The sinking of El Faro – deemed the worst cargo shipping disaster involving a U.S.-flagged vessel since 1983 – will be the subject of a segment of “60 Minutes” scheduled to air on Sunday, CBS News officials said. The National Transportation Safety Board has contracted with the U.S. Navy to find the 790-foot El Faro.
It has been a busy first year in Congress for Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan who still serves in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Elected in November 2014, the former state Natural Resources Commissioner and Attorney General took office in January in the new Republican-controlled Congress.
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Lockheed Martin Corp., Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded a $1,060,940,036 definitization modification (PZ0001) to contract FA8625-14-C-6450 for C-130J multi-year production aircraft. Contractor will provide 32 C-130J aircraft in the following configurations: 13 C-130J-30, five HC-130J, 11 MC-130J, two KC-130J and one U.S.
A powerful winter cyclone - the same storm that lead to two tornado outbreaks in the United States and disastrous river flooding - has driven the North Pole to the freezing point this week, 50 degrees above average for this time of year.
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said the commonwealth will default on about $37 million in bond payments due Jan. 1, escalating a conflict with investors as the island seeks to restructure its $70 billion debt burden.
The scene is overwhelming in the Midwest this week, where river water is rising into homes and business. Forecasts are calling for record or near-record crests of the Mississippi River and its tributaries as a week of torrential rainfall drains out of the basin. More than 20 people have died in the floods and the worst has yet to come.
Israel on Wednesday approved a reported billion-dollar budget meant to improve the living conditions of its Arab citizens, who have long suffered discrimination and are among the country's poorest residents.
Just in time for the new year, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have unveiled the fruits of a different kind of energy research: For the first time in nearly three decades, they've produced a special fuel that scientists hope will power the future exploration of deep space.
With less than 48 hours left in 2015, Turkey on Wednesday became the latest country to announce the foiling of a holiday attack plot, detaining two suspected Islamic State militants believed to be planning suicide bombings during New Year celebrations in the capital city's heart.
A man who died Tuesday after crashing his car into a vehicle carrying four Secret Service agents in New Hampshire was driving without a valid license and had an "extensive" criminal history, authorities said.
The huge swing-wing airplane is nothing if not flexible – canceled, revived, converted from nuclear strike plane to conventional bomber and then to flying arsenal for the GPS-guided bombs on which ground troops fighting for their lives in Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Syria often rely. And if the U.S. Air Force's supersonic B-1 bomber is one other thing, it's misunderstood.
The pilot of a small plane that smashed into a building in Anchorage was not authorized to fly the aircraft, authorities said. The plane belongs to the Civil Air Patrol, a civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force that is made up of volunteers.
"We could find no record of any combat injury," said Sgt. Major LeRoy Haugland, who supervised Sterling Orlando Scott — sentenced Dec. 7 to 10 months in jail for stealing from military aid organizations — in 2012 and 2013 while working with a Warrior Transition Battalion in Fort Bliss, Texas.
More than 30 soldiers from the 143rd Regional Support Group were scheduled to be reunited with their families on Wednesday at the National Guard's Windsor Locks Army Aviation Readiness Center following a deployment to Afghanistan.
Remember, it took a bloody, four-year U.S. civil war with about 620,000 Americans killed on both sides and another 460,000 wounded to hold this country together. Vietnam should have proved that the American form of government is not easily transferred to other countries.