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Most and least expensive states for retirement 2020 | 401(k) Specialist

401(k) Specialist has mapped out a study that ranks each state and Washington DC according to retirement capabilities in 2020. While some states are more obvious than others, there were a few surprises. The most expensive state was Hawaii, with $1,844,556 needed to retire. New York, Oregon, California, and Alaska were also at the top of the list, all needing ... Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg defends actions on virus misinformation | BBC News

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has stated that they will continue to remove any false information regarding the coronavirus from their social media platforms. “Even if something isn’t going to lead to imminent physical harm, we don’t want misinformation to be the content that is going viral,” he commented. A more controversial removal includes Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s post where he ... Read More »

What the future of adventure travel looks like | Outside Online

While experts have stated that travel will make a strong comeback, the timeline could take months or even years. Adventure and nature-based travel is also expected to increase following the pandemic, as over half of Americans say they will avoid crowded areas after restrictions are lifted. Wide-open spaces and nature will likely become more popular than crowded tourist destinations. The ... Read More »

Foreign special operations gunships train on the Navy’s huge sea base in the Persian Gulf | The Drive

The United Arab Emirates’ Special Operations Command has been training with the U.S. Navy on a sea base in the Persian Gulf. The USS Lewis B. Puller hosted UH-60M Black Hawk and CH-47F Chinook helicopters as well as foreign allied troops. Members from the UAE’s Air Force’s Group 18 practiced landing, taking off, and refueling the helicopters onboard the ship ... Read More »

U.S. mercenaries are paraded on Venezuelan TV again as they reveal President Nicolás Maduro was given name ‘jackpot’ in plan to kidnap him | Daily Mail UK

Venezuelan state TV has shown clips of Luke Denman and Airan Berry wearing orange prison uniforms and being interrogated. The clips showed them explaining that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s code word during the operation was “jackpot.” They also noted that the plan was to kidnap Maduro and fly him back to the United States. This is the first video to ... Read More »

US Air Force ramps up flyovers near China in sign of rising tension and risk of conflict between world powers | South China Morning Post

Tensions between the U.S. and China continue as the two powers work to keep control of the South China Sea and surrounding areas. U.S. Pacific Air Forces said on Twitter on that B-1 bombers had been conducting a mission the South China Sea following completing a training mission near Hawaii with the Navy. Both the Air Force and the Navy ... Read More »

The Army is now calling a COVID-19 cadence | Connecting Vets Radio

All soldiers know the Airborne Ranger cadence “C-130 Rollin’ Down the Strip, 64 Rangers on a one-way trip. Mission Top Secret, destination unknown.” While cadences are a little more politically correct now, you may still hear a “Jody” cadence called down a back trail. Now, soldiers are starting to call a new cadence centered on the coronavirus. Some of the ... Read More »

The 20 highest-paying college majors in the US | Business Insider

The American Community Survey program has revealed that those who study science and engineering in college have the highest salaries. This program as well as response from graduates on their major and income were used to compile a list of the highest-paying degrees in the U.S. Health and medical preparatory majors took the number one slot, with a median salary ... Read More »

GM says it is ‘almost there’ on million-mile electric vehicle battery | Reuters

Global Motors Executive Vice President Doug Parks has announced that they are close to developing an electric vehicle battery that will last for one million miles. Current electric batteries generally last for 100,000 to 200,000 miles. GM also stated that improvements include zero-cobalt electrodes, solid state electrolytes and ultra-fast charging. Tesla announced at the beginning of May that they are ... Read More »

Cash, long a refuge in uncertain times, now under suspicion | AP News

People used to hoard cash in times of uncertainty due to distrust of the banks and online security. Now however, cash is often tossed aside and the vast majority of the time we use electronic means for transactions. As the coronavirus pandemic has led to businesses and customers not wanting to touch something and then have it exchange hands, cash ... Read More »

Special operations forces’ adviser warns ISIS may exploit pandemic: ‘Maybe we’re not paying enough attention’ | Fox News

Scott Mann is a former Green Beret who completed multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan for 23 years during his Army career. Now working as an advisor for senior special forces officials and federal law enforcement, Mann believes the U.S. needs to pay more attention to ISIS during the coronavirus pandemic. “I think we take our eye off the ball, ... Read More »

Navy looks to pro sports to boost performance of EOD Techs and Divers | Military.com

The Navy is looking to add new performance-tracking systems and cognitive enhancement techniques to Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Navy Diver candidate training. Pro athletes are the source the Navy is looking to as they hope to take a more holistic approach to certain aspects in order to prevent injuries. A new tactical performance laboratory is being built at the Naval ... Read More »

WorkSafe file charges over death of SAS trooper Lance Corporal Nicholas Kahotea | Stuff National NZ

Lance Corporal Nicholas Kahotea was killed during a training accident in an SAS facility in Ardmore just over a year ago. Now, WorkSafe is filing charges over his death in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2014. The act states that the overseeing person or business must take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of those involved. ... Read More »