US Navy recovers blown jet of USS Harry S. Truman from ocean floor

CNN — A US Navy team recovered a military aircraft from a depth of 9,500 feet in the Mediterranean Sea on August 3 after the plane went overboard during “unexpected heavy weather” in July, according to a press release from US Naval Forces Europe-Africa. The plane was on board the USS Harry S. Truman, an … Read more

Lind Fire fully contained after destroying several houses, seriously injured firefighter recovering | New

LIND, Wash. — After destroying 14 structures on Thursday, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) said the Lind fire is now fully contained. ACSO said the firefighter who was airlifted to Spokane is now home with his family and recovering. Local teams clean up and monitor hot spots. Last update: August 5 at 10:30 a.m. … Read more

Chinese forces surround Taiwan as live-fire drills begin

CNN — China fired several missiles toward waters near northeast and southwest Taiwan on Thursday, the island’s defense ministry said, as Beijing delivers on its promise the island will pay a price to host US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Earlier, the Chinese military’s Eastern Theater Command said it had conducted long-range live-fire training in the … Read more

Senate passes long-awaited bill to help veterans affected by burns

CNN — The Senate voted Tuesday night to pass long-sought bipartisan legislation to extend health care benefits to millions of veterans exposed to toxic burning stoves during their military service, sending the bill to President Joe Biden to sign the law. The final vote was 86-11. The passage of the bill marks the end of … Read more

Jon Stewart hits back at Ted Cruz’s ‘bullshit’ apology for opposing PACT law

After days of lobbying Republican senators on Capitol Hill and the airwaves of Newsmax and Fox News, Jon Stewart shows no signs of letting up in the fight to pass the Honoring Our PACT Act, which would give additional health benefits to veterans who were exposed to toxic burning outbreaks overseas. And even though he … Read more

UPDATE: Cedar Falls family identified as victims of Maquoketa Caves triple homicide | Crime and courts

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (KWL) — The Iowa Department of Public Safety identified the three victims Friday night as a family from Cedar Falls. The victims are Tyler and Sarah Schmidt, 42, and their child Lulu Schmidt, 6. In a Facebook post late Friday, Cedar Falls Mayor Rob Green said the couple’s 9-year-old son, Arlo, survived the … Read more

1 soldier dead and 9 injured by lightning on a Georgian army base

ATLANTE – One soldier was killed and nine others injured after an apparent lightning strike at Fort Gordon near August, Georgia. It happened Wednesday morning at the US Army base training area just west of Augusta. A basic news release said the Fort Gordon Department of Emergency Services and Emergency Medical Services responded immediately. An … Read more

Biden points to “selfishness” of US troops in Saudi gaffe

The gaffe-prone President Biden spoke of the grimaces of those around him on Saturday as he speaks of “selfishness” American troops on the last day of his trip to the Middle East. “For the first time since 9/11, a US president is visiting this region without US troops engaged in combat – in a combat … Read more