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May 23, 2013; Updated: 11:57 pm
The Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee has not only rejected the administration's request for base closings in 2015, it expressly forbade a new round.
May 23, 2013; Updated: 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday defended America's controversial drone attacks as legal, effective and a necessary linchpin in an evolving U.S. counterterrorism policy. But he acknowledged the targeted strikes are...
May 23, 2013; Updated: 11:49 pm
Susan Kates salvages items from a friend's tornado-ravaged home Wednesday in Moore, Okla. Cleanup continues two days after a huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb, flattening a wide swath of homes and businesses.
May 23, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
A Chechen man linked to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was shot and killed early Wednesday in an unusual encounter with the FBI and other law enforcement officers inside his apartment in Orlando.
According to federal law...
May 23, 2013; Updated: 6:23 pm
The Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts. Of the local Scout leaders voting at their annual meeting in Texas, more than 60 percent supported the proposal.
May 22, 2013; Updated: 3:30 pm
May 22, 2013; Updated: 12:12 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma medical examiner's office says two infants are among 24 people killed by the tornado that ripped across the Oklahoma City area this week.
The office announced...
May 22, 2013; Updated: 11:41 pm
Amanda Hodgins, of Saginaw, Mich., a member of the American Legion Post 22, places American flags on the graves of veterans in the military section of Forest Lawn Cemetery Tuesday in Saginaw. Each year, volunteers from the post decorate veterans'...
May 22, 2013; Updated: 11:29 pm
Washington - A Senate committee approved a sweeping immigration reform bill Tuesday that would provide a path to citizenship for up to 11 million illegal immigrants, setting the stage for the full Senate to consider the landmark...
May 22, 2013; Updated: 1:12 pm
A man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation, FBI officials said Wednesday.
May 22, 2013; Updated: 10:50 am
The mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb battered by a monstrous tornado says he is pushing to require safe-room shelters in all new homes.
May 22, 2013; Updated: 11:29 pm
Moore, Okla. - Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives,...
May 22, 2013; Updated: 11:40 pm
New Haven - After a nearly four-hour commute Tuesday morning, Orlando Cordero was thrilled to hear train service was returning to normal as workers were finishing repair to tracks damaged by last week's train collision in...
May 22, 2013; Updated: 11:57 pm
Moore, Okla. - The principal's voice came over the intercom at Plaza Towers Elementary School: A severe storm was approaching and students were to go to the cafeteria and wait for their parents to pick them up.
May 21, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
Washington - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior advisers knew in late April that an impending report was likely to say the IRS had inappropriately targeted conservative groups, President Barack Obama's spokesman...
May 21, 2013; Updated: 11:55 pm
Tulsa, Okla. - Deadly tornadoes that have raked communities in Middle America over the past week, including Monday's massive twister that carved a path of destruction through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, belie what had been a...
May 20, 2013; Updated: 10:28 pm
The search for survivors and the dead is nearly complete in the Oklahoma City suburb that was smashed by a mammoth tornado, the fire chief said Tuesday.
May 20, 2013; Updated: 11:16 pm
Washington - With hurricane season less than two weeks away, and a very active season predicted by meteorologists, all thoughts are on what happened last year, when a tropical cyclone named Sandy raced north from the Caribbean, hung a...
May 20, 2013; Updated: 9:24 am
The college student was being held in a headlock by a masked intruder with a loaded gun to her head, police said. Then the gunman took aim at an officer.
May 19, 2013; Updated: 11:55 pm
With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout...
May 19, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
Mineola, N.Y. - A Hofstra University student being held at gunpoint by an intruder was accidently shot and killed by a police officer who had responded to the home invasion at an off-campus home, police said Saturday.
May 18, 2013; Updated: 12:12 am
In workplaces across the nation, Americans are inviting their colleagues to chip in $2 for a Powerball ticket and a shared daydream.
The office lottery pool is a way to improve your odds and have a...
May 18, 2013; Updated: 12:11 am
Washington - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday ordered the military to recertify all 25,000 people involved in programs designed to prevent and respond to sexual assault, an acknowledgment that assaults have...
May 18, 2013; Updated: 5:04 pm
With the majority of possible combinations of Powerball numbers in play, someone is almost sure to win the game's highest jackpot during Saturday night's drawing, a windfall of hundreds of millions of dollars — and that's after taxes.
May 18, 2013; Updated: 11:55 pm
Washington - The growing use of unmanned surveillance "eyes in the sky" aircraft raises a thicket of privacy concerns, but Congress is getting mixed advice on what, if anything, to do about it.
A future with domestic drones may be...