| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Two Air Force officers overseeing nuclear-armed missiles at a Montana air base are being investigated for involvement in illegal drugs, the latest in a string of misconduct cases involving officers who look after the nation's atomic...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:18 PM
When Thomas V. Jones took control of Northrop Corp. in 1960, it was a secondary aerospace company whose future was uncertain, but the legendary gambles Jones made over the next 30 years swept the company to the top ranks of the defense industry during the...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:07 PM
China watched this month as the nation's first lunar rover rolled across the moon's surface.
It was a moment of national pride when images of the six-wheel rover, dubbed Jade Rabbit, were transmitted live back to Earth, showing the red and gold...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:46 PM
Lawrence O. Kitchen, the business-savvy ex-Marine who ran Lockheed Corp. in an era when the aerospace industry was dominated by scientists and engineers, died Sunday in Woodland Hills of neurological complications. He was 90.
Kitchen is credited with...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the Air Force looked for ways to save money last year to deal with declining budgets, officials decided to halt work on a high-flying, long-endurance spy drone built in Palmdale by defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp.
At a cost of $35,000 per...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON -- Key lawmakers said Sunday they expect to press forward with an Iran sanctions package that can be imposed quickly if the interim accord to freeze Tehran's nuclear program fails to lead to a long-term deal.
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.),...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 10:45 PM
GENEVA — Six world powers and Iran reached a preliminary agreement early Sunday to curb Tehran's disputed nuclear program after a marathon negotiating session, potentially ending a decade of diplomatic stalemate.
After four days of talks that...
| Nov 21, 2013
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been labeled a warmonger, a wolf-crier and an opponent of peace at any price because of his policies on Iran.
Here's what Netanyahu's critics say: His warnings of a bad deal are designed to undermine...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:55 PM
The closure of one of the aerospace industry’s premier hangouts, the Proud Bird, has been delayed for about one month, as the restaurant owner and city officials continue discussions for a new lease, officials said Wednesday.
The restaurant, which...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Boeing Co.'s sprawling aircraft assembly plant in Long Beach is in the running to build the aerospace giant's forthcoming 777X jetliner after a machinists union in Washington state rejected a deal that would have ensured the work would stay in the Seattle...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Iran's new government has slowed expansion of its nuclear program almost to a halt since August, according to the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency, in what experts view as a strong signal of Tehran's desire to resolve a decade-...