Pressure increases on VA to let others handle construction

DENVER (AP) — New criticism of the VA's troubled hospital construction program has turned up the pressure in Congress for the agency to turn over future big projects to the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Boeing names its new Apollo-style spacecraft the Starliner

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing already has the Dreamliner. Now it also has the Starliner.

The aerospace giant announced the name of its future space fleet Friday. More than 200 people, including Florida...

Marine killed in helicopter accident was doing rope training

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Marine who died during a helicopter accident at Camp Lejeune was part of a Virginia-based anti-terror and security team training on how to use ropes to access difficult terrain,...

W.Va. gov nixes possible transfer of female inmates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has turned down the federal government's offer to transfer ownership of a Pendleton County Navy base to the state.

Tomblin had until Friday to decide whether to...

BlackBerry will buy security company Good Tech for $425M

NEW YORK (AP) — BlackBerry said Friday that it will make another security-related acquisition, buying Good Technology for $425 million in cash.

BlackBerry, once known for making smartphones, is now trying to...

Scientists exploring wreck of sunken U-boat off Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Scientists are using submersibles to explore a German U-boat sunk 7 miles off the Rhode Island coast the day before Nazi Germany surrendered in World War II, and they're streaming the...

2 men claiming to have found Nazi gold train go on Polish TV

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two men appeared on Polish TV Friday saying they are the finders of a Nazi train said to be laden with gold — a claim that came as the Polish military inspected the alleged site in...

Police clash with gunmen in Tajikistan, 17 dead

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan (AP) — Armed groups led by a disaffected deputy defense minister mounted attacks Friday in and near the capital of Tajikistan that left at least eight police officers and nine militants dead,...