NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The director of the Navy's energy coordination office invoked the bombing of the USS Cole to illustrate the vulnerability the Navy faces because of its heavy reliance on oil to meet its energy needs.
The 2000 attack on the Norfolk-based destroyer occurred while it was in port in Yemen for refueling. The explosion was carried out by suicide bombers in a small boat, killing 17 sailors.
Cmdr. James Goudreau told hundreds at Old Dominion University on Tuesday that some of the most vulnerable periods for a ship occur during refueling, including when it happens at sea.
Goudreau said the Navy's push to develop alternative fuels is about improving its capability and keeping sailors safe, not about advancing a political agenda. Some Republicans have complained alternative fuels cost too much.
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The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.
Caldwell County residents gathered Thursday evening to organize their fight against a proposed landfill that they say poses a hazard that they don't need.
The pastor of the Austin church attended by the teacher who was killed Thursday in Benghazi remembered him as a spiritual friend dedicated to improving the lives of others.