| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Turkey's parliament authorized the government on Thursday to order military action against Islamic State as the insurgents tightened their grip on a Syrian border town, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey.
The vote gives the government...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
After a review of all military healthcare facilities, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the military Wednesday to improve treatment at its hospitals and clinics, instructing the armed services to compose a plan on how it can be accomplished.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A bipartisan group of U.S. House members from California has jumped into a high-stakes battle over the Pentagon’s use of Russian-made rocket engines to launch satellites.
It’s an effort that already involves Hawthorne-based SpaceX Inc. and...
| Sep 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — It was just like the good old days.
Scooter Libby was in the front row. Paul Wolfowitz was in the second. And on the stage was Dick Cheney, beating the drums of war.
"The situation is dire, and defeating these terrorists will...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army private convicted of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, is suing the federal government to receive appropriate medical care for the gender disorder she was...
| Sep 20, 2014
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are announced at a 'Better Together' event in Glasgow....
| Sep 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Defending the Princeton
Opponents of the project, The Princeton at College Park, have condemned the density of the proposed apartment complex and the increased traffic the development's future tenants would add to Edgewater Drive and surrounding...
| Sep 11, 2014
One of the items Congress can and must complete action on in the eight days it will be in session before this year's elections is the reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, which is set to expire in December. TRIA has broad bipartisan...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:29 PM
The Pentagon's top leadership has approved an ambitious target list for U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday, but President Obama has not signed off on the plan, adding a level of...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Members of Congress and the White House anticipated a peace dividend by winding down America's foreign wars, closing bases and shedding tens of thousands of troops.
But President Obama's new, open-ended strategy to confront Islamic State fighters in...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:02 PM
Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer, repeatedly raised the prospect Tuesday of sending U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqi soldiers against Islamic State militants, despite President Obama’s vows not to do so.
Dempsey, chairman of the...