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Rocket science: Ukraine firm may have helped N. Korean missiles

| | Aug 19 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

Ukraine is virtually an “anything goes” zone for American entrepreneurs — as well as for people like the North Koreans. That idea has been reinforced by news reports that a Ukrainian factory sold North Korea rocket engines for intercontinental ballistic missiles, which Pyongyang wants to arm with nuclear warheads so it can threaten the United States as well as peace in its region.

  1. | Posted: Dec 17 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — As the #MeToo movement gained momentum the past several weeks — and more than a dozen powerful men accused of sexual misconduct were suspended, fired or banished into the outer darkness, it was reasonable to wonder where it would all end.

  2. Posted: Dec 17 2017 - 12:06am

    Lost power due to HELCO irresponsibility

  3. | Posted: Dec 16 2017 - 11:28am

    It’s a sad state of affairs when roughly one third of Americans don’t know the three branches of government, which are the executive, legislative and judicial, or have any idea how our system of checks and balances made America different from all other nations.

  4. Posted: Dec 16 2017 - 12:05am

    Ban the mai tai

  5. | Posted: Dec 16 2017 - 12:05am

    This time of year, you look twice at the sketchy drug addict blocking the sidewalk in front of Starbucks. You give a second thought to the overly bundled elderly woman waiting in line at the food bank. You wonder what life would be like if that palsied kid in the trailer had medical attention.

  6. | Posted: Dec 15 2017 - 12:06am

    Charlottesville, Virginia, has rejected permit applications from five organizations, far-right and otherwise, to hold protests in the city’s parks on the one-year anniversary of last summer’s protests there.

  7. | Posted: Dec 14 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The first time ended badly, so when, 156 years later, Alabamians were incited to again try secession, this time from the national consensus that America is a pretty nice place, they said: No. No, that is, to rubbish like this:

  8. | Posted: Dec 14 2017 - 12:05am

    We called her nana, our grandmother with the rosy Irish cheeks. She was sweet as well as feisty and everyone loved her.

  9. Posted: Dec 14 2017 - 12:05am

    Comment on resort project while time allows

  10. | Posted: Dec 13 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — That special place in hell everyone keeps talking about is getting mighty crowded.

  11. | Posted: Dec 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Article XVI, section 279 of the Alabama Constitution, entitled Oath of Office, provides: “All members of the legislature, and all officers, executive and judicial, before they enter upon the execution of the duties of their respective offices, shall take the following oath or affirmation: I, …, solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Alabama, so long as I continue a citizen thereof; and that I will faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter, to the best of my ability. So help me God.”

  12. Posted: Dec 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Where’s Harry?

  13. | Posted: Dec 12 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The Winston Churchill biopic “Darkest Hour” is a movie that should be seen, but not entirely believed. Gary Oldman’s alternately fierce and vulnerable Churchill is a triumph of both acting and the cosmetician’s art. Just hearing him deliver snippets of Churchill’s speeches is worth the ticket price. (Am I the only one who tears up at the words “We shall fight on the beaches”? My wife: “Probably.”)

  14. | Posted: Dec 12 2017 - 12:05am

    Recently, a scientific publication titled, “Vulnerability of Coral Reefs to Bioerosion From Land-Based Sources of Pollution,” was reported on by several local news outlets. Bioerosion describes the erosion (gradual destruction or disintegration) of hard ocean substrates such as coral reefs, by living organisms and this research effort led by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is part of numerous scientific peer reviewed publications consistently demonstrating concerns with the disposal of treated wastewater into coastal injection wells.

  15. Posted: Dec 12 2017 - 12:05am

    Plenty of laughs without comics