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USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group completes Saxon Warrior exercise

USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group completes Saxon Warrior exercise

Business
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group has completed the multinational Saxon Warrior 2017 exercise off the coast of the Britain.Participating units from the U.S., U.K., Sweden, Germany and Norway engaged in a 10-day series of carrier strike group training drills involving multiple possible scenarios for future conflicts.It included the commander and staff of the British carrier strike group built around the country's new flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is currently conducting sea trials."Saxon Warrior was a perfect platform to test how far we've come because we started from scratch," Royal Navy Lt. Cmdr. James Capps said in a press release."We're trying to get in a position that when the Queen Elizabeth comes online, we can operate her as an embryonic carrier s...
Famous birthdays for July 6: George W. Bush, Kevin Hart

Famous birthdays for July 6: George W. Bush, Kevin Hart

Entertainment
July 6 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer.They include:-- John Paul Jones, founder of the U.S. Navy, in 1747-- Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in 1907-- Singer LaVerne Andrews of the Andrews Sisters in 1911-- Former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan in 1921-- TV entertainer/producer Merv Griffin in 1925-- Rock 'n' roll pioneer Bill Haley ("Rock Around The Clock") in 1925-- Actor Janet Leigh in 1927-- Singer/actor Della Reese in 1931 (age 86) File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader/Nobel Peace Prize laureate, in 1935 (age 82)-- Actor Ned Beatty in 1937 (age 80)-- Actor Burt Ward in 1945 (age 72)-- Actor Sylvester Stallone in 1946 (age 71)-- Former U.S. President George W. Bush in 1946 (age 71)-- Actor Shelley Hack in 1947 (age 70)-- Ac...
Los Angeles Lakers meeting with free agent guard George Hill

Los Angeles Lakers meeting with free agent guard George Hill

Sports
Free agent guard George Hill met with Los Angeles Lakers officials Monday about a possible deal. The Lakers and Hill have significant mutual interest on pursuing a short-term deal that would allow Hill and No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball to play together, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne. Hill, 31, played through a toe injury last season that limited his durability in his one season with the Utah Jazz. The nine-year veteran averaged a career-high 16.9 points with 4.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds in just 49 games. The Lakers want to do one-year contracts in free agency, preserving salary-cap space for 2018 to pursue possible free agents Paul George, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, according to ESPN. Before joining the Jazz in a trade last year, Hill spent fiv...