| May 30, 2013
President Barack Obama likes doing the big things. This is, after all, the man who claimed that his victorious 2008 campaign was "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."
He was roundly (and rightly) derided...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 3:39 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Kerry's nomination as President Barack Obama's new secretary of state sailed through the Senate on Tuesday, as his fellow senators voted overwhelmingly to confirm him to replace Hillary Clinton as the country's top diplomat....
| May 31, 2013
| 6:50 PM
The Navy is investigating the alleged sexual assault last year of a female midshipman at the Naval Academy by three members of the football team, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed Friday.
The woman has told investigators she remembers little of the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:26 AM
WASHINGTON — Same-sex military couples will qualify for full benefits, including government-provided healthcare and housing allowances, as long as they are legally married, under new rules announced by the Pentagon.
The requirement for same-sex...
| May 6, 2013
| 5:20 PM
The man leading a U.S. Air Force program responsible for preventing sexual assault has been arrested on suspicion of drunkenly groping a woman in an Arlington, Va., parking lot, officials said Monday.
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, 41 -- shown with several...
| May 27, 2013
| 3:49 PM
President Obama hailed the nation's fallen service members in a Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, in which he noted that the war in Afghanistan was winding down but not over.
"Fewer Americans are making the ultimate...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:39 PM
WASHINGTON — The Edward Snowden case may have been the last straw, but the White House decision to cancel a Moscow summit next month came after President Obama decided the meeting was unlikely to resolve any of the issues increasing tension...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers quickly called for action after the White House informed members of Congress on Thursday that American intelligence agencies now believe the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against rebels trying to topple President...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:38 AM
BRUSSELS — Germany and Italy have committed to join the United States in helping to train Afghan troops after combat operations cease at the end of next year, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.
Absent from the announcement was...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 1:49 PM
CAIRO — After weeks of deadly clashes, Egypt’s military-backed government and supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi may be edging toward a compromise that could ease the latest unrest threatening the nation’s erratic path...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 8:12 AM
BRUSSELS — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to consult with his European counterparts this week about a possible North Atlantic Treaty Organization role training Libyan security forces as he attends his first meeting of the alliance&...