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  • Obama war request unites Congress: From either side, they hate it

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has achieved something unexpected in Congress: a degree of bipartisanship. There's enough in his proposal for war powers against the Islamic State for both Democrats and Republicans to hate. Too restrictive on ground...
  • Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense

    Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve Ashton Carter, a former senior Pentagon official and Harvard professor, as President Obama’s fourth secretary of Defense. Carter, who will be sworn in next week, is a well-respected technocrat...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    New peace deal reached for eastern Ukraine; Cease-fire on Sunday but questions remain The peace deal reached Thursday for Ukraine, if it holds, would be a partial win for both Moscow and Kiev: Ukraine retains the separatist eastern regions and regains...
  • Bob Simon dies at 73; '60 Minutes' correspondent for CBS

    Bob Simon dies at 73; '60 Minutes' correspondent for CBS
    When veteran CBS correspondent Bob Simon and his three-member crew disappeared at the start of the Persian Gulf War in 1991, the network tried frantically to locate them — but prepared a video obituary, just in case. "No one who knew Bob Simon...
  • Military report: Kiel soldier committed suicide in Kosovo

    U.S. military officials have announced a soldier originally from Wisconsin died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Kosovo last year. The Stars and Stripes newspaper, published by the U.S. Department of Defense, reported Monday that Army Staff Sgt....
  • Looking Out: Chelsea Manning, Alabama and more in this week's LGBT news

    Looking Out: Chelsea Manning, Alabama and more in this week's LGBT news
    Your regularly scheduled "Look"er Kevin Rector has stepped away from his desk for a few days so I'm going to do my best to give you a quick download on the latest happenings in LGBTQ Land.  Transgender woman challenges Hoyer In reasons that remain...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION WASHINGTON Weighing in on the issue of police and race relations, FBI Director James B. Comey said Thursday that because patrol officers generally spend most of their time dealing with criminals, they may have a hard time believing that someone...
  • Senate confirms Obama's pick for Pentagon chief

    The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's choice to run the Pentagon, handing Ash Carter the unenviable task of steering the military as the United States confronts Islamic State militants, conflict in Ukraine and other worldwide threats....
  • Senate panel OKs bill barring most transfers from Guantanamo

    A Republican-led Senate panel on Thursday narrowly approved legislation that would bar most transfers of terror suspects from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a major roadblock in President Barack Obama's push to close the detention center. In...
  • Hormone treatment approved for Chelsea Manning

    Defense Department officials said Thursday that hormone treatment for gender reassignment has been approved for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. The...
  • Former Guantanamo detainee in Argentina, calls for asylum

    A former Guantanamo detainee who was resettled in Uruguay has appeared in neighboring Argentina wearing a prison-style orange jumpsuit and asked the country to grant asylum for detainees still at the U.S. detention facility. Abu Wa'el Dhiab told...