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Ex-handler says Israeli spy bungled ’85 escape plan

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The former handler of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard says an escape plan was in place for him to flee to Israel but he bungled it when he insisted on seeking asylum at Israel’s embassy in Washington.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

China defends intercepting US Navy plane

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China’s Defense Ministry rejected US accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a “dangerous intercept” of a US Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan, US admirals say naval cooperation deepening

A Chinese naval official, right, is given a tour by a Japanese naval official aboard the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force naval ship, JS Ise, Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Hawaii's Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. AP FILE PHOTO

Top U.S. and Japanese admirals say U.S-Japan naval cooperation is deepening as they meet on the sidelines of the world’s largest maritime exercises.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US Navy gets its first four-star female admiral

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus congratulates Adm. Michelle Howard after putting on her fourth star during her promotion ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. Howard is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of admiral in the history of the Navy and will assume the duties and responsibilities as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations from Adm. Mark Ferguson. PETER LAWLOR

The US Navy has promoted a woman to the rank of a four-star admiral for the first time in its 238-year history, a milestone for females in the American military.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

A US veteran, deported and struggling in Jamaica

In this May 20, 2014 photo, Howard Bailey pauses as he speaks to a journalist as he works on his neighbor's farm in Bohemia, Jamaica. The 42-year-old father of two was deported in May 2012 from the U.S. to his Caribbean homeland because he was convicted of a marijuana-related felony drug charge in 1997, despite the four years he served in the Navy, including a few months on a supply ship during the first Gulf War. AP

Howard Bailey joined the U.S. Navy straight out of high school in Brooklyn figuring he would see the world. He didn’t expect to end up back in his native Jamaica, raising pigs and barely getting by in the poor village of his childhood.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »