Sen. Frank Lautenberg is praising the Navy for its plans to name a new ship after New Jersey’s capital city.
The USS Akron, a 785-foot dirigible, was in its third year of flight when a violent storm sent it plunging tail-first into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after midnight on April 4, 1933.
Both men got things wrong. So Brooks Jackson of factcheck.org checked in to go over the claims and set the record straight.
Many residents are being asked to foot the bill for the government’s dumping of toxic waste into the Long Island soil. And to make matters worse, the contamination is on the move.
The toxic plot is the result of years of dumping by the Grumman Corp. and the U.S. Navy and is believed to threaten the water supply to about 250,000 residents in Bethpage.
The city of Stamford plans to honor a Navy SEAL killed last month in a chopper in Afghanistan. A committee of seven will decide the form of the monument.
Gov. Dan Malloy says he is pressing the federal government to help Connecticut assess damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
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