Sailors Begin to Move Aboard Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier

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NEWPORT NEWS -- Hundreds of sailors assigned to the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier have now begun to live on the ship as the carrier enters its final stages of construction at Newport News Shipbuilding. About 240 mostly "junior sailors" moved aboard the Ford on Monday "and will be living full time on the ship," said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Sean Roberts... more

Coast Guard: California Oil Slick Created by Natural Seepage

This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County, Calif., Fire Department shows a sample of oil scraped off the side of a kayak in Goleta, Calif., July 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard says an oil slick that formed in the Pacific Ocean last week near Santa Barbara, California, was created by natural, ocean-floor seepage. Tests conducted on samples from the thin layer of oil found its composition matched naturally occurring sources. The slick was found Wednesday in the Santa Barbara Channel above... more

Missing Teens' Capsized Boat Disappears after Being Found Last Week

This combination made from photos provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows Perry Cohen, left, and Austin Stephanos, both 14 years old. Cohen and Stephanos were last seen Friday afternoon, July 24, 2015, in the Jupiter, Fla. area. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

As a band of volunteers continues its search for the two Tequesta teens who vanished at sea, the Coast Guard acknowledged Monday it didn't return the teens' capsized boat to shore last week. And now the vessel can't be found. Coast Guard rescuers first found the boat on July 26, about 67 miles east of the Ponce de Leon Inlet, near New Smyrna B... more

Some Americans Refuse to Give Up on Confederate Flag

Pro-Confederate flag supporters gather for a rally at Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Stone Mountain, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

HANOVER, Pa. — Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display. But people still fly it, and not just in the South, despite announcements by lead... more

Russia Bids for Vast Arctic Territories at UN

In this Aug. 2, 2007 photo, a titanium capsule with the Russian flag is seen seconds after it was planted by the Mir-1 mini submarine on the Arctic Ocean seabed under the North Pole during a record dive. (AP Photo/Association of Russian Polar Explorers)

MOSCOW — Russia has submitted a revised bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said in a statement that Russia is claiming 1.2 million square kilometers (over 463,000 square miles) of Artic sea shelf extending more than 350 nautical miles (about 650 kilometers) from the sho... more

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