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  • In 'The Apartment,' Greg Baxter uncovers a snowed-under soul

    In 'The Apartment,' Greg Baxter uncovers a snowed-under soul
    "The Apartment," Greg Baxter's absorbing, atmospheric and enigmatic first novel, unfolds in extended paragraphs without chapter breaks on a single snowy mid-December day in a fictional European city that evokes aspects of Vienna, Prague and Budapest....
  • Navy suspends contracts with second firm in scandal over foreign ports

    Navy suspends contracts with second firm in scandal over foreign ports
    In a widening scandal, the Navy cut ties Wednesday with a second international company over "questionable business integrity" involving lucrative contracts to service U.S. ships in foreign ports. The Navy announced that it has suspended contracts with...
  • Afghan president defies U.S. on security pact, adds new demands

    Afghan president defies U.S. on security pact, adds new demands
    With the clock ticking down to an end-of-year deadline for a U.S.-Afghan security agreement, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Monday failed to persuade recalcitrant Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign the pact, according to Afghan and U.S....
  • Dallas ceremony marks JFK assassination: Millions share the moment

    Dallas ceremony marks JFK assassination: Millions share the moment
    DALLAS -- The silence was in stark contrast to the somber tolling of the bells as thousands stood in the rain and cold of Dealey Plaza on Friday to mark the exact moments 50 years ago when shots rang out and killed President Kennedy. The peals of the...
  • Letters: Greening the military

    Letters: Greening the military
    Re "Pentagon's green push has price tag," Nov. 18 The U.S. Navy pioneered the transitions from wind to coal and coal to oil. In the 1950s, it began to use nuclear power to maintain its global advantage. Not one was considered economical at the time, but...
  • As Pentagon invests in green fuel, critics focus on the cost

    As Pentagon invests in green fuel, critics focus on the cost
    WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Navy sailed an imposing fleet near Hawaii that was powered in part by algae and used cooking grease, environmentalists weren't the only ones who were thrilled. Executives at bioenergy startups in the San Francisco Bay...
  • Suspect at center of Navy bribery scandal due in court

    Suspect at center of Navy bribery scandal due in court
    The owner of a Singapore-based company who was arrested in September in connection with a multimillion-dollar fraud and bribery scheme that has rocked the U.S. Navy, is due in court this week in hopes of getting bail. Leonard Glenn Francis, a 49-year-...
  • Coast Guard searches for passenger who fell off cruise ship

    Coast Guard searches for passenger who fell off cruise ship
    The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a female cruise ship passenger who is believed to have gone overboard about 750 miles off the coast of Hawaii. The woman, who is believed to be a 54-year-old American, was reported missing from a Princess Cruises...
  • Navy hospital ship Mercy ordered to be ready to deploy to Philippines

    Navy hospital ship Mercy ordered to be ready to deploy to Philippines
    The Navy has ordered the San Diego-based hospital ship Mercy to prepare for possible deployment to the Philippines to assist in disaster relief operations. If the order to deploy is issued in the next few days, the Mercy would arrive in the...
  • 100 more U.S. Marines and sailors, carrier Washington sent to help Philippines

    100 more U.S. Marines and sailors, carrier Washington sent to help Philippines
    WASHINGTON — One hundred additional U.S. Marines and sailors flew to the Philippines on Monday as part of a growing international effort to help survivors of one of the largest Pacific storms on record. Rescuers are still in the early stages of...
  • Relief teams rush to typhoon-devastated Philippines

    Relief teams rush to typhoon-devastated Philippines
    MANILA — With the vast scale of death and destruction slowly coming into focus, international relief teams rushed toward the central Philippines, where one of the strongest storms on record left bereft survivors looting food and water or...