(Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a contract worth more than $1 billion for 32 C-130J aircraft, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The work is expected to be completed by April 2020, the Department of Defense said in its daily digest of major contract awards. Earlier this year, Lockheed announced that it had reached a verbal agreement with the U.S. Air Force for a five-year contract to build up to 83 C-130J Super Hercules transport planes for the Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Corps through 2020. The planes are able to touch down on austere landing zones - essentially makeshift runways - and often used for humanitarian relief missions, special operations, aerial refueling, close air support and search and rescue. (Reporting by Idrees Ali in Toronto; Editing by Tom Brown)
- MMA Junkie
The year is 2022 and Mickey Mouse is out here catching strays.
- The Telegraph
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been “demoted” on the Royal family’s website to bottom billing alongside the Duke of York.
In order to ensure his children have a 'normal' upbringing, Prince William reportedly told royal staff they can't wear this particular item of clothing.
An off-duty Massachusetts National Guard member aggressively confronted a tour bus full of senior citizens thinking they were migrants
In a livestream of the pursuit, the off-duty officer slammed US immigration policy and referenced DeSantis' sending migrants to Martha's Vineyard.
"Obviously this means the lawyer must have given Trump actual legal advice," mused one social media wit.
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- Fox News
Meghan Markle was labeled the "difficult" duchess by former staffers. Royal expert Neil Sean explains what's next for Markle and Prince Harry after the bombshell claims were made.
- Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Hurricane Ian has now strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane. Here's what SC residents need to know and how it will impact them.
Kate Middleton Will Receive the Majority of Queen Elizabeth’s Jewelry Collection—But There’s a Catch
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- Rolling Stone
The Kremlin chooses to escalate the war in Ukraine with a dangerous gamble, but the signs of an unraveling are becoming clearer both at home and abroad
- The New Voice of Ukraine
The first Russian reinforcements, called up as part of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s “partial mobilization”, have already been deployed to Ukrainian battlefields, presidential advisor Oleksiy Arestovych told former Russian lawyer Mark Feygin on his YouTube show on Sept. 27.
The DOJ is having such a hard time finding document digitization vendors willing to work with Trump that it requested more time for the special master review
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- Yahoo Sports
An umpire had a bone to pick with Marlins pitcher Richard Bleier.
- Bradenton Herald
Here’s what to know Tuesday as Bradenton and Manatee County prepare for a possible major hurricane.
- The Advocate
Buttigieg did not come to play.
- The Root
No one has ever accused women’s college basketball coach Kim Mulkey of being the warm and fuzzy type. That’s never been more apparent than in her response to former player Brittney Griner’s wrongful detainment in Russia.
In Katie Nicholl's upcoming book "The New Royals," she writes that Queen Elizabeth intervened when Meghan Markle clashed with a royal staffer.
- Seahawks Wire
On the bright side, their ex isn't doing much better.