• The Latest: McConnell says good progress made on health bill

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT): 5:55 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says "good progress" was made during a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Republican senators. Trump...

  • New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution. The fresh...

  • Trump administration plans border wall models in summer

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The agency in charge of U.S. border security plans to start building prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico later this summer. Ronald Vitiello, Customs and Border Protection's acting deputy commissioner, said Tuesday that four to eight...

  • New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software — apparently sown in Ukraine — caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh cyber-assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational...

  • The Latest: Pennsylvania health company restoring network

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times EDT): 6:20 p.m. A Pennsylvania health care system says it is taking steps to restore its computer network after being hit by a ransomware attack that was carried out...

  • Multibillion-dollar contract for Los Alamos lab up for bid

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The competition for a multibillion-dollar contract to manage the U.S. laboratory that created the atomic bomb is beginning as criticism intensifies over the troubled safety record of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The National Nuclear Security Administration...

  • New cadets arrive Thursday as Air Force Academy basic training begins

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy's class of 2021 will roll in Thursday with more than 1,200 "doolies" to refresh the school's ranks. The freshmen, the vast majority straight out of high school, will experience a wild first day of college that upperclassmen have been readying for months. In mere...

  • The Latest: Feds seek improved performance at Los Alamos lab

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the contract competition for Los Alamos National Laboratory (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The National Nuclear Security Administration says an open competition to find the next manager of Los Alamos National Laboratory will provide the best...

  • Major veterans' groups voice concern over Senate health bill

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Major veterans' organizations are voicing concerns about a Senate GOP bill to repeal the nation's health care law, fearing the impact of rising insurance costs and worried the underfunded Department of Veterans Affairs won't be able to fill the coverage gap. While...

  • Laser-equipped helicopter zaps its first target, to defense contractor's delight

    Derek Hawkins, The Washington Post
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    During World War II, when British Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously said, "we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air," he probably had no idea that his allies on the other side of the Atlantic would one day be mounting high-powered lasers onto...

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