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  • Global Hawk drone flies into budget battle between Pentagon, Congress

    Global Hawk drone flies into budget battle between Pentagon, Congress
    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.
  • States that opened parks during government shutdown want reimbursement

    States that opened parks during government shutdown want reimbursement
    WASHINGTON — The "closed’’ signs at the national parks have been down for weeks but states still don't know whether they will be reimbursed by federal taxpayers for their costs of reopening landmarks such as the Grand Canyon and Statue...

    Army lets air out of battlefield spyship project

    Army lets air out of battlefield spyship project
    Near the height of the Afghanistan war, the Pentagon spent $297 million on a seven-story blimp-like aircraft — as long as a football field — that would hover over the war zone for weeks at a time, beaming back crucial intelligence. But as...

    Coliseum officials got big vehicle perks

    Coliseum officials got big vehicle perks
    In his final two years running the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Patrick Lynch enjoyed around-the-clock use of a 2009 Cadillac owned by the landmark stadium. The car had been an upgrade, replacing a 2005 model from the Coliseum fleet. But Lynch didn't...

    Coliseum officials charged taxpayers thousands for fill-ups

    Coliseum officials charged taxpayers thousands for fill-ups
    As finance director for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Ronald Lederkramer didn't need to do much driving to keep an eye on the stadium's books. But he has charged taxpayers about $7,600 for gasoline since 2008, even for fill-ups near Las Vegas and in...