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  • House ethics probe into retiring Wisconsin congressman will continue

    WASHINGTON The House Ethics Committee announced Tuesday that its inquiry into GOP U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., would continue, leaving the case dangling with just three months to go before the veteran lawmaker's retirement after 35 years in office. The...
  • Ukraine cease-fire pressured by pro-Russia attacks, weapons buildup

    Ukraine cease-fire pressured by pro-Russia attacks, weapons buildup
    Pro-Russia separatists attacked Ukrainian government forces with Grad rockets and artillery in two unsuccessful attempts to seize the idled Donetsk international airport, Ukrainian security officials said Tuesday. The concerted campaign to wrest...
  • Boeing to shift most defense work out of Washington state

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co on Monday said it would move the majority of its defense services and support work out of Washington state to other U.S. cities, affecting the jobs of about 2,000 of its 5,200 defense employees in the Puget Sound region....
  • Boeing plans 2,000 cuts in defense work

    Boeing will announce Monday afternoon that over the next three years it will move significant defense work out of the Puget Sound region in Washington State, affecting the jobs of about 2,000 employees, according to people with detailed knowledge of the...
  • New unrest roils eastern Ukraine; 12 killed

    At least 12 people died in renewed fighting near the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the most serious violations to date of a Sept. 5 cease-fire agreement, Ukrainian and pro-Russia separatist sources said Monday. Anti-communist unrest in Kharkiv,...
  • Weapons of war beefing up local police arsenals

    Weapons of war beefing up local police arsenals
    A large armored vehicle that in recent years patrolled the battlefields of the Middle East now stands at the ready in York County. Once used to help American troops avoid getting killed or maimed by roadside bombs, the imposing vehicle was turned over...
  • Chelsea Manning, convicted WikiLeaks soldier, sues federal government

    Chelsea Manning, convicted WikiLeaks soldier, sues federal government
    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...
  • Russia will add 80 new warships to Black Sea Fleet: fleet commander

    Russia will add 80 new warships to Black Sea Fleet: fleet commander
    Russia will increase its Black Sea fleet with more than 80 new warships by 2020 and will complete a second naval base for the fleet near the city of Novorossiysk by 2016, its commander said on Tuesday. In comments made to President Vladimir Putin as...
  • Israel says shot down Syrian aircraft over Israeli-controlled airspace

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli Patriot missile shot down a Syrian aircraft that flew into Israeli-controlled airspace on Tuesday, the military said, without disclosing the type of plane it intercepted. "Moments ago a Syrian aircraft infiltrated Israeli...
  • Obama faces hurdles at U.N. Security Council meeting

    When he heads to the United Nations this week, President Obama will try to rally the world around military operations against Sunni extremists in Iraq, without invoking his predecessor's similar effort, which failed before the global body 11 years ago....
  • Challenger tries to tie Duckworth to VA scandal

     Challenger tries to tie Duckworth to VA scandal
    The Republican challenger trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth tried to tie her to the Department of Veterans Affairs health care scandal during a joint appearance Monday. "These issues didn't just come up overnight. These have been there for a...