Raytheon says an Air Force contract to provide up to 18 Deployable Radar Approach Control (D-RAPCON) systems could have a full value of $260 million. The company gave details of the contract to supply the Air Force and Air National Guard in a press release Monday. Show More Summary
The inflation rate in the UK’ has fallen to 2.4% in April, according to the Office for National Statistics, compared to 2.8% in March. Lower petrol prices and air fares helped the consumer prices index (CPI) to fall for the first time since September 2012, but food prices continued to rise as cold weather hit crop production. [...]
JasonBechtel, Flickr It's almost summer, and you know what that means? Road trip season. Sure, you can take a road trip any time of the year, but there's something about warm air drafting through the windows as you drive down an unexplored...Show More Summary
Japan's National Broadcasting Corporation, NHK, reckons OLED displays don't last long enough. And they have a point, because OLED pixels that are exposed to the air can lose half of their brightness in just 100 days. Commercial products are of course protected from the elements, but they're not perfect. Show More Summary
There is a hopeful story being written today in Baltimore City, a story that began with an all-too-familiar plot: school buildings without sufficient heat, air conditioning, adequate lighting or drinking water—perennial barriers to learning that most children and teachers in Baltimore City Public Schools have had to deal with daily. Show More Summary
Today the board of Air Asia India announced that Mittu Chandilya will be the new Chief Executive of the operator’s India business. German insurer Allianz reported higher than expected profits in Q1 due to lower losses from national disasters and higher prices in its major markets. Show More Summary
Here's a link to the aforementioned television segment: Chicago’s street violence will be getting more national attention this weekend.CBS News’ ’48 Hours’ will air “The War In Chicago” on Saturday at 9 p.m.–the result of a six-month investigation into the gang and drug wars blistering the city’s South and West Sides. Rahm is not happy.
Dane Salazar, MD, a major in the U.S. Air Force and an orthopaedic surgeon, wore his flight suit to a recent Chicago Blackhawks playoff game. Salazar had been chosen to stand on the rink and salute the flag during the National Anthe...
This was ad put together by the Republican National Committee in 2012 using the 2008 Hillary Clinton campaign’s famous 3 am phone call commercial against the President Obama. It never aired. -
This is Skywhale, a giant hot air balloon created by artist Patricia Piccinin for the Australian National Gallery. Now that's some fine art if I've ever seen it and I've been on over a dozen museum field trips. Plus we went to Gettysburg...Show More Summary
By Eun Kyung Kim, TODAY Prince Harry paid tribute to fallen American military personnel during a solemn trip Friday to Arlington National Cemetery. The prince, a helicopter pilot in Britain’s Royal Air Force, laid a wreath and a handwritten note on the grave of one soldi …
By Richard K. Barry (Another installment in our extensive "Behind the Ad" series.) Who: The Republican National Committee. Where: Never aired. What's going on: Jonathan Karl of ABC News got his hands on an ad created by the Republican National Committee to attack Obama over Benghazi, though it was never aired. Show More Summary
The Colorado Plateau is the area in Utah I have been driving for the past three days. A sign I saw today at Capitol Reef National Park stated the air of the Colorado Plateau is the clearest air in America. Though they do add the qualifier of clearest air in lower 48 states. Average visibility [...]Show More Summary
ABC News has uncovered a hard-hitting 2012 Republican National Committee (RNC) television ad attacking President Barack Obama for failed leadership on Benghazi that never ran after the Romney campaign objected over concerns the spot would detract from Romney’s focus on the economy. Show More Summary
The National continue showing their funny side.
Republican senators refused Thursday to attend a scheduled committee vote on President Barack Obama's nominee as the nation's top air and water quality regulator. At least one Republican senator, Roy Blunt of Missouri, has a hold on Gina McCarthy's nomination...
On April 28, U.S. F-22s were scrambled and made visual confirmation of Russian bombers in the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). The bombers did not enter U.S. airspace, although "the Alaska ADIZ is a formal national security zone used by the military to monitor both civilian and military aircraft," the Washington Free Beacon notes. Show More Summary
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned today that further cuts in defense spending by European nations risk reducing the continent’s defense and security to “hot air,” turning the alliance into what he called a “global spectator” rather than a real force on the world stage. “The only way to avoid this is by holding [...]
It's conventional wisdom in U.S. military policy circles that Afghanistan's security forces, specifically its national army and police, have become hopelessly dependent on the U.S.-led coalition for training, logistical and air support...Show More Summary
A couple of you sent this link to us about a two-year veteran of the Air Force, Julie Frein, has offered the space she thinks that she’s earned at Arlington National Cemetery to the family of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. And, you know, she says that if we’re upset about that, we should “get over [...]