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  • US airlines and the great reclining seat wars

    There's an old "Seinfeld" episode where Jerry and Elaine are about to board a plane and the gate attendant tells them she can bump one of them into first class. Jerry immediately takes the offer, explaining to Elaine that he's flown in first class...
  • Medal of Honor awarded to two soldiers from Vietnam War

    On March 11, 1966, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and his squad of Green Berets found themselves atop a hill, in the dark, in the middle of a jungle in central Vietnam. They had endured days of battle with North Vietnamese troops off the Ho Chi...
  • Complain as they do, rural Republicans control House [Commentary]

    Complain as they do, rural Republicans control House [Commentary]
    Folks in the hinterlands who complain that they want their country back should stop whining. They have a lock on the House of Representatives and a good shot at owning the Senate, too. Meanwhile, the majority of Americans who live in cities and suburbs...
  • Long quest for Gettysburg hero's Medal of Honor finally reached

    DELAFIELD, Wis. Margaret Zerwekh can't remember when she started her crusade, but it was some time in the 1980s. When Zerwekh moved in 1967 to a home built as a grist mill on land that had once been home to the Cushings, the amateur historian wanted to...
  • Obama to send 3,000 US military to Africa to help against Ebola

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama plans to dispatch 3,000 U.S. military personnel to Africa as part of a major U.S. boost to counter the outbreak of Ebola as world health agencies warn that there aren't enough medical personnel willing to work there to...
  • Obama has bipartisan support against Islamic State, still faces doubts

    President Obama and his advisors appear to have convinced Americans that the Islamic State militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria are a threat to the U.S. This week he'll try to prove he's capable of taking them on. In laying out a plan to use U.S....
  • Constitutional law experts Yoo, Turley, debate Islamic State action at CNU

    Constitutional law experts Yoo, Turley, debate Islamic State action at CNU
    NEWPORT NEWS — Constitutional law professors Jonathan Turley and John Yoo on Monday offered sharply different opinions on the appropriate use of presidential war power at a forum on the campus of Christopher Newport University. The pair debated in...
  • California state Senator Wright to resign following fraud conviction

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California state Senator Roderick Wright plans to resign from office later this month following a perjury and voter fraud conviction that saw him sentenced to 90 days in jail, he said in a letter sent on Monday. Wright, who was...
  • House GOP wants more oversight of Obama's request to arm Syrians

    House GOP wants more oversight of Obama's request to arm Syrians
    Facing skepticism in Congress over a White House request to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, House Republican leaders Monday unveiled a revised proposal that beefs up congressional oversight in hopes of winning bipartisan...
  • Voters support a path to legalization for immigrants here illegally

    Voters support a path to legalization for immigrants here illegally
    Though deeply concerned about the effects of illegal immigration on California, state voters broadly support a path to legalization for the nation's 12 million unauthorized residents, according to a new poll. Across major demographic and partisan...
  • Governments pressure Google for more user information

    Governments pressure Google for more user information
    Google Inc. said it was facing increasing pressure from governments around the world to reveal user information in criminal investigations amid ongoing revelations about national surveillance programs. The number of requests increased 15 percent...