| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The can of worms that George W. Bush cracked open in Iraq in 2003, which Barack Obama tried to close and essentially gave up on by the end of 2011, is now spilling over into a major Middle East catastrophe.
A Sunni insurgency has rocked the...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Hampton Roads writers are prolific. Every month in the Daily Press newsroom, we receive information on a number of new releases to share with our readers. Here’s a look at several titles from the past few months.
“The Private War of...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The gray-bearded man in the red shirt and wide-brimmed Amish hat wades into the crowd outside the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, squinting into the noon-hour light.
Suddenly, the fans are upon him. They know their quarry on a first-name basis.
"Hi, Mark," a...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The United States is stepping into its third Iraq war in 24 years. But if President Obama has his way, this one will be fought under different rules.
In a speech at West Point last month, Obama outlined a new "light footprint" approach to fighting...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Baltimore data analysis firm RedOwl Analytics announced Tuesday it has raised $4.6 million in new capital from investors, including several San Francisco-based venture capitalists and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank.
The company, founded in late 2011, is...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:00 AM
A group of U.S. diplomats arrived in Libya three years ago to a memorable reception: a throng of cheering men and women who pressed in on the startled group "just to touch us and thank us," recalled Susan Rice, President Obama's national security advisor....
| Jun 29, 2014
| 1:07 PM
President Barack Obama has chosen former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veterans affairs, a senior Obama administration official said on Sunday.
Obama's announcement of...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:56 PM
In nominating Bob McDonald as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, President Obama is recruiting a West Point graduate with experience in running a big corporation — Procter & Gamble — to turn around a department whose failure to provide...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:40 AM
In 1976, the United States Military Academy at West Point admitted its first female cadets. Now, nearly 40 years later, women represent less than one out of every five cadets. In his debut novel, former US Naval Intelligence Officer J.E. Bandy, Jr....
| Jun 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama, in his West Point commencement address the other day, went to unusual lengths to explain and defend a foreign policy that critics have argued is entirely too cautious in addressing America's challenges abroad.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:05 PM
On the heels of a major speech vowing to preserve U.S. power overseas, President Obama is visiting European capitals this week on a now-familiar mission: reassuring allies that the U.S. has not forgotten its role in guaranteeing their security.