By David Alexander KINGS BAY Ga. (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel grabbed a ladder extending through the sleek black hull of the USS Tennessee at a Navy submarine base here and disappeared down the hatch for a close look at one of the Pentagon's most daunting budget issues. Inside the vessel, 24 tubes for launching nuclear ballistic missiles sliced through the submarine's decks, with the crew's bunks and Spartan living quarters packed in around them. The Tennessee and 13 other Ohio-class submarines are critical elements of the U.S. ...
HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a Houston bus company who was charged after a 2008 crash that killed 17 passengers on their way to a religious retreat has avoided prison after a federal judge sentenced him to three years of probation in a plea agreement.
ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.
BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a third friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ended in another conviction, but the amount of time the jury spent deliberating and its somewhat mixed verdict could help federal prosecutors argue against any new defense bid to move Tsarnaev's trial outside of Boston, according to some legal observers.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A black man who was shot by Utah police while armed with a samurai-style sword as part of a Japanese anime costume died of multiple gunshot wounds, including several in the back of his body, according to an autopsy released Tuesday.
DENVER (AP) — One of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria was confused about what her role would be if she had actually made it there, the girl's father said Tuesday.