Army planning for robots to identify dangerous animals and bacteria before soldiers enter caves
A $14 million Army Corps of Engineers project includes plans for advanced sensors onboard unmanned vehicles that can navigate subterranean conditions.
AP Interview: UN chief warns China, US to avoid new Cold War
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke ahead of this week's annual United Nations gathering of world leaders — a convening blemished by COVID, climate concerns and contentiousness across the planet.
Georgia WWII veteran receives French Legion of Honor
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Louis Graziano was given the French Legion of Honor during a ceremony on Friday in Thomson, Ga., where he lives. The honor has been given to many American World War II veterans as recognition for the role they played in liberating France from German occupation.
New Jersey town celebrates Marine awarded the Medal of Honor
Thousands lined the streets of Raritan on Sunday to honor John Basilone, the famed borough resident and World War II hero that the town has been honoring with a parade since 1981.
As leaders reconvene at UN, climate and COVID top the list
With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in many parts of the world, leaders from more than 100 nations are heading to New York this week for the United Nations' annual high-level gathering — a COVID-inflected, semi-locked down affair that takes place in one of the pandemic's hardest-hit cities of all.
British soldier continues barefoot march from Maine to North Carolina to raise funds for research into daughter’s rare disease
In an effort to raise funds and awareness for treatment research for Cornelia de Lange syndrome, Chris Brannigan is 380 miles into a 1,200-mile “Barefoot March” down the East Coast.
Fauci says more data likely to support broader US booster plan
President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser said booster shots for more of the U.S. population remain a possibility soon, as additional data on the still-widening outbreak come in.
North Dakota National Guard resumes COVID-19 duty
The Guard announced Friday that about 50 of its members are assisting the state Health Department with contact tracing and about 15 others are helping at the state laboratory in Bismarck. The group is expected to remain on active duty until the end of the year.
Navy training jet crashes in Texas, injuring both pilots
One of the pilots was electrocuted after being caught in power lines, Lake Worth, Texas, police said in a statement, adding that "although badly burnt, the pilot was conscious, alert and breathing." Police said the the second pilot was found in a wooded area a short distance away. Both were taken to area hospitals.
France’s Macron to talk to Biden amid crisis over submarine deal
The phone call is at the request of Biden, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said, adding that there was "shock" and "anger" at first in France over news of the deal. But now it's time to try to move forward, he said.