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Paul Allen’s team finds USS Helena shipwreck

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s seagoing sleuths are reporting one more find in their quest to locate sunken military vessels from World War II. This time it’s the USS Helena, a St. Louis-class light cruiser that was hit during the Japanese … Continue reading

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Spy targets cited in Russian consulate’s closure

Twenty-five years ago, the opening of Russia’s Seattle consulate was a symbol of the post-Cold War thaw, but now a chill in relations is causing its closure. It’s due to be shuttered on April 2 as part of the international response to this … Continue reading

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Shipwreck linked to ‘Fighting Sullivans’ found

The latest chapter of an Irish-American family tragedy played out on St. Patrick’s Day when an expedition team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovered the shipwreck of the USS Juneau in the South Pacific. The Juneau was sunk by … Continue reading

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Trump revives policy debate over Space Force

President Donald Trump today talked about creating a U.S. Space Force, breathing new life into a concept that’s been proposed by lawmakers but opposed by Pentagon leaders. The subject of space policy came up during the president’s visit to Marine … Continue reading

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Space council targets regulations – and China

Space industry deregulation, and the potential perils posed by China’s space program, shared the spotlight at today’s meeting of the National Space Council, presided over by Vice President Mike Pence. Commercial space ventures and NASA’s vision for deep-space exploration also … Continue reading

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SpaceX wins vote of confidence amid Zuma mystery

The classified satellite known as Zuma was said to have disappearedsoon after its Jan. 7 launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, but the commander of the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center is giving SpaceX a qualified thumbs-up. Get the … Continue reading

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Reports: Pentagon funded UFO investigation office

The U.S. Department of Defense funded a program to investigate unidentified flying objects until 2012, and the program may well be continuing with alternate funding, The New York Times reported today. The Times says its report is based on a range … Continue reading

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