President Obama claims that ‘over 40 countries’ have offered to help the US-led campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Just how firm is that support, how firm the support of Americans and Congress?
Details about White House intruder Omar Gonzalez include family reports that he is an Iraq war vet with PTSD. The Secret Service has beefed up White House security and ordered an investigation, but the agency faces tough questions about its conduct.
The cost of fighting wildfires and protecting life and property from harm has exceeded $1 billion every year since 2000, eating into agency resources for forest management and fire preparedness – programs meant to prevent wildfires before they start.
Federal investigators reportedly have found no evidence that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie personally ordered or knew ahead of time that aides concocted the political dirty trick known as 'Bridgegate.' Will that boost his 2016 presidential bid?
When an atheist enlisted man scratched out ‘So help me God’ on his reenlistment document, the Air Force said he couldn’t reenlist. That decision was quickly reversed when embarrassment and the threat of a lawsuit based on the US Constitution followed.
President Obama and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey seem to be at odds over possible use of US ground troops in Iraq to fight Islamic State militants. But this is just how civil-military relations are supposed to work, says one analyst.
Sand Creek High School in Colorado Springs has a new homecoming queen: Scarlett Lenh, who used to be Andy Lenh. Transgender issues now touch virtually all aspects of American society as people like Scarlett gain greater acceptance.
Eight large wildfires are burning in California and Oregon, including one in the Cleveland National Forest near Los Angeles that’s forced evacuations. Weather forecasters predict triple-digit temperatures and low humidity.
An atheist airman scratched out ‘So help me God’ on his Air Force reenlistment document. The Air Force alone among US military services requires that phrase, which has raised legal questions about freedom of – and from – religion.
Two days after Navy jets crashed in the Pacific, the result of an apparent mid-air collision, one of the pilots remains missing. Navy officials have yet to reveal any details about the accident involving two F/A-18C Hornet fighters.
For now, most Americans back President Obama’s plan to escalate airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. But they are wary of a conflict that could last years, and they definitely oppose use of American ground troops.
NBC’s new ‘Meet the Press’ host Chuck Todd has a big job ahead of him: Raising the struggling Sunday TV show’s third-place ratings to Tim Russert levels while attracting younger viewers through social media.
Based on what’s known so far, it’s likely that Laurence and Jane Glazer’s aircraft flew along for hours, then ran out of fuel and crashed because of a loss of cabin pressure and hypoxia, affecting coordination and judgment and leading to incapacitation.
A private turboprop aircraft headed to Florida from Rochester, NY, apparently crashed near Jamaica. Initial reports indicate the pilot may have become incapacitated due to loss of cabin pressurization.
Pew finds most Americans think President Obama is 'not tough enough' on foreign policy and national security. But most also are war-weary and don’t think the US has a responsibility to 'do something about the violence in Iraq.'