Aviaton bonuses are falling this summer because of high retention, NAVADMIN 168/11 announced last month. Pilots and naval flight officers have until Sept. 23 to apply for the latest bonus. Aviation bonuses are taking a dive this summer as high retention has forced the Navy to reconfigure how it pays pilots and naval flight officers..
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
South Korea can now produce missiles that can reach all of North Korea as part of a new deal with Washington that's a response to the North's own growing weapons stockpile. There were restrictions put on their missile production by Washington to try and deter [more]
A man and three members of his family were jailed for a total of 58 years yesterday after being convicted of murdering his pregnant wife claiming she was possessed by evil spirits. One of the four smothered 21-year-old Nalia Mumtaz while the others held [more]
Royal Navy pilots will join the Charles de Gaulle Royal Navy fighter pilots are being forced to learn French in order to operate on board France’s flagship aircraft carrier. The Naval aviators are training with the French, whose jets they may have to use while they await the arrival of the new Joint Strike Fighters,..
An inventor has come up with a new design for a car that will drive on roads, sand, ice – and even water. The all-terrain vehicle, which has a top speed of 62mph and works like a hovercraft, can move seamlessly between different surfaces. Designer Yuhan Zhang, 21, created the amazing machine – called the..
The United States believes the presumed head of Al-Qaeda in east Africa, Fazul Abdullah Muhammad, is dead, US officials said Saturday. "Fazul’s death removes one of the terrorist group’s most experienced operational planners in East Africa and has almost certainly set back operations," a senior official from President Barack Obama’s administration told AFP in confirming..
Top Democrats turned up the heat on US Representative Anthony Weiner to resign Saturday after he admitted to lewd online relationships in what one called a "sordid affair." "It is with great disappointment that I call on Representative Anthony Weiner to resign," Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. "The behavior..
By the time they leave primary school, one in three children is classified as obese Dramatic evidence showing how young children and even babies are falling victim to the obesity epidemic is disclosed today. Babies are being treated in hospital because of their weight – some after being weaned on puréed junk food – and..
When "Germany’s first hiking trail for nudists" opened on May 29, 2010, near the town of Dankerode, enthusiasm was running high – and not just among those who enjoy braving nature in the buff. Mayor Monika Rauhut hailed the trail as "the latest attraction here in beautiful Wippertal." The trail was an instant hit, which..
"Vladimir Lenin" (left) and "Tsar Nicholas II" are a familiar sight on the square A famous Lenin impersonator who poses for photos with tourists on Moscow’s Red Square has fallen ill after being arrested, Russian media report. Sergei Solovyov, 53, was detained after complaints from vendors reportedly "aggrieved" by his appearance and foul language –..
The Duchess of Cambridge had her bank details hacked by a private detective working for a tabloid newspaper, it was claimed. Her account was accessed in 2005, when she was the girlfriend of Prince William, by Jonathan Rees, a private investigator who once worked for the News of the World, it was alleged. Other high-profile..
FRENCH TV and radio stations can tweet as much as they like but must stop telling people to consult them on Twitter and Facebook, which amounts to advertising for those sites, France’s media regulator says. Media usage of mini-messaging via social networking sites has mushroomed with France’s frenzied coverage of the arrest of former IMF..
As the world’s only all-female sextuplets, they share the closest possible bond and have faced all of life’s little hurdles together. For many years the Walton sisters – first-born Hannah, who was followed by Luci, Ruth, Sarah, Kate and Jennie – celebrated their similarities and would pose together for photos in the same school uniforms...
The Russian Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft, carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov and U.S. astronaut Michael Fossum, blasts off from its launchpad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, June 8, 2011. [Photo/Agencies] BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan – A Russian Soyuz craft lit up the starry skies of the southern Kazakh..