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NSA Ends Bulk Collection of Phone Data Program

In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. National Security Agency, or NSA, on Sunday ended its controversial program of bulk collection of telephone data, exposed in 2013 by former employee turned whistle-blower Edward Snowden. The NSA surveillance ended after a new law, the U.S.A. Freedom Act, enacted by President Barack Obama was passed in June and entered int... more

Town Demolishes Veteran's House While He Has Surgery

In this Nov. 25, 2015, photo, a lot stands empty in West Hempstead, N.Y., after the township had the home that once stood on it torn down. Frank Eltman/AP

WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- When a U.S. Navy veteran traveled from Long Island to Florida for a knee replacement, his house was the last thing on his mind. But now his memory of it is all he can think about. Philip Williams' home was demolished in the spring by town officials while he spent about six months recuperating from surgical complications ... more

Last Boeing C-17 Leaves Southern California Assembly Plant

A C-17 Globemaster III takes off from a degraded airfield Dec. 6, 2014, during the Air Force Weapons School's Joint Forcible Entry Exercise 14B at the Nevada Test and Training Range. Joshua Kleinholz/U.S. Air Force

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The last C-17 Globemaster III built at a Southern California Boeing plant soared into history on Sunday with a flyover that marked the end of an era for the region's once-thriving aerospace industry. The enormous cargo jet was cheered in Long Beach as if roared over the heads of an estimated 1,000 onlookers, many of them B... more

Navy's New Destroyer's Seaworthiness, Stability Questioned

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BATH, Maine -- The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable. The Navy will soon learn how this... more

Ex-Naval Academy Superintendent: Underpaying for Gifts Unintentional

Then-Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller, poses for photographs after a Navy football game on Dec. 8, 2012. Matt Rourke/AP

The model ship was worth at least $870; the Navy officer paid $500. He underpaid for luxury dinners in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. The former Naval Academy superintendent has apologized and admitted he paid too little for the gifts. Still, retired Vice Adm. Michael Miller has asked that his legacy not be marred by incidents a decade ago, befo... more

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