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Fighting back against the billionaires | BBC

As a wave of bankruptcies hits the retail sector, workers want to know why their bosses are coming out ahead. The fall of Sears, once an icon of American retail might, has hit Bruce Miller hard. The 56-year-old started at the department store out of high school, rising to be a senior auto technician. But since Sears closed his New ... Read More »

Defending Champion Capitals Eager to Stop Losing Streak | US News

Alex Ovechkin thinks the Washington Capitals were tired. Tired after losing seven consecutive games and tired in the middle of another long slog after winning the Stanley Cup last season. By the time they got back on the ice Thursday for their first practice after the All-Star break and league-mandated bye week, the Russian superstar captain saw something completely different. ... Read More »

Knock, knock. Who’s there? This AI combat system might already know | C4ISRNET

If the U.S. military is going to fight alongside robots, it better include them in mission planning. Early this year DARPA’s Squad X technology development program held a week-long series of tests at Twentynine Palms, Calif. While Marines demonstrated the powerful ISR potential of emerging autonomous technologies, they also proved a less-obvious point about the need for pre-planning at the ... Read More »

North Carolina State hires Army’s Boo Corrigan as next AD | Kentucky

The school announced Wednesday that Corrigan will take over for the retiring Debbie Yow. Corrigan will be introduced at a news conference Thursday in Raleigh and will start work May 1. Chancellor Randy Woodson says it was “critical that we find a leader that could build on the unprecedented success” the department enjoyed under Yow, who took over in 2010. ... Read More »

Did defense officials hide border mission details from Congress? | Military Times

Lawmakers want to know if Defense Department officials intentionally hid plans to boost troop deployments along the U.S. southern border when they testified before Congress this week. “The number one thing that the House Armed Services Committee wants from the Defense Department this Congress is transparency,” committee Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., said in a statement Thursday afternoon. “We did not ... Read More »

Senator: Chinese buildup in South China Sea like ‘preparing for World War III’ | Navy Times

China’s ongoing military buildup on islands in the South China Sea is akin to “preparing for World War III,” the chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee declared on Tuesday. The comment by Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma came during a hearing to discuss the challenges posed by rising military powers China and Russia, a discussion that included ideas ... Read More »

Former Green Beret sentenced to 10 years in domestic abuse court-martial | Military Times

A 7th Special Forces Group officer was sentenced to 10 years confinement and dismissal from the Army following a conviction on five counts of assault and two of child endangerment on Wednesday, a 1st Special Forces Command spokeswoman confirmed to Army Times. Maj. Jason Sartori’s charges included strangling, battery and shoving his then-wife, as well as brandishing a loaded weapon ... Read More »

How This Entrepreneur Went From Being A Navy SEAL To Creating A $50 Million Business | Forbes

Randy Hetrick is a former Special Operations Field Commander and the founder of the hyper-successful TRX fitness brand. He’s been deployed worldwide with the military, holds a MBA from Stanford, and now has an army of gyms, personal trainers and celebrity users utilizing his workout tools. Some of these celebrities include Jennifer Lopez, Drew Brees, Michael Phelps, or Gisele Bündchen ... Read More »

Chris Pratt Cheers Iraqi MMA Fighter, a Former Marine Convoy Driver | Military.com

He was born and raised in Iraq and was contracted to be a convoy driver for the U.S. Marines Corp., according to TMZ Sports. He was later captured by Al Qaeda and threatened with death until U.S. Marines saved him. After the rescue, Altamimi moved to the U.S. and began training in MMA. He happened to meet Glazer and Pratt ... Read More »

A disgraced former Green Beret is on trial for allegedly beating his wife, but allegations from two other women are going unanswered | Army Times

Almost three years since the original incidents, the court-martial of a Florida-based Special Forces officer on domestic abuse and child endangerment charges began Monday in a Fort Bragg, North Carolina, courtroom. Maj. Jason Sartori, 37, faces six counts of assault and two counts of child endangerment, stemming from multiple altercations with his wife while he was assigned to 7th Special ... Read More »