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1 in 4 Seniors Say They Regret Making This Retirement Move

Some say they were forced to make the decision to collect benefits early.<p>It can be justly said that, without Social Security, a lot of today’s …

DOE Vows To Expand Hydropower in America

Last week, the Department of Energy, under President Obama, released a plan to expand hydropower by 50% through electrifying existing dams and emplacing pumped hydro storage at existing non-powered dams to facilitate more intermittent renewables like wind and solar onto the electric grid.<p>According …

Israeli Army Chooses Wheels Over Tracks for Its New APC

The new armored personnel carrier will rely on an active protection system to defend against rockets, missiles.<p>The Israeli Army has unveiled a new wheeled armored personnel carrier and plans to buy thousands of them to upgrade its Armored Corps. The new personnel carrier is lightweight, carries a …

What Republicans and Democrats get wrong about American manufacturing

The woes of American manufacturers have become a familiar story: Companies moved their operations overseas to take advantage of inexpensive labor. Cheap imports displaced U.S.-made goods. And Americans who could once rely on the steady paycheck of a factory job suddenly found themselves out of work …

How LA traffic can help Southern California generate energy

Heavy traffic is a daily frustration for people in Los Angeles, but now there may be a way to get something good out of having so many vehicles on …

California

New U.S. Navy Nuclear Sub Class to Be Named for D.C.

An undated artist’s rendering of the Ohio Replacement. Naval Sea Systems Command Image<p>The Navy’s new planned class of ballistic missile submarines …

5 Things to Do in L.A. at Night

Los Angeles skyline at night. (Photo: NATUREWORLD / Alamy)<p>Calling all night owls! When the sun sets in Los Angeles, the action just begins to heat …

New York City police upgrade gear after Texas, Louisiana shootings

(Reuters) - The New York City Police Department has acquired $7 million in military-style protective equipment for patrol officers in response to recent shooting attacks on police in Baton Rouge and Dallas earlier this month, officials said on Monday.<p>Police cars remain parked with the pavement …

Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah after recapturing city from ISIS

The Iraqi military will use a medieval tactic to keep control of Fallujah after recapturing it from the Islamic State group last month: It is digging a trench around the city.<p>The trench will have a single opening for residents to move in and out of the city, which is virtually empty since the …

Bolivia’s president isn’t lowering his sights despite a scandal worthy of a telenovela

By Simeon Tegel<p>LA PAZ, Bolivia — Most democratic leaders would find their political ambitions curtailed by a referendum result spurning their plans for reelection.<p>But Bolivia’s President Evo Morales is different.<p>Despite a narrow loss in a February vote for a constitutional amendment to allow him to …

How To Fix Flying

1<p>On the morning of March 27, 2010, United Flight 889 roared down the runway at San Francisco International Airport to begin its long-haul transoceanic flight to Beijing. The air traffic controller cleared the airliner to depart. All looked perfectly normal. And then, in an instant, it …

Aviation

Watch the Navy Send a Retired Frigate Out With a Bang

The decommissioned warship was hit with everything but the kitchen sink during a live fire exercise.<p>The United States Navy and its allies recently laid siege to a retired frigate in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It was all part of a SINKEX, or sinking exercise, that tested the missiles and big …

What Is the Most Cost-Effective Way to Get to Mars?

The best ways that SpaceX could take humanity to the red planet.<p>It has been over 30 years since a human walked on a heavenly body that is not Earth, and many people think it's high time that we start shooting for the planets. SpaceX, for example, recently announced that it plans to send a Dragon …

Why Can't We Just Launch Waste Into the Sun?

It's easier to leave the solar system than it is to hit the sun.<p>It seems so obvious: we have all this garbage on Earth—including incredibly dangerous radioactive waste—so why don't we just launch it into space and be rid of it? In fact, why don't we just launch it into the sun where it would be …

A Coup As Audacious As Turkey's Future

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p>The bizarre scenes of Turkey’s fleeting coup attempt are imprinted on our minds: a TRT news anchor declaring at gunpoint that the military had seized control of the country, a frazzled CNN Turk journalist holding up her iPhone for a puffy-eyed …

It's time for a law enforcement contract with America

Five police officers died in Dallas on one terrible day a week ago. Now three more police officers are dead in Baton Rouge and another one is fighting for his life.<p>Don’t “Blue Lives Matter?” How many more cops have to die before politicians and the people unite and announce their full support for …

How Big Data Is Helping the NYPD Solve Crimes Faster

On December 4, 2015, NYPD officers in New York’s 73rd precinct received alerts on their mobile phones from a new high technology “shot-spotter” …

American Tries to Fix Its Operational Issues in Los Angeles… and Elsewhere

Ah, summer. It’s that time of year when everyone is traveling. That means airlines push their fleets hard in order to keep them in the air as much as …

Los Angeles

Dallas Highlights Police Stress, Recruitment Struggles Across the Country

When Dallas Police Chief David Brown — clearly exhausted after a week of grappling with the murders of five of his officers at a peaceful protest — was asked at a news conference on Monday if he was afraid that the sniper attack would result in an increase of resignations within his department his …

Airbus Still Struggling to Make Superjumbo and Military Transporter Pay

Europe’s biggest plane maker faces fresh hurdles for its costly A380 superjumbo and A400M military transport aircraft<p>FARNBOROUGH, England—Airbus Group SE’s two long-troubled legacy projects are casting new shadows over the jet maker’s outlook.<p>A day after the company slashed production of its A380 …

Lockheed says MBDA to submit missile defense proposal to Germany

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp on Tuesday said it expected Europe’s MBDA to submit a proposal for a new $4.5 billion missile defense system to the German defense ministry fairly soon, paving the way for negotiations with the government.<p>A RAF Lockheed Martin F-35B fighter jet …

Here are 6 foreign weapons systems the Pentagon should buy now

America has had a long tradition of picking up some foreign weapons. Whether it was getting military aid from France during the Revolutionary War to borrowing Spitfires from England in World War II to using Israeli Kfirs as aggressors in the 1980s, our troops have put foreign-designed systems to …

Navy Shipbuilding Plan Outlines SSBN Funding, Cruiser Mods

USS Jackson (LCS-6) during its christening ceremony at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala. in 2014. US Navy Photo<p>The Navy released its 30-year …

Iran says 3 detained dual nationals, Lebanese man indicted

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced indictments Monday for three dual nationals and a Lebanese man who remain detained months after the nuclear deal …

South Asia

Military Robotics Makers See a Future for Armed Police Robots

As military-grade robotics get cheaper and more capable, someone will arm them and put them on American streets.<p><b>Robot-maker Sean Bielat says he’s …

Financial planner: I spend more time talking young people out of buying houses than anything else

Among them: Don't buy a home.<p>"I spend more time talking young people out of buying houses than pretty much anything else with clients," the cofounder of XY Planning Network wrote. "Now, I know it's the American Dream and I know that we've been told that buying a home is cheaper in the long run than …

Foreign investors are staying away from US housing

That's what everyone has been praying for. The last thing we need is for Chinese investors to stay away from San Francisco and Manhattan; and Canadian, European, and Latin American investors to stay away from Miami.<p>But that's what they're starting to do - for the first time since the Financial …

Real Estate