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UK Holds Cyberwar Game in Churchill's WW2 Bunker

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Associated Press | Mar 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Under London's streets in Winston Churchill's World War II bunker, young techies are fighting a new kind of war. Bent over their computers in a steel-reinforced room, dozens of amateur cyber security experts spent Friday racing to understand why Britain's banking network suddenly seemed to have gone offline. The exercise — it is just an exercise — came complete with sirens and mock newscasts. It'... more

16th-Century Manual Shows ‘Rocket Cat' Weaponry

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Associated Press | Mar 07, 2014

PHILADELPHIA - You're a 16th-century German prince plotting to crush a peasant rebellion, or perhaps you're leading an army against the Ottoman Empire or looking to settle the score with a rival nobleman. What's a guy looking for a tactical edge to do? Bring on the rocket cats! Fanciful illustrations from a circa-1530 manual on artillery and siege warfare seem to show jetpacks strapped to the backs of cats and doves, with the German-language... more

Beach Frequented by US Navy Bans 'Scary Tattoos'

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United Press International | Feb 28, 2014

A Japanese town with a beach frequented by U.S. service members has passed a ban on displaying "scary" tattoos at the beach. The Zushi City Council ordinance includes a number of rules for the beach -- including bans on displaying "scary" tattoos, playing loud music, holding barbecues and drinking alcoholic beverages outside the restaurants lining the beach, Stars and Stripes reported Thursday. The town is a 10-minute train ride from Yokosuk... more

German Newspaper Publishes Top Nazi's Letters

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Associated Press | Jan 27, 2014

BERLIN - One black-and white photo shows Heinrich Himmler on an idyllic family outing, holding his wife's hand while his blond, pigtailed daughter is picking flowers. Others show the SS Nazi leader feeding a little fawn or taking a bath at Lake Tegernsee near his home in Bavaria. The family-friendly, intimate scenes are part of a previously unseen collection of photos, recipe books and about 700 letters and notes believed to be written by Him... more

NFL Pro Bowlers Show Military Appreciation

Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden, Vice Admiral John Bird from USAA, and Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (L to R) | Jan 23, 2014

This Sunday, the football world’s attention will be on Aloha Stadium near Honolulu as the best players in the NFL compete against each other in the annual Pro Bowl, but yesterday at Marine Corps Base in Kaneohe, Hawaii (MCBH), the NFL’s best took a day to express their appreciation for the military. The NFL and USAA partnered up to support two events on base: an NFL Play 60 Youth session at Mokapu Elementary School, in which children ran footb... more

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