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US completes recovery of Chinese balloon but other “object” searches called off

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Navy sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4 prepare material recovered in the Atlantic Ocean from a high-altitude Chinese balloon shot down by the U.S. Air Force off the coast of South Carolina after docking in Virginia Beach, Virginia for transport to federal agents at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek on February 10, 2023 in this image released by the U.S. Navy in Washington, U.S. February 13, 2023. Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan Seelbach/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

Washington DC, US Reuters The United States said on Friday it had successfully concluded recovery efforts off South Carolina to collect sensors and other debris from a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon shot down by a US fighter jet on 4th February, and investigators are now analysing its “guts.” But US and Canadian authorities also announced […]

Ruling out aliens? Senior US general says not ruling out anything yet

FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft takes off for a nighttime mission at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Josh Smith

Washington DC, US Reuters The US Air Force general overseeing North American airspace said on Sunday after a series of shoot-downs of unidentified objects that he would not rule out aliens or any other explanation yet, deferring to US intelligence experts. Asked whether he had ruled out an extraterrestrial origin for three airborne objects shot […]

US military says it is searching for remnants of Chinese spy balloon

The suspected Chinese spy balloon drifts to the ocean after being shot down off the coast in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, U.S. February 4, 2023. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Washington DC, US Reuters The US military said on Sunday it is searching for remnants of the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon it shot down the previous day, in a dramatic spy saga that has further strained American-Chinese relations. The US Navy is working to recover the balloon and its payload and the Coast Guard is […]

US Air Force officers sue over religious exemption denials

US Miami healthcare worker with syringe

Toledo, Ohio, USAP A dozen US Air Force officers have filed a lawsuit against the US Government after the military denied their religious exemptions to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine. The officers, mostly from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, along with a handful of airmen and reservists, accused the Air Force of using a […]

US Air Force ordered to pay more than $US230 million in church shooting

US Texas Sutherland Springs Baptist Church

San Antonio, Texas, USAP The US Air Force must pay more than $US230 million in damages to survivors and victims’ families of a 2017 Texas church massacre for failing to flag a conviction that might have kept the gunman from legally buying the weapon used in the shooting, a federal judge ruled in San Antonio on Monday. […]

US Air Force mostly at fault in 2017 Texas church attack – judge

US Texas Sutherland Springs memorial

Austin, TexasAP A US federal judge has ruled that the US Air Force is mostly responsible for a former serviceman killing more than two dozen people at a Texas church in 2017 because it failed to submit his criminal history into a database, which should have prevented him from purchasing firearms. US District Judge Xavier […]

Court tosses lawsuits against store in Texas church killing

Austin, Texas, USAP The Texas Supreme Court says survivors and relatives of those killed in a 2017 mass killing at a church can’t sue a sporting goods chain for selling the gunman the rifle used in the attack. The court on Friday threw out four lawsuits against Academy Sports and Outdoors that alleged a San […]

Military Bible display at centre of religious liberty tussle in US

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RNS A Bible placed on a memorial table at a Wyoming Air Force base is at the center of an ongoing battle over what constitutes religious liberty and what violates it. In response to demands by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, Colonel Stacy J Huser, commander of the 90th Missile Wing at FE Warren Air […]