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2 Navy Helicopters Join South Korea Ferry Search

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter lands on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard on April 16, 2014.

Stars and Stripes | Apr 17, 2014

SEOUL — Two U.S. Navy helicopters began assisting Thursday morning in the search for survivors of a ferry that sank off the southwestern tip of South Korea a day earlier. Almost 290 people, many of them high school students on a school trip to a popular resort island, remain missing. Nine people are confirmed dead, according to media reports. ... more

Guantanamo Trial Delays Frustrate 9/11 Relatives

Miami Herald | Apr 17, 2014

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- Frustration simmered into suspicion Wednesday as relatives of Sept. 11 victims attending stalled hearings here accused a jealous Justice Department of conducting an FBI probe of 9/11 defense lawyers to derail the long-awaited war crimes tribunal. "These things just don't happen. It's not some rogue FBI agent. T... more

Ukraine, US to Alternately Cajole, Threaten Russia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine as diplomats from the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the European Union gather for discussion

Associated Press | Apr 17, 2014

GENEVA  — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. The carrot-stick strategy emerged as diplomats from Ukraine, the U.S., the European Union and Russia prepared to meet Thursday for the first time over t... more

Auto Repair: Finding Leaks in the Cooling System

A mechanic working on a car's engine.

In addition to keeping the water and coolant level where it needs to be, you can prevent trouble in your cooling system by keeping an eye out for leaks and replacing old or damaged hoses. Figure 12-3 shows the common trouble spots in the cooling system — the places where you should check for coolantleaks. The following sections give you a fe... more

Auto Repair: Flushing the Cooling System

Two men repairing an engine in a garage.

If your vehicle's owner's manual has instructions for draining the liquid from the cooling system, follow them. Eco-Logic: If you don't have a manual, or if it lacks such instructions, follow these steps to flush your cooling system and change the coolant without endangering the environment: Park the vehicle in a safe place, away from ... more

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