Regulators accuse California utility of gas pipeline violations, falsifying records

Dec. 15 (UPI) — California regulators are investigating whether Pacific Gas and Electric continued to commit pipeline safety violations and falsified records eight years after an explosion killed eight people in the San Francisco Bay Area. PG&E, which serves 16 million people, also is facing class-action suits that it sparked the Camp Fire, which killed 86 people last month in ...

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Navy to christen littoral combat ship USS St. Louis in Wisconsin

Dec. 14 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy on Saturday will christen the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS St. Louis in Marinette, Wis., which is the seventh ship to bear the name. The christening, scheduled for 10 a.m. CST, will feature U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt as the principal speaker and Barbara Taylor, wife of Enterprise Holdings chairman Andy Taylor, will be ...

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Bolton outlines shift in Africa strategy for military, civilian aid

Dec. 14 (UPI) — National Security Advisor John Bolton said during a speech at the Heritage Foundation that the U.S. has to readjust it’s strategy for Africa regarding military and civilian aid with Chinese and Russian encroachment on the continent. “ISIS, al-Qaida, and their affiliates all operate and recruit on the African continent, plotting attacks against American citizens and targets. ...

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Stennis, Essex perform joint exercises in Arabian Sea

Dec. 13 (UPI) — The nuclear powered John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group and the Essex Amphibious Ready Ground amphibious group engaged in joint training exercises in the Arabian Sea on Dec. 12. The U.S. Navy’s Stennis and Essex groups were also supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, meant to support ground operations and help provide the basis of a political solution ...

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Lockheed Martin prepares GPS III satellite for SpaceX launch

Dec. 12 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS III satellite has been encapsulated for its planned Dec. 18 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on a SpaceX Falcon 9 satellite-delivery vehicle. The GPS III Space Vehicle 01 has undergone pre-launch processing, fueling and other services in Titusville, Fla. The GPS III SV01 was loaded in its ...

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