An electrical leak from a battery may have prevented a Raytheon Co. warhead from separating from its booster rocket in a missile-defense test that failed in July, according to findings emerging from a Pentagon review.
The Illinois General Assembly placed new demands on the funding of municipal retirement plans, even as it recessed until early January without acting on a $3.7 billion bond proposal to make payments into state employee pension funds.
As U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions becomes the lead critic of a bill that would let undocumented immigrants win citizenship, the Republican Party in his home state of Alabama is pushing in the opposite direction.
The Pentagon has shifted $1.7 billion in efficiency savings through 2016 to pay for development of a new interceptor intended to let U.S. forces hit long-range Iranian missiles, according to a congressional memo obtained from a staff member who didn’t want to be identified.
The latest model of a Raytheon Co. anti-missile warhead failed in the final seconds of a $300 million flight test last December because of a “guidance error,” according to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.