A U.S Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle hit an explosive device on Saturday while entering a firing range near Ouallam, Niger, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command said. "There were four U.S. service members in the vehicle at the time of the IED detonation," Air Force Christopher Karns told Task & Purpose. "At this time, neither the U.S. nor partner force is reporting any casualties. As a precaution, U.S. service members have been recovered to a secure location and are being evaluated."
More than seven years after his dramatic arrest, lawyers for internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom are making their final bid to stop the mogul being extradited from New Zealand to the United States on copyright-related criminal charges... While the men are also accused of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering over the website by the US, much of their protracted legal battle has centred on whether allegations of widespread copyright infringement merit their extradition. The hearing is set down for a week and a decision is expected to take months.
Raytheon and United Technologies, two US military contractors, have agreed to a "merger of equals" to become the nation's second largest aerospace-and-defence company, reported Xinhua news agency, quoting US media stories on Sunday.
The merger, if followed through, would create a company with a value of more than US$100 billion and annual sales of US$70 billion dollars, a behemoth after Boeing in the aerospace and defence sectors.