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Forest Service Doubles Fleet of Large Firefighting Planes
The U.S. Forest Service is putting seven more large airtankers into the skies in an effort to double down in the fight against an "above-normal" fire season, two years after an ABC News investigation found the aging firefighting fleet was struggling to protect American homes and lives. The
The Final Primary Elections: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Delaware, Rhode Island and New York
After weeks of primaries and now just 56 days away from Election Day, it’s time for the final primer for the last primary day of the season. The final states to vote before November are New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Delaware and Rhode Island, with a gubernatorial...
Government Shutdown Has Domino Effect on Defense Industry
WASHINGTON — While the government shutdown has had adverse impacts on federal employees and government services, its negative effects are also trickling down to one key part of the private sector: the defense industry. Defense mega contractor Lockheed Martin said at least 3,000 employees will...
The Surprising, Sordid Story of Sarin, Syria's Alleged Chemical Weapon
The United States and its allies moved fast in recent days to confirm that Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his own citizens as part of a civil war offensive that's killed an estimated 100,000 people. Recent reports suggest Assad attacked civilians with Sarin , a deadly nerve
How Sequestration's Automatic Budget Cuts Could Hurt on Local Level
Cities and towns across the country are battening down the hatches, preparing for austerity measures that the budget cuts in sequestration would require if it goes into effect Friday. The White House previewed what some of those effects might be at the National Governors’ Association...
Even Cheaper Loans Coming After Fed Announcement?
Morning Business Memo: A big announcement may be coming from the Fed today but will it really make a much of a difference to the US economy and interest rates? Economists are divided about the impact. But if it’s successful mortgages and other loans could...
Iran Sentences U.S. 'Spy' to Death
Iran has sentenced a former U.S. Marine to death on charges of spying for the CIA, Iranian state media reported Monday. Iran 's Revolutionary Court found 28-year-old Amir Hekmati "Corrupt on Earth," said the Fars news agency, and sentenced him to death "for cooperating with the hostile country . .
Family 'Agonizing' Over Fate of U.S. 'Spy' Facing Death Penalty in Iran
Former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati 'Defenseless' Ahead of Espionage Verdict, Family Says
Iran to Family of American 'Spy': Keep Quiet
Family of Amir Hekmati Held in Iran Says TV Confession Was 'Forced', Never Associated With CIA
American Held By Iran as CIA 'Spy' Had No Military Intel Training
Marine Corps Records Show Amir Hekmati of Michigan Was Rifleman; Father Denies Spy Charges