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  • In this Jan. 17, 1966, file photo, part of the wrecked fuselage of a US Air Force B-52 bomber lies where it crashed near Palomares, northeast of Almeria, Spain, after a collision in flight with a USAF KC-135 tanker while refueling. (AP Photo/File)
    Veterans seek class action lawsuit over 1966 H-bombs accident

    Veterans who say they responded to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation exposure asked a federal appeals court on Monday to allow a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • A four-engine U.S. B-52 bomber takes off from Guam for a strike against the Viet Cong in Vietnam, 2,200 miles away, in 1965 during the Vietnam War. (Air Force via AP)
    Vets sue Defense Department over 1966 Spain H-bomb mishap

    Veterans groups sued the Defense Department on Tuesday in an effort to obtain disability benefits for airmen who say they were exposed to radiation while responding to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain.

  • In this Aug. 30, 1972, file photo, Guillermo Aillon, center, emerges from the Superior Court House where he was denied bail on charges he murdered his estranged wife and her parents in New Haven, Conn. (Bob Child/AP)
    Officials: Exhumation of killers from vet cemeteries is rare

    The recent exhumation of an Army Vietnam veteran’s body from the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery was a rare invocation of federal laws aimed at keeping murderers and rapists out of veterans burial grounds, federal and state officials say.

  • Scientist gets time served for theft of military documents

    A scientist who pleaded guilty to taking sensitive documents from a Connecticut military contractor to his native China was sentenced on Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison he has already served. Former United Technologies Corp. engineer Yu Long was sentenced in federal court in Hartford.

  • Sikorsky reaches settlement over fatal '14 Navy helicopter crash

    Connecticut-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has agreed to settle wrongful death and negligence claims in a lawsuit filed over the 2014 crash of a Navy helicopter that killed three of the five crew members on a training exercise off the coast of Virginia.

  • This Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 selfie photo provided by retired U.S. Coast Guard Capt. William Peterson shows Peterson in Mystic, Conn. Peterson will be inducted Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, into the Wall of Gallantry at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Now living in Richland, Wash., Peterson will be honored for helping rescue nine colleagues whose cargo plane crashed on a hillside on the western Aleutian Island of Attu off Alaska in 1982. He previously received the military's Distinguished Flying Cross. (William Peterson via AP)
    Coast Guard pilot to be honored for North Pacific rescue

    Like many people honored for their bravery, Coast Guard pilot William Peterson said he was just doing his job when he helped rescue nine colleagues whose plane crashed on a hillside on the western Aleutian Island of Attu off Alaska in 1982.