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(by Husna Haq, CS Monitor) – The US Navy is developing a a robotic fish drone for spying operations that may soon be able to swim unmanned, collecting intelligence and accessing forbidden areas.
(by Paul Nussbaum, Philadelphia Enquirer) – A Washington state entrepreneur is seeking investors in China to help pay for a new $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge, north of New York City, in exchange for a fast path to legal residence in the United States.
(by Jeffrey Sparshott, The Wall Street Journal) – The U.S. Mint’s 2014 Biennial Report to Congress states that it costs 1.7 cents to make a single penny. Nickel production is also more expensive that it’s face value at 8 cents a coin.
“I have some patients who couldn’t eat independently, they had to be fed, and now they can eat on their own. It doesn’t cure the disease — they still have tremor — but it’s a very positive change.”
(by Luis Martinez, ABC News) – The U.S. Navy’s new laser weapon is up and running in the Persian Gulf, and it is capable of disabling incoming planes or speedboats that could pose a threat to a ship by firing an invisible ray that can target engine systems with incredible precision, Pentagon officials said.
(by former CIA Directors George J. Tenet, Porter J. Goss and Michael V. Hayden (a retired Air Force general), and former CIA Deputy Directors John E. McLaughlin, Albert M. Calland (a retired Navy vice admiral) and Stephen R. Kappes) – “The Senate Intelligence investigators never spoke to us—the leaders of the agency whose policies they are now assailing for partisan reasons.”
(CBS News) AP – KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. and NATO have ceremonially ended their combat mission in Afghanistan, 13 years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks sparked their invasion of the country to topple the Taliban-led government.
(by Ken Dilanian, ABC News) AP – Foreign governments and U.S. intelligence agencies are predicting that the release of a Senate report examining the use of torture by the CIA will cause “violence and deaths” abroad, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday.
(by Pete Spotts, The Christian Science Monitor) – NASA’s newest spacecraft for carrying humans beyond low-Earth orbit passed its initial flight test…following a spectacular launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Friday morning.