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Navy Top News Stories

Marine Corps pilot, young sons, thankful after crash landing on Maryland highway

To Christopher Curry, an experienced Marine Corps pilot, the signs were clear: This plane is going down. The 32-year-old captain in the Marines flies Harrier jets for a living and since returning from a deployment last summer has frequently taken his sons on short, recreational flights.
30 min 21 sec ago

Caribbean gets $2 billion to rebuild, but US gave only $4.3 million of that

The international community has pledged over $2 billion to help rebuild the Caribbean islands decimated by a string of hurricanes. The U.S. pledged just $4.3 million, far less than Canada’s $78 million or China’s $30 million. Haiti, still recovering from its own 2010 earthquake and brushes with two hurricanes, offered $250,000.
59 min ago

Sound heard in Argentine sub search comes from explosion

An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, an ominous development. "They haven't come back and they will never come back," said Jesica Gopar, wife of submarine officer Fernando Santilli, choking back tears.
1 hour 35 min ago

A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm

There is a growing movement of highly educated, ex-urban, first-time farmers who are capitalizing on booming consumer demand for local and sustainable foods and, experts say, could have a broad impact on the food system.
1 hour 36 min ago

Sudan's president visits Russia, asks for protection from US

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, speaking at the start of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, accused the U.S. of fomenting the conflict in Sudan. Al-Bashir added that "we need protection from the U.S. aggressive actions."
1 hour 46 min ago