| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Police in Rhode Island warned the U.S. Navy last month that Aaron Alexis was hallucinating and hearing voices, and security officials at the local Navy base where he worked promised to look into the matter.
Newport Police Lt....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:39 PM
WASHINGTON — Six weeks ago, Aaron Alexis told people someone had threatened him at an airport in Virginia. A few days later, in Rhode Island, he heard voices. He thought people were speaking to him through "the walls, floor and ceiling" of the...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Mary Theresa Nipwoda, a lab technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, did what she could to prepare for the 20 percent pay cut she knew was coming this week.
The Harford County woman, who earns about $67,000 annually, switched her prescription...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Col. Brian P. Foley assumed command of Fort Meade during a ceremony Thursday morning.
Foley, the 84th commander of the Army base in Anne Arundel County, succeeds Col. Edward C. Rothstein, who is retiring after 30 years in the military, the last two as...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:14 PM
The Pentagon on Tuesday cut the number of furlough days for 650,000 Defense Department civilians from 11 to six — a welcome surprise for workers who have been saddled with a 20 percent pay cut since early July.
But defense officials and some...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:42 PM
— The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford will continue to experience problems after it joins the fleet because key systems lack reliability, including those that allow fighter jets to launch and land, a government watchdog group reported Thursday....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Ted Cruz is on a roll.
The tea party firebrand from Texas has been in the Senate all of seven months, but he’s already looking like a strong contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Last week, Cruz won a straw poll at a...
| Sep 8, 2013
President Barack Obama surprised many by deciding to turn to Congress for approval before he fires missiles at Syria. His decision makes sense. When proposing a military action that almost nobody wants to wage, it is best to find others to share the...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Virginia's two senators are once again pushing the Defense Depertment consider Hampton Roads as the new headquarters for U.S. Africa Command.
Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine are piggybacking on a recent report that criticized the Pentagon's...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:22 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — With opposition to military action growing among Americans and lawmakers, President Barack Obama is heading to Congress on Tuesday with fresh hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough that would allow Syria's government to avert U.S....
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:58 AM
It was a hot day in Reyhanli, a small town on the Turkish-Syrian border. "Tell Obama we don't want him to intervene," a Syrian woman yelled to me in Arabic. "We do not want to be another Iraq!" She was half joking, but her 19-year old daughter added on...