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Last month's failed SM-3 Block IIA missile test off Kauai cost $130M

The Raytheon SM-3 Block IIA missile soon will be deployed to Navy ships, Japan, Romania and Poland to defend against North Korean and Iranian threats.
13 hours 46 min ago

Coast Guard captain removed from command, reassigned

Officials announced Friday that Capt. Andrew Tucci was removed from command of Sector Long Island Sound in New Haven, Connecticut, but did not say exactly why Tucci was reassigned.
14 hours 4 min ago

Olympic gold medalist Ester Ledecka is the fastest snowboarder on two skis. Wait, what?

Welcome to the Olympics, where on a beautiful winter day, the autotrons of the Alpine skiing world can be upstaged — flat-out beaten, really — by a remarkable athlete who splits her time between two worlds that rarely overlap.
14 hours 5 min ago

One wrong turn does in USA’s Vonn

The final stage of Lindsey Vonn’s journey back to the Olympics wound past lonely farmhouses and ice-choked rivers along the narrow road up to the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.
14 hours 13 min ago

For Jimmie Johnson, what happened in Vegas has followed him to Daytona

An end-of-the-year banquet, like the one NASCAR holds annually in Las Vegas, is a time for celebration, for reflecting on the accomplishments of the past year and immortalizing them. Tell that to Jimmie Johnson.
14 hours 20 min ago

Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission amid skepticism

The announcement of the new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors came on the same day that a Vatican investigator will take the testimony in New York of one of the main whistleblowers in the Chilean cover-up scandal.
14 hours 46 min ago