| 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 16, 2014
Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in Northern California, where a wildfire approaches the shore of Bass Lake. Fire crews are attempting to get better access to a number of wildfires in California that have forced hundreds to evacuate their homes in...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:09 PM
A six-week Pakistani army offensive has succeeded in disrupting the militant groups that have long enjoyed free rein in the rugged North Waziristan tribal region along the border with Afghanistan, Obama administration officials say.
But proof of the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:12 AM
Amid mounting international concern over civilian casualties and demands for an immediate cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed Thursday that he would accept no truce that would prevent Israel from demolishing the cross-border...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Congress on Friday approved $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system, a Pentagon-backed request to shore up the U.S. ally amid continued hostilities in the Gaza Strip.
With little debate, Congress cleared the measure as lawmakers...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The ship's bow sank in a few minutes.
The battle to add its deceased crew members' names to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has lasted more than a decade.
But it could soon be coming to an end. A House-approved bill could clear the way for the names...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:19 AM
Maybe it is time for a shake-up.
President Obama's second-term staffing was always going to be a risk. He abandoned his first term's team of rivals for a closer-knit team of loyalists. The bet was that he was assured enough in the job to no longer need...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Hawthorne rocket company SpaceX has reached a major milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites.
The upstart firm announced Friday that the Air Force certified its Falcon 9 rocket after...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:05 PM
In a move that could shake up the spaceflight business, Hawthorne rocket company SpaceX has passed a key milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites.
The upstart firm said Friday that the Air...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:58 PM
BAGHDAD - Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:37 AM
The question was asked politely. The answer was swift and unequivocal.
"There will be no boots on the ground in Iraq," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told 200-plus Marines at a question-and-answer session Tuesday.
Hagel was quick to deny any suggestion...