New Virginia-class submarine christened

Richard TomkinsNEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 7 (UPI) — The 14th Virginia-class submarine being constructed for the U.S. Navy has been christened the USS Washington (SSN 787) at Newport News Shipbuilding.



U.S. rig count drops 18 percent

Daniel J. GraeberHOUSTON, March 7 (UPI) — From January to February, the number of rigs working on exploration and production activities in the United States dropped 18 percent, Baker Hughes reported.



Apple target of ransomware for first time

Shawn PriceCUPERTINO, Calif., March 7 (UPI) — Apple’s security team was able to block further attacks after its computers became the target of a so-called “ransomware” virus for the first time last week.