Military

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Man Crushed To Death By Military Tank At Jelly Belly Co. Family Reunion

A Suisun City man who was run over and killed by a military tank at a family reunion Saturday afternoon for the family that runs the Fairfield based Jelly Belly Candy Co. has been identified by the Solano County coroner’s office as 54-year-old Kevin Wright.

08/24/2015

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Plane With Unconscious Pilot At Controls Plunges Into Ocean 460 Miles Off Point Reyes

U.S. Coast Guard officials said they have suspended a search Friday afternoon for the pilot of an experimental aircraft that crashed off of Point Reyes Thursday night.

08/14/2015

Athena Brattin Cain, Miss Sonoma County. (CBS)

Reigning Miss Sonoma County Foregoes Crown To Join Marines

Athena Brattin Cain is the reigning Miss Sonoma County, but her tenure will be cut short. That’s because in just a few days, she will be report for duty to the United States Marine Corps boot camp in South Carolina.

08/05/2015

Terminator robot 'T-800' (credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking Warn Killer Robots Could Destroy Humanity As We Know It

From self-driving cars to mobile personal assistants, the conveniences of technology seamlessly fold into our everyday lives — which is why three luminaries are warning humanity: beware of the killer robots.

07/27/2015

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Pentagon Announces Plan Aimed At Lifting Transgender Ban

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he is creating a working group that will review the policies and determine if lifting the ban would have any impact on the military’s ability to be ready for battle.

07/13/2015

Fog covers San Francisco (Ron Cervi/KCBS)

Military Once Used SF Fog For Simulated Germ-Warfare Attack, Exposing 800,000 To Harmful Bacteria

In what sounds like a conspiracy theory, the fog over San Francisco was used by the U.S. military in the 1950s as a way to maske the spreading of a biological agent in simulated germ-warfare attacks.

07/10/2015

A tank round is seen inside a car. (Union City Police Dept.)

Union City PD, City Hall Evacuated After Couple Arrives With Tank Round

A couple found a live tank round near the railroad tracks in Union City Wednesday afternoon, loaded it into their car and took it to the police station, prompting an evacuation

07/08/2015

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U.S. Military Celebrating Gay Pride Month, Honors Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Servicemembers

Maybe it’s all about who is the current commander-in-chief. Maybe it resonates more because of Caitlyn Jenner’s announcement this week. Maybe it’s just the new “normal” for the Department of Defense, but this month the DoD is making it very clear to the American public that the military supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.

06/02/2015

Bearcat Medevac armored medical vehicle. (CBS)

San Leandro Police Assure Armored Vehicle Won’t Be Used Against Peaceful Protesters

The new federal ban on military style weapons to police stems from their use against demonstrators last year in Ferguson, Missouri. San Leandro police have assured their BearCat medevac vehicle will be no exception.

05/18/2015

A Stryker vehicle from the U.S. Army's Company A, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, returns to base camp at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington. (Photo by General Dynamics/Getty Images)

$4 Million In US Projects That Aim To Protect Sage Grouse Could Hurt Military

Federal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.

04/29/2015

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