The Navy recently sent an unmanned vessel named Nomad on a trip of 4,421 nautical miles, or more than 5,100 land miles, from the Gulf Coast through the Panama Canal to the West Coast -- almost entirely in autonomous mode. It was the second long-range autonomous transit through the Navy's Ghost Fleet Overlord program, conducted through a partnership between the service and the Office of Defense Strategic Capabilities Office. read more
The U.S. House on Thursday will move to repeal a nearly two-decade-old war powers measure, marking what many lawmakers hope will be the beginning of the end of wide-ranging authorities given to the president after the 9/11 terror attacks. The vote was 268-161. The measure now heads to the Senate. read more
The court sidestepped the larger issue in the case, whether the 2010 health care law can stand without a provision that required most Americans to obtain insurance or pay a penalty. read more
MSNBC's Brian Williams shares the tale of Jason Riddle who stands accused of participating in the Trump-incited Capitol insurrection. Riddle recently spoke to Katherine Underwood with Boston's NBC10 about his political ambitions -- but didn't know the candidate he wanted to defeat was a member of the U.S. House rather than the Massachusetts state house.
The tipping point for irreversible global warming may have already been triggered, the scientist who led the biggest expedition to the Arctic warned Tuesday (June 15). read more