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$4M worth of pot found on Calif beach

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have found about $4 million worth of marijuana next to a panga boat at a beach in Santa Barbara County.

03/18/2013

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (AP Photo)

US to beef up missile defense against North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon announced Friday it will spend $1 billion to add 14 interceptors to a West Coast-based missile defense system, responding to what it called faster-than-anticipated North Korean progress on nuclear weapons and missiles.

03/15/2013

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Earth-observing satellite to launch from Vandenberg

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA is set to launch a new Earth-observing satellite designed to carry on the tradition of documenting changes to the planet’s glaciers, forests and coastlines.

02/08/2013

Ground Based Midcourse Defense interceptor missile

US announces successful missile flight test

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. military says it has successfully launched a missile interceptor rocket on a test flight from the central California coast.

01/27/2013

Unarmed Minuteman 3 missile reaches target area

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile blasted from a silo at the West Coast’s Vandenberg Air Force Base early Wednesday and successfully reached a target area 4,200 miles away […]

11/14/2012

Central beaches reopen after fatal shark attack

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – Three Central California beaches that were closed following a deadly shark attack on a surfer have reopened. Vandenberg Air Force Base spokesman Michael Peterson says the 72-hour closure […]

10/26/2012

Calif. surfer killed in shark attack off air base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – A shark attack at an Air Force base beach killed an experienced 39-year-old surfer, following months of frequent shark sightings along the central California coast. Francisco Javier Solorio […]

10/24/2012

New NASA photo satellite to join 40-year mission

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A fleet of picture-snapping NASA satellites that for 40 years has documented forest fires, tsunamis and everyday changes in the Earth’s geography will soon get a new member. With Landsat […]

09/22/2012

US launches national defense satellite from Vandenberg

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – An Atlas 5 rocket carrying a classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office has lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the central California coast. The […]

09/13/2012

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