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U.S. defense contractor pays $7.5 million to settle Kabul brothel row

WASHINGTON — An American firm providing security at the US embassy in Afghanistan has paid $7.5 million to settle claims its guards visited brothels in Kabul with the knowledge of company officials, the Justice Department said Thursday. Armor Group North America Inc. (AGNA) and its affiliates made the payout ostensibly…

Los Alamos nuke lab blew up building with cannon: report

‘I have no idea why they have a gun like this,’ watchdog investigator says Researchers at the Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory in New Mexico accidentally blew up a building with a “Civil-war-like” cannon earlier this month, raising further fears about the safety of the facility that has seen more than…