer. Dr. Fisher plans to attack this crisis with an executive order,” Carlson said. “Will masks help...
    Grading the Jets following Sunday’s 20-3 loss to the Dolphins.  Offense It looked like Adam Gase took back the play-calling, but he denied that after the game. Does it really matter? Whoever was calling the plays did terribly in this one. The Jets managed just 10 first downs and 260 total yards , with 159 of those coming after the first quarter. QB Sam Darnold (16 of 27, 197 yards, 2 INTs, 51.0 rating) played terribly in his return from injury. The offensive line allowed seven quarterback hits and three sacks. RB Frank Gore (18 rushes, 74 yards) could not get a yard on a key fourth-and-1 play. Grade: F Defense The Dolphins carved the Jets defense up early in the game and then late, gaining 345 total yards. The defense did play well in the middle and gave the Jets chances to do something with back-to-back takeaways in the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the sixth time in the last eight games, the Minnesota Vikings had their under-construction defense on the field down the stretch on Sunday with the opportunity to seal a victory. Three times, this group of mostly inexperienced players made the stop it needed for a Vikings win. This game against Dallas went down as one of the failures. Andy Dalton led the Cowboys on an 11-play, 61-yard drive over a span of 2:23 for the go-ahead touchdown pass in a 31-28 decision that halted Minnesota’s three-game winning streak. After thwarting late rallies at Houston, Green Bay and Chicago, the defense again showed its vulnerability against Dallas, similar to earlier lapses in losses to Tennessee and Seattle. “It’s disappointing. I thought we were getting better defensively after the last three weeks, but that didn’t show up yesterday,” coach Mike Zimmer said. The 42-yard touchdown run by...
    Right before he was put in charge of a powerful Senate subcommittee with jurisdiction over the U.S. Navy, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) began buying up stock in a company that made submarine parts. And once he began work on a bill that ultimately directed additional Navy funding for one of the firm’s specialized products, Perdue sold off the stock, earning him tens of thousands of dollars in profits. In January 2019, Perdue was named as the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower. It was good home-state politics for Perdue: Georgia is home to one of the most important Naval facilities on the East Coast, the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. And his appointment was seen as a win for the submarine segment of the Navy, with trade publications calling it a “coup” for submariners. But in the month before he took over the job, Perdue did something...
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister said Tuesday that Europe must do more for its own protection, even as it seeks to ensure that the United States remains vested in the continent's security interests. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told students at a German military university in Hamburg that Europe must accept the paradox that it remains dependent on the U.S. for its security even as it aims to do more to stand on its own legs. “The idea of Europe's strategic autonomy goes too far if it feeds the illusion that we can ensure security, stability and prosperity in Europe without NATO and without the U.S.,” she said. Doubts over the future of Europe's post-World War II reliance on the United States were stoked in recent years by U.S. President Donald Trump's sharp criticism of the low military expenditure by some of the continent's NATO members, chiefly Germany. France's President Emmanuel Macron...
    BERLIN – Germany's defense minister said Tuesday that Europe must do more for its own protection, even as it seeks to ensure that the United States remains vested in the continent's security interests. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told students at a German military university in Hamburg that Europe must accept the paradox that it remains dependent on the U.S. for its security even as it aims to do more to stand on its own legs. “The idea of Europe's strategic autonomy goes too far if it feeds the illusion that we can ensure security, stability and prosperity in Europe without NATO and without the U.S.,” she said. Doubts over the future of Europe's post-World War II reliance on the United States were stoked in recent years by U.S. President Donald Trump's sharp criticism of the low military expenditure by some of the continent's NATO members, chiefly Germany. France's President Emmanuel Macron recently...
    Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller issued a memo on Saturday to the entire Defense Department that hinted of a coming U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. The two-page memo was released early Saturday morning, just after midnight, in his first department-wide message after being appointed by President Donald Trump earlier this week. Miller took the place of Mark Esper, who was fired for resisting Trump on a number of issues. He spoke of continuing to transform the department in order to compete in a “new strategic environment,” which requires “changes in organizations, skills, and decision-making processes. “We will continue to aggressively challenge established paradigms, maintain and modify those that have value, and courageously discard those that have run their course,” he wrote. He said the U.S. must continue to defeat al Qaida, the terrorist organization responsible for the September 11, 2001, attacks, but appeared to differentiate it from wars that require a...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Two polls, two results: According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, 60 percent of Republicans think Joe Biden won the election. According to a Politico/Morning Consult poll, 70 percent of Republicans say they don’t believe the 2020 election was free and fair. Is the glass half empty or half full? Before you answer, keep this in mind: Pentagon finally confirms near total decapitation of civilian leadership in the last 24 hours. Secretary of Defense Esper fired Monday, the top Pentagon Policy official, top Defense Department intelligence official, and chief of staff to the Defense Secretary all out today — Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) November 10, 2020 Why does Donald Trump suddenly want a bunch of loyalists in charge of the Pentagon? It’s a little hard to come up with benign answers, isn’t...
    Clemson was supposed to take a step back after the first national championship run. Twice, the Tigers have been in danger of an upset defeat to an ACC also-ran without their star quarterback. On all three occasions, they stared adversity in the face and laughed. Treated a tough situation like it was merely a roadblock held together by Scotch tape. At this point, we shouldn’t be surprised. Dabo Swinney was able to reach the playoff without Deshaun Watson, in the year before Trevor Lawrence arrived. He’s now 2-0 without Lawrence under center. The Tigers are more than these two stars in this golden age of Clemson football. The latest example came on Saturday afternoon, with Lawrence out after testing positive for COVID-19. The ACC powerhouse was behind big, down 18 points late in the first half to Boston College. The defense was a mess. True freshman D.J. Uiagalelei was struggling....
    Fatal police shooting of Black man sparks protests Every states most famous restaurant Opinion: No. 6 Oklahoma State has the defense, but rest of team ended its title hopes STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State has a championship defense. That much we learned on a wild Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium. © Brett Rojo, USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma State defensive end Brock Martin (40) and linebacker Devin Harper tackle Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger during the fourth quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. Alas, we also learned the Cowboys no longer have national championship aspirations. Texas took care of that dream with a 41-34 overtime victory over the Cowboys that the Longhorns had no business winning. Oklahoma State dominated. But the Cowboys committed too many mistakes unbecoming a title team. Four, count ‘em, four turnovers. A roughing-the-punter penalty on a fourth-and-22 play with a five-point lead midway through the fourth quarter. A 100-yard Texas...
    MARTINEZ — After months of testimony, courtroom drama, a coronavirus-caused delay, and four straight days of closing arguments from prosecuting and defense attorneys, the fate of the three men accused of setting up and murdering a popular Richmond rapper has finally reached its end. On the night of Feb. 21, 2012,  Rene Garcia, a rising rapper who went by the stage name “Lil G the Great” arrived at Shields-Reid Park in North Richmond, allegedly to purchase a firearm in a deal arranged by his close friend, Marcos Figueroa. Two minutes later, Garcia was dead, shot multiple times in the back as he ran for his life through the park. A nearby resident’s video showed what happened. The shooters, carefully and deliberately, formed a straight line, pulled their pistols, and fired 20 shots at Garcia, not stopping until he fell. Both the prosecution and the defense agree that Garcia’s fate was...
    Even the Dallas Cowboys’ biggest homer can’t defend this team, calling them the worst in the league. 2020 was supposed to be the year of the Dallas Cowboys. They hired a former Super Bowl-winning head coach in Mike McCarthy, spent money on big-name free agents and had one of the better draft classes in the league. Despite all of that, the wheels fell off for the Cowboys, as they enter Week 8 with a measly 2-5 record. The fanbase of “America’s Team” is always critical when they don’t live up to the hype. As it turns out, not even Dallas’ biggest homer can even defend their performance. During an appearance on 95.7 The Game on Thursday, Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin expressed his belief that the Cowboys might be the worst team in the NFL. Yes, even worse than the winless New York Jets!Irvin extremely disappointed in the...
    New York Democratic congressional candidate Jackie Gordon did not refute a Daily Caller report which included military records that show she was subject to two investigations during her time in the U.S. Army, resulting in two separate recommendations that she be relieved of command, one of which was acted upon in Afghanistan. “Sometimes you do right by your soldiers and things still happen. It’s complicated. It was a complicated situation,” Gordon said when asked about the report in a local ABC 7 interview released Thursday. The Caller published an article Oct. 19 after obtaining an unredacted Department of Defense document from a source with direct knowledge of an investigation into Gordon’s behavior as a lieutenant colonel from December 2011, as well as a redacted Department of Defense document, described as “interim findings,” that shows Gordon was again under investigation in Afghanistan and was subsequently relieved of duty. WATCH:  NEW: Jackie...
    Nets coach Steve Nash is one of the best offensive minds to ever play in the NBA. But ask him about what kind of attack his team will run, and he’ll flip the script to defense. “It’s frankly been all on defense. We’ve spent all our time over the last few weeks building that,” Nash said during Tuesday’s town hall with ticket holders that aired on YES Network. “Defense is our No. 1 priority. Protecting the paint and guarding the basket is going to be the bedrock of our defense. Without sharing all the principles we’re building and all the things we’re designing right now, I can assure you we realize to win a championship we need to be a very strong defensive team. “[We need] great cohesion, clear understanding of our principles and be able to execute them with variation every night because every team we play is going...
    Getty Jordan Poyer celebrates after making a play Through the first seven weeks of the regular season, the Buffalo Bills defense has been one of the worst in the NFL. In terms of yards, they are currently ranked as the 15th best passing defense in the league and the 21st best rushing defense. But, before their standout performance against the New York Jets on Sunday it was even worse. After allowing 186 yards of total offense in the first half at MetLife Stadium, the Bills flipped a defensive switch in the locker room and only allowed the Jets to gain four yards of total offense in the second half. It was the lowest total they’ve allowed since at least 2000. As the game came to a close though, the Bills were up 15-10 and were driving for their first touchdown of the game to...
    The concerted campaign that got public health experts to declare racist policing a crisis British supermarket chain launches frozen chicken nugget into space to celebrate anniversary The Dallas Cowboys are a predictable mess but its not all Andy Daltons fault This is the online version of our daily newsletter, The Morning Win. Subscribe to get irreverent and incisive sports stories, delivered to your mailbox every morning.  © Provided by For The Win The Dallas Cowboys got on with their season last night without their franchise quarterback, Dak Prescott, in the lineup and, well, things didn’t go well for them. Veteran QB Andy Dalton took over as the starter and went out there against the Cardinals and looked like Andy Dalton. He opened the night with one of the worst passes you’ll ever see and then continued his less-than-mediocre play the rest of the way in Dallas’ 38-10 loss at home. He...
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers are evolving into a team with a strong defensive identity. “We’ve got great stars on the offensive side of the ball, but like I said at the beginning of the season, we want this team to be a defensive team,” second-year linebacker Devin White said. “We want to be the guys on the field when it’s crunch time,” the fifth overall pick from the 2019 draft said. “We want to be the ones who make that play and get our offense the ball back.” Six games into Brady’s first season in Tampa Bay, the NFL’s top-ranked defense is indeed doing its part to bolster the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback’s bid to transform the Bucs into championship contenders. The Bucs (4-2) haven’t made the playoffs since 2007, a 12-season drought that’s second longest in the league. Brady outplayed Aaron Rodgers during...
    A hypersonic missile developed by the U.S. hit within 6 inches of its target, according to a report. U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy described the missile’s performance during a speech at the Association of the U.S. Army Conference on Tuesday, Defense News reported. “Hypersonic missiles are hitting their targets with a variance of only a mere 6 inches,” he said during the event’s virtual opening ceremony. McCarthy was referring to the Department of Defense’s successful hypersonic glide body test earlier this year, according to Defense News. The Army and Navy flight experiment was conducted from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, on March 19. The common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB), flew at hypersonic speed to a designated impact point, the Army said in a statement released on March 20. ARMY PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS ON AUTONOMOUS DRONE SWARM TECHNOLOGY “Hypersonic weapons, capable of flying at speeds greater than five...
    It’s not just Virginia, Virginia Tech and Navy who are having problems on the defensive side of the football this fall. The Cavaliers allow 33 points per game; the Hokies cough up 37 per game, and the Mids surrender 36 a contest. But they’re not the only ones. Take a look at the Cadillac of conferences, the SEC: West Division-favorite Alabama allowed 48 points in their win over Ole Miss; East Division contender Florida surrendered 41 at home in a defeat to Texas A&M, and defending national champ LSU coughed up 45 in a loss to Missouri, a program so disrespected they aren’t even allowed to be in the SEC West even though they’re west of the Mississippi River. Points are no longer at a premium, and Saturdays are starting to resemble video games with both players using the cheat codes. How can we explain the lack of defense? Perhaps...
    Even in this weirdest of years, 2020 at least seems to have one unvarnished, unquestioned truth disputed by no one. One reliable norm that will hold up regardless of circumstances or surrounding events. That one, dependable thing? The Falcons’ defense. Atlanta has given up at least 30 points in each of its first four games. The Falcons have given up anywhere from 15-23 fantasy points more than any other defense to opposing quarterbacks so far this season, depending on scoring formats. That is 4-6 more points per week than the next worst (the Seahawks, R.I.P. Legion of Boom). Atlanta has given up the most passing touchdowns (13), second-most passing yardage (1,366, or 341.5 per game), has just two interceptions (just four teams have fewer), has allowed the most yards after catch and has yielded the best QB ratings (118.0) for opponents. Chicago’s Nick Foles racked up more than 17...
    Even in this weirdest of years, 2020 at least seems to have one unvarnished, unquestioned truth disputed by no one. One reliable norm that will hold up regardless of circumstances or surrounding events. That one, dependable thing? The Falcons’ defense. Atlanta has given up at least 30 points in each of its first four games. The Falcons have given up anywhere from 15-23 fantasy points more than any other defense to opposing quarterbacks so far this season, depending on scoring formats. That is 4-6 more points per week than the next worst (the Seahawks, R.I.P. Legion of Boom). Atlanta has given up the most passing touchdowns (13), second-most passing yardage (1,366, or 341.5 per game), has just two interceptions (just four teams have fewer), has allowed the most yards after catch and has yielded the best QB ratings (118.0) for opponents. Chicago’s Nick Foles racked up more than 17...
    Federal judge blocks Texas governors directive limiting ballot drop boxes to one per county Tim Hortons reveals ambitious plans to open in every major city and town in the UK within 2 years Why is the Cowboys defense so bad? Its complicated. Last season, under defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and defensive backs coach Kris Richard, the Cowboys fielded a defense that, per Sports Info Solutions, played more Cover-3 than any team but the Chargers (217 pass dropbacks), allowing 136 receptions for 1,655 yards, eight touchdowns, and just four interceptions. Overall, a defense that was based more on execution than scheme allowed 21 touchdowns to just seven interceptions, gave up an opposing QBR of 92.27, and ranked 16th in Defensive DVOA. None of these numbers were catastrophic — they put Dallas in the middle of the pack in an NFL sense — but owner and ultimate shot-caller Jerry Jones wanted...
    Facebook believes a government attempt to breakup the social media giant from Instagram and Whatsapp would be a 'complete nonstarter' effort that would cost the company billions and defy established law.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the 14-page document was drafted by Facebook staff based on work it commissioned from lawyers at Sidley Austin LLP. The newspaper reported that the document sheds light on how Facebook may defend itself if it is sued on antitrust grounds. Facebook, which acquired Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014, has been the target of sweeping antitrust investigations by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission. Amazon and Apple have also been targets of such investigations.  According to the document, the company made big investments to boost growth on WhatsApp and Instagram and also share operations that are integrated.  Facebook says that if the government tried to unwind those deals, it...
    Facebook has declined to comment on the apparent leak. In the past, it has pushed for extra regulation (albeit limited) in place of a breakup. There’s no certainty a defense like this would hold up. Columbia University professor and tech policy expert Tim Wu said that pointing to the FTC’s past approval would be “weak.” The regulator hadn’t considered the possibility that Facebook was buying Instagram and WhatsApp to squash competition, Wu said — it wasn’t going to rule out a breakup as circumstances changed. The difficulty of a breakup might not factor into the decision, either. Facebook might have to offer some kind of defense before long. The FTC is rumored to be readying an antitrust lawsuit by the end of 2020, and the House could release its antitrust investigation results later in October. Neither is likely to be particularly kind to Facebook, and a split-up could easily be...
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A stingy defense that’s getting better by the outing is doing its part to help Tom Brady transform the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into winners. The six-time Super Bowl champion had his best game since joining his new team, throwing for 297 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 28-10 victory over the Denver Broncos. Just as compelling was another stellar effort by a defense that had six sacks and forced two turnovers. Even before signing Brady in free agency, coach Bruce Arians insisted the key to ending the second-longest playoff drought in the NFL would be the emergence of a largely young, aggressive defense that began to build confidence and enjoy success late last season. Bringing in Brady, a three-time league MVP who’s surrounded by an abundance of skilled offensive playmakers, hasn’t changed that thinking. The Bucs landed Brady with a two-year, $50 million contract....
    The JEDI procurement process will turn three years old before any work is likely to be done. The contract, worth up to $10 billion, is considered critical to the Department of Defense’s future efforts to manage and deploy agencywide cloud computing. But the Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) award has spent so long tangled in legal battles that it’s not clear how big the contract will get — and which Defense agencies will actually use it.  The Court of Federal Claims, where the latest JEDI contract protest was filed, compelled the DOD to reissue an amended administrative record of the contract’s acquisition history, which it did Sept. 21, following its corrective action and re-award to Microsoft Corp., effectively restarting the clock on a legal case is already almost a year old.  Because the court granted an injunction to plaintiff Amazon Web Services, no task orders for the cloud infrastructure contract can be issued...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Eagles are coming off a very disappointing home opener against the Los Angeles Rams at a fanless Lincoln Financial Field. The Birds lost by 18 and now have an 0-2 record. You, the players and everyone else knows how this works in football. Fair or not, quarterbacks get too much credit when teams win and most of the blame when they lose. That’s why Carson Wentz is the center of attention after Sunday’s loss to the Rams. He threw two more interceptions. He has four in only two games. It took Wentz 10 games last season to reach that number. So the first question to Eagles head coach Doug Pederson today was has Wentz regressed? “It’s a good question. For us, it’s a matter of continuing to work. I think as coaches and players, we continue to strive to get better every single day. I just...
    On Sunday, President Donald Trump prepared to hold his first indoor campaign rally in three months, a risky move as the coronavirus continues to spread widely among Americans. Each day, tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with COVID-19 and hundreds die of the diseasein the United States. He scheduled the rally in Henderson, Nevada, a state Hillary Clinton won in 2016 that his team hopes to flip. It’s his first indoor rally since he held a mass gathering in Tulsa, Oklahoma in June, which was notably underattended. Herman Cain, a prominent supporter of the president, defiantly showed up and didn’t wear a mask, like many of the attendees. He died weeks later from COVID-19. Indoor spaces with many unmasked people cheering are among the most dangerous conditions for spreading the virus, experts have warned. And despite the catastrophe Trump invited in June, one that may well have killed Herman...
    (CNN Business)Former NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander has joined Amazon's board, the company disclosed in an investor filing Wednesday.Alexander's role with the company reflects Amazon's growing ties with Washington. In addition to leading the NSA during the Obama administration, Alexander was also the head of US Cyber Command. Alexander retired in 2014 and went on to found the private cybersecurity firm IronNet. Pentagon watchdog finds Defense Department behaved appropriately but doesnt rule on White House influence over controversial cloud contractAlexander joins Amazon's board as the company continues to wage a high-stakes legal battle with the Pentagon over a $10 billion military cloud computing contract, known as JEDI. The contract was awarded last year to Microsoft amid complaints from Amazon that the decision process was tainted by President Donald Trump's improper political influence. Last week, the Defense Department reaffirmed its decision to give the contract to Microsoft, prompting Amazon to say...
    It’s been a rough couple of years for Cleveland Browns and their extensive fan group. The drafting of Heisman Trophy winner, Baker Mayfield, in 2018 was supposed to be the start of a new era. But things have not gone as expected in recent years. After a decent rookie season, Mayfield had a rather forgettable 2019 season with the Browns. They ended the season on a 6-10 record. In addition to that, there were also some off-field controversies that hampered their season last year. However, the exit of former coach Freddie Kitchens and the arrival of Kevin Stefanski could signal the start of something new this year. ALSO READ – “I Do Have Tom Brady fever” – Analyst Claims Tampa Bay Will Outplay Saints In Week One Analyst favors Baker Mayfield and Cleveland Browns for a win against Baltimore Ravens On Tuesday’s installment of FOX Bet Live, host Rachel...
    Trump and top military leaders on the way to his big Bible-holding photo op Donald Trump vs. the military industrial complex? Ha ha ha. But that’s what White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is trying to claim to prevent more stories about Trump’s bad relationship with the military.  Monday, Trump said “I'm not saying the military's in love with me—the soldiers are, the top people in the Pentagon probably aren't because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.” In fact, Biden led Trump in a recent Military Times poll, though Trump is correct that enlisted members had a less unfavorable view of him than did officers.  Meadows tried to paint this as something other than an attack on top officials like Defense Secretary Mark Esper or Joint Chiefs of Staff...
    Following an investigation by the Pentagon, the Department of Defense says it is standing by its decision to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, not Amazon, the latest in an ongoing legal battle over the lucrative infrastructure project. On Friday, the Department of Defense said in a statement that it had completed its investigation into the awarding of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, an investigation it pursued to determine whether there were discrepancies in the procurement process. The Defense Department said it had “determined that Microsoft’s proposal continues to represent the best value to the Government,” adding that “contract performance will not begin immediately.” That’s because, in February, a judge issued a temporary injunction against the contract after Amazon sued, claiming it was shut out of the contract due to President Trump’s perceived animosity toward CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazon argued that the process of...
    "The View" co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainCindy McCain to tout 'unlikely friendship' between Biden, John McCain at Democratic convention Democrats hammer Trump for entertaining false birther theory about Harris Jerry Falwell Jr. placed on indefinite leave MORE was quick to condemn senior White House adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpGoya Foods CEO won't speak at third night of GOP convention, rep clarifies Pam Bondi launches attack on Hunter Biden at GOP convention Biden campaign hits Pompeo over convention speech from Jerusalem MORE on Thursday after she defended her father's use of Twitter and "unfiltered" comments while speaking at the Republican National Convention.  "Whether you agree with him or not, you always know where he stands. I recognize that my dad’s communication style is not to everyone’s taste," Trump said in her speech while talking about President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Trump uses convention to target key states Conway hails Trump...
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden is stepping up its defense activities in the Baltic Sea region due to what a high-ranking official called “a deteriorating security situation” as Russia and NATO conduct military operations in the area. The Swedish armed forces said Tuesday that it initiated a “high-readiness action” in the southeastern and southern Baltic Sea due to the “current, extensive military activity” in the region. Sweden is not a member of NATO. The armed forces gave no details about the deployment but said the goal “is to strengthen maritime surveillance in the Baltic Sea at sea and from the air.” The Baltic News Service reported Tuesday that four Russian naval ships were detected near Latvian territorial waters. Two frigates a multinational NATO maritime force were to visit the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, the news service reported Monday. “Extensive military operations are underway in the Baltic Sea region, both...
    Even after losing Game 1, it’s too soon to panic over the Milwaukee Bucks. Tuesday’s Game 1 loss to the Orlando Magic gave Milwaukee Bucks doubters, Los Angeles Lakers fans and Giannis Antetokounmpo skeptics all the ammunition they needed to fire off takes they’d been charging up for five months now. Never mind that it was the first game of a best-of-seven series in the first round of the playoffs. Never mind that these guys have played a grand total of eight seeding games after a four-month layover. And never mind that the Lakers similarly struggled in their seeding games, that the Bucks are a historically great team on both ends of the floor or that most of the criticism piling on is born from the selfish interests of the masses who want Giannis to join a bigger market and form his own star-studded super-team. No matter the motivation —...
    (CNN)In the dense eucalyptus forests of Australia, deadheads forage leaves and wriggle their bodies around. No, these aren't Grateful Dead fanatics stranded since the psychedelic shows of the 1970s. Native to Australia, Uraba lugens is a strange caterpillar that stacks its molted heads atop each other. With every molt, the stack becomes an increasingly tall, tapering tower since every head is larger than the last. Uraba lugens' headpiece can stack up to 12 millimeters tall — nearly half its maximum body length of 25 millimeters. That's how this freaky creepy-crawly got its nickname, the "mad hatterpillar." This morbid headgear serves as a diversion when hungry predators are about. The metamorphosisLike all insects, these caterpillars go through stages during which they shed their outer skin, including their heads. Depending on the quality of the food available to them, U. lugens go through eight to 13 larval stages, or instars, on their...
    Analysis: Katy Perry, Ashton Kutcher, and Kevin Hart have all spoken out in defense of Ellen DeGeneres, whose show is currently being investigated for an alleged toxic work environment. Hide But in light of what those allegations actually mean, this kind of celebrity support is hard to accept as a meaningful defense. If there’s anything we’ve learned from the past few years of Hollywood abuse revelations—whether its racial discrimination, sexual harassment, or psychological abuse—it’s that famous, successful individuals are often shielded from repercussions by their power and connections within the industry. Hide Over on Instagram, we have Kevin Hart saying “the internet has become a crazy world of negativity,” and defending DeGeneres on the grounds that “she has treated my family and my team with love and respect.” Then on Twitter, Ashton Kutcher said, “I haven’t spoken with @TheEllenShow and can only speak from my own experience....
    Verizon Communications Inc. tapped an Amazon Web Services executive to head up its federal business practice, starting in early August. Jennifer Chronis has been been general manager of Department of Defense work since 2016 for AWS, a subsidiary of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). As part of her shift to Verizon’s public sector division, she will work in its downtown D.C. office. She will take the reins of the federal business from Michael Maiorana, who had announced plans in March to step down at the end of this year to take on a new venture. Between Verizon Federal and Verizon Wireless, Maiorana had spent nearly 30 years with the New York-based company. Chronis had played a key role in helping oversee AWS’ bid for the DOD’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, an up to $10 billion megacontract for cloud computing services. Microsoft won the JEDI award in late October over the presumed favorite...
    DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 23: New England Patriots linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley (51) plays defense during a regular season game between the New England Patriots and the Detroit Lions on September 23, 2018 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) With all of the turnover that occurred on offense, the Pats must rely on their defense this upcoming season. As the New England Patriots were going through the 2019 NFL season as the defending world champions, something just did not seem right about their offense. Without star tight end Rob Gronkowski, the Pats passing game struggled with an aging Tom Brady under center who looked nothing like the amazing quarterback he had been in the past. New England ended up finishing 15th in total offense at the end of the season, which came to a close with them getting bounced unceremoniously against the...
    Debris from the crash of Flight 752 Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS A new report from Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization reveals that a string of massive failures led Iran’s military to shoot down a passenger jet and kill 176 people earlier this year. The Iranian military shot down Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 in January due to human error, an improperly calibrated air defense system, communication problems, and a breach of engagement protocols, the Iranian report says. Following the release of the report, Ukraine said that it is not yet ready to accept Iran’s explanation for what happened. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. A chain of serious mistakes led Iranian troops to fire on a passenger jet earlier this year, killing 176 people, a new report from Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization reveals. The Iranian...
    Getty Grady Jarrett #97 of the Atlanta Falcons. It’s still up in the air as to whether or not the NFL season will start on time but one thing is for certain, the players will report to their practice facilities on July 28th. Atlanta Falcons coordinator Raheem Morris is ready for that day and to get right to work. “When the waiting game all ends and we go back to the building, it’s going to be go time,” Morris told D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Hopefully, we took advantage and made the most out of this offseason. I feel like we did.” Top Rookie to Stand Out in Virtual Offseason This season was unusual without any on fieldwork between coaches and players. Players were left to fend for themselves even when it came to workouts. What coaches were able to do was have weekly virtual conference...
    After years of prodding by President Trump and as China extends its global reach, the Europe Union will increase its military spending, according to a senior EU official. “We are aware that our partners around the world expect us to play a bigger role as a provider of global security, and we are ready to do so,” EU High Representative Josep Borrell said in a Thursday address to the EU’s Washington Defense Forum. “The era of a somewhat naive Europe has come to an end.” That declaration amounted to an acknowledgment of American calls for increased defense spending, which have intensified with the deterioration of the United States's relationship with China. The U.S. allots a far greater percentage of its GDP to defense spending than Europe does. A European member of NATO’s civilian leadership team hailed the “intense” statement as a sign of unity. “Global competition...
    The DART spacecraft is on a mission to crash into Dimorphos. These are asteroids that pass “close” to Earth and that could To crash against the planet. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States (NASA) makes it clear that “not known no asteroid that poses an impact risk on Earth in the next 100 years. “ So far, the most dangerous asteroid is 2009FD, which has less than a 0.2% chance of hitting Earth in the year. 2185. Experts, however, prefer to be cautious and be ready in case they ever have to face a real threat. For this, NASA, in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) prepare what will be their first mission to planetary defense, which will attempt to hit an asteroid to deflect its orbit. The mission is called DART, which in English means dart and in this case they are...
    By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan's National Security Council has endorsed plans cancel the deployment of two costly land-based U.S. missile defense systems aimed at bolstering the country’s capability against threats from North Korea, the country's defense minister said Thursday. The council made its decision Wednesday, and now the government will need to enter negotiations with the U.S. about what to do with payments and the purchase contract already made for the Aegis Ashore systems. The council is expected to also revise Japan's basic defense plan later this year to update the missile defense program and scale up the country's defense posture. Defense Minister Taro Kono announced the plan to scrap the systems earlier this month after it was found that the safety of one of the two planned host communities could not be ensured without a hardware redesign that would be too time consuming and costly....
    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s National Security Council has endorsed plans cancel the deployment of two costly land-based U.S. missile defense systems aimed at bolstering the country’s capability against threats from North Korea, the country’s defense minister said Thursday. The council made its decision Wednesday, and now the government will need to enter negotiations with the U.S. about what to do with payments and the purchase contract already made for the Aegis Ashore systems. The council is expected to also revise Japan’s basic defense plan later this year to update the missile defense program and scale up the country’s defense posture. Defense Minister Taro Kono announced the plan to scrap the systems earlier this month after it was found that the safety of one of the two planned host communities could not be ensured without a hardware redesign that would be too time consuming and costly. The Japanese government in 2017...
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday that it received $ 71 million from the United States Department of Defense to expand the manufacturing of its own device to inject its candidate for the covid-19 vaccine into the skin. The company began phase 1 of human clinical trials in April for its DNA-based vaccine, with results expected later this month. Inovio is based in Pennsylvania, but developed his covid-19 vaccine in his San Diego research lab. It is expected to enter phase 2 of 3 of the vaccine trials in July or August. Dozens of companies, research institutions, and governments around the world are also working on coronavirus vaccines. Neither has yet received regulatory approval, and it remains unclear which potential vaccines will be widely adopted. Inovio, a small biotech, was among the first covid-19 vaccine developers to take her candidate for human clinical trials. This spring, the company said the experimental vaccine...
    Russia scrambled fighter jets to intercept two USAF B-52 bombers flying over the Sea of Okhotsk, on its far eastern coast, Moscow said today.  Su-30, Su-35 and MiG-31 fighters sped to the region to prevent any violations of Russia's border, the Kremlin-backed TASS news agency reported. It comes just two days after US fighter jets were scrambled to escort four Russian nuclear-capable Tupolev Tu-95MS bombers during a planned flight off the coast of Alaska.   Advertisement NORAD said the Russian warplanes remained in international airspace at all times and did not enter US airspace.  The United States maintains an Air Defense Identification Zone off Alaska which extends beyond national territory to allow for a response to possibly hostile incursions. Russian military aircraft that cross through the ADIZ on a training mission are typically allowed to continue on once identified, as long as they do not attempt to enter U.S. airspace.  'For...
    New Dehli (CNN)Chinese troops have moved into a tense, disputed section of the Himalayan border shared by China and India, according to a high-ranking Delhi official. Speaking to CNN-affiliate News18, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said Tuesday a "significant number" of Chinese troops had moved to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the two countries."It is true that people of China are on the border. They claim that it is their territory. Our claim is that it is our area. There has been a disagreement over it ... India has done what it needs to do," Singh said during the interview.He added that top-level talks between the two countries would be held on June 6."We don't want any country to bow before us, and we will not bow before any country," Singh added.Read MoreIndia and China share one of the world's longest land borders. In 1962, the two countries...
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