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Europe Quick Trips

From Capri's cliffs to caves, experience Italian island’s natural beauty, history on foot

Capri is a mecca for boaters and beachgoers, but it also is made for pedestrians, with walking paths winding throughout the island.

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Church of Santa Maria la Nova in Naples could house tomb of the real-life Dracula

The headless body of Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula, may have been interred more than half a millennium ago at the Church of Santa Maria la Nova in the center of Naples, Italy, some scholars say.


USS Porter enters Black Sea as Navy continues to boost patrols in tense region

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter entered the Black Sea on Saturday, the seventh time the Navy has sent a warship into the region this year as a response to a more assertive Russia.


Navy goes mobile-first, offering more incentives to attract and keep sailors

The changes allowing sailors to more easily access relevant service information on smartphones are part of the “Sailor 2025” program, which is trumpeted as changing how the Navy recruits, promotes and delivers information.


Warships drill in Mediterranean after command handoff from restored 2nd Fleet

This is the first deployment for the 2nd Fleet since it reached operational capacity in May. The fleet sailed without the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, which remained in port to undergo repairs for an electrical malfunction.


Navy removes admiral from command after off-duty incident

Rear Adm. Erik Ross was relieved of duty and assigned to a temporary staff job pending an investigation.


Carrier strike group deploys while USS Truman is being repaired

The Navy’s recently revived 2nd Fleet deployed a carrier strike group last week without its aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman, which remains idled because of an electrical malfunction.