Satellite images show China built mock-ups of US warships
BEIJING (AP) — Satellite images show China has built mock-ups of U.S. warships in its northwestern desert, possibly to practice for a future naval clash.
China is massively upgrading its military, and its capability and intentions are increasingly concerning to the United States.
The images captured by Maxar Technologies show the outlines of a U.S. aircraft carrier and a destroyer at a desert location in Xinjiang. The independent U.S. Naval Institute says the mock-ups are part of a new target range.
China has emphasized countering other naval forces in building up its military and has concentrated its vessels in the South China Sea.
The U.S. Navy remains predominant, but its ships are spread across several regions where U.S. interests lie.
2021 World Series Artifacts Will Live in Cooperstown at Baseball Hall of Fame
Artifacts from the 2021 World Series that featured the Atlanta Braves' first championship since 1995, made their way to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. The Braves beat the Houston Astros 7-0 on Tuesday night in Houston, clinching the World Series in game 6, 4 games to 2.
The baseball artifacts were on display in Albany at the Albany Airport baggage claim area on Wednesday, before making the trip to Cooperstown.
Here are 9 now historic artifacts from the series that will forever live at the Hall of Fame.
11 Ways to Avoid Getting Ripped Off When Holiday Shopping Online
The world-wide shipping delays have shoppers buying holiday gifts early this year and much of the commerce is happening online. After all, how can you avoid the amazing deals? Now more than ever, these amazing deals are shady transactions that look authentic and safe.
One way to shop safely online is to buy from local vendor websites, or visit sites like Etsy which touts small meaningful gifts, often times created by small businesses and crafters.
The Better Business Bureau recommends online buyers do research before they click the checkout button.
Here are 11 things you can do to avoid getting ripped off online, according to the Better Business Bureau.