Pentagon ends reviews of Niger ambush that killed 4 soldiers

Politics 06/06/19, 14:45

The Pentagon has concluded its reviews of a 2017 ambush that left four U.S. soldiers dead in the African nation of Niger and said it found the discipline it meted out to be adequate. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has accepted that conclusion, which was the result of a monthlong ...

Sirens, the denied species

Beyond science 11/10/18, 05:30

Rare fish or ancient myths, Sirens are part of one of the most neglected groups in modern zoology. Is there a possibility that hominids who adapted to abyssal conditions really exist? "The previous day, when the Admiral [Columbus] went to the Río del Oro, he saw three sirens that appeared on ...

Holocaust survivor who became US Army major general has died

U.S. 10/03/18, 17:51

Sidney Shachnow, who survived the Holocaust as a child and fought in Vietnam as a U.S. Army Green Beret before becoming a major general, has died. He was 83.Shachnow's wife, Arlene, said by phone Wednesday that he passed away on Sept. 27 at a hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina. They ...

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