USS Gravely Responds to Distressed Sailboat

Atlantic Ocean - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) responded to a sailboat in distress at approximately 6:30 p.m., Sunday.

Deadline to Register to Vote is October 22

Kearny Mesa, California - If you want to vote in the Nov. 6 Gubernatorial General Election, you should register by Monday, Oct. 22. If you miss the deadline, you may still conditionally register and vote provisionally through Election Day but you will have to register in person at the Registrar of Voters office in Kearny Mesa.

USS Newport News Returns from Deployment

Norfolk, Virginia - Los Angeles fast-attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) returned from a regularly-scheduled deployment to Naval Station Norfolk, October 13.

USS Kearsarge ARG Completes Live-Fire Missile Exercise

Atlantic Ocean - The units of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) participated in a live-fire missile exercise (MISSILEX), Sunday.

That’s a lot of tomato sauce

Columbia County, Pennsylvania - The Krum family of Columbia County, got more than they bargained for from their tomato plant this year, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. It continued growing all summer long, ultimately reaching a height of 22 feet and bearing more cherry tomatoes than the family could stomach. 

Ukraine Passes Key Hurdle in Implementation of Minsk Peace Agreements

Washington, DC - The United States congratulates Ukraine’s Parliament and Ukrainian leadership on extending the law on special status for Russia-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine. Extending this law, which would have expired yesterday, demonstrates Ukraine’s continued commitment to a peaceful resolution of the conflict and implementation of the Minsk agreements. Ukraine’s brave step towards peace stands in sharp comparison to Russia’s continued failure to fulfill its Minsk commitments.