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Happy Birthday! US Navy to turn 247 years old Thursday

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 7: Blue Angels jets fly over the sky during the Fleet Week in San Francisco, California, United States on October 7, 2022. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) WASHINGTON - U.S.

Navy will be one year older Thursday when the maritime service branch will turn 247 years old!Navy brass said this year’s theme will be "On Watch - 24/7 for 247 Years." The theme will highlight the Navy’s "enduring ability to remain fully ready to respond to and effectively deter emergent threats."Several events are taking place around the country to commemorate the celebration. The USS Jacob Jones was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine on December 6, 1917.The Navy League of the United States will host its 247th U.S. Navy Birthday Ball on October 15 outside Washington, D.C.

In Annapolis, Maryland, home of the U.S. Naval Academy, a concert will be held on Thursday. RELATED: Military couple relocating loses everything in overnight theft: ‘We are devastated’The public is also encouraged to visit their local naval museums, watch a naval movie, or visit the closest naval base to also celebrate the milestone. According to the Naval History and Heritage Command, the Continental Congress established what is now the U.S.

Navy on October 13, 1775.The event was marked with "a swift sailing vessel, to carry ten carriage guns, and a proportionable number of swivels, with eighty men, be fitted, with all possible despatch, for a cruise of three months…."A miniature Australian shepherd got excited when one of his owners returned from military deployment to the family’s home.After the American Revolutionary War— or the American War of Independence— the U.S. Constitution gave power to the new Congress "to

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Uber defied taxi laws and upended workers' rights, investigative report found
Sign with logo at the headquarters of car-sharing technology company Uber in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco, California, with red vehicle visible in the background parked on Market Street, October 13, 2017. (Photo by Smith C WASHINGTON (AP) - As Uber aggressively pushed into markets around the world, the ride-sharing service lobbied political leaders to relax labor and taxi laws, used a "kill switch'' to thwart regulators and law enforcement, channeled money through Bermuda and other tax havens and considered portraying violence against its drivers as a way to gain public sympathy, according to a report released Sunday.The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, a nonprofit network of investigative reporters, scoured internal Uber texts, emails, invoices and other documents to deliver what it called "an unprecedented look into the ways Uber defied taxi laws and upended workers' rights.''The documents were first leaked to the British newspaper The Guardian, which shared them with the consortium.In a written statement, Uber spokesperson Jill Hazelbaker acknowledged "mistakes'' in the past and said CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, hired in 2017, had been "tasked with transforming every aspect of how Uber operates ...