January 13, 2012 RSS feed / Focus

EPA: Navy base tenants not told of lead paint risk

GROTON, Conn. ( AP) — Housing providers at Navy bases in Connecticut and Maine failed to notify military families about potential hazards from lead-based paint, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday. More...

Navy recruit dies during training at Illinois base

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has identified the recruit who died while in boot camp training at the Great Lakes Naval Station north of Chicago. Authorities say 19-year-old Christopher Walker of Kittaning, Pa., died Wednesday. More...

Homeless N.Y. teen up for science prize offered help

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A homeless New York teenager who’s a national Intel science competition semifinalist has been flooded with attention and support. More...

PIRATE PATROL CHANGE-OF-COMMAND

PAKISTANI REAR ADM. KALEEM SHAUKAT, left, U.S. Vice Adm. More...

Posts fete local vets

TOPSHAM Honorable service certificates and state of Maine Honorable Service Medals will be presented to another group of veterans Sunday at Topsham American Legion Post 202 on Foreside Road. More...

Middle East remains a Navy focus

WASHINGTON The United States will not be “taking its eye off the ball” in the Middle East as it looks to strengthen its military presence in the Asia-Pacific, the head of the Navy said Tuesday. More...

Obama to Congress:

Empower president to trim government

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will ask Congress today for greater power to shrink the federal government, and his first idea is merging six sprawling trade and commerce agencies whose overlapping programs can be baffling to businesses, a senior More...