Military And Defense
WASHINGTON | A presidential advisory panel has recommended dozens of changes to the government's surveillance programs, including stripping the National Security Agency of its ability to store Americans' telephone records and requiring a court to sign off on the individual searches of phone …
FILE - This June 6, 2013 file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The case of a Baltimore purse-snatcher who got nabbed after crank-calling his victim in 1976 laid the legal groundwork for today's worldwide government surveillance of tele…
WASHINGTON | Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet wha…
A moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing is observed on Boylston Street near the race finish line, exactly one week after the tragedy, Monday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Officials said Tuesday that police and other security workers at upcoming events like the Indianapolis 500 may have a heightened state of awareness following the explosions at the Boston Marathon, but odds are spectators won't notice any difference.
Public Safety Director Troy Riggs talks about security for the upcoming Mini Marathon and Indianapolis 500. The Mini Marathon is the nation’s largest half-marathon, with 35,000 participants, and is run on May 4 this year.
Alicia Watkins remembers a friend Tuesday who died at the Pentagon during a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York.
OAK CREEK, Wis. | Before he strode into a Sikh temple with a 9mm handgun and multiple magazines of ammunition, Wade Michael Page played in white supremacist heavy metal bands with names such as Definite Hate and End Apathy.
WASHINGTON | The Muppets are heading to the White House.
HONOLULU | Bulls star Derrick Rose has established himself among the elite NBA players in just three seasons. His salary, however, doesn't come anywhere near the top in the league, let alone his own team.
ST. LOUIS | Michelle Obama and Jill Biden put their baseball allegiances aside Wednesday and teamed up with Major League Baseball to support the military before Game 1 of the World Series.
IOWA CITY, Iowa | The dog who touched hearts all over the world by lying next to the casket of a slain Navy SEAL earlier this month might lead the Iowa Hawkeyes onto the field during a game this season.
According to reports, the Senate deficit-cutting plan proposed by the so-called "Gang of Six" requires a reduction in retiree COLA and demands that the armed services committees make $80 billion in cuts to military compensation and benefits over the next decade.
Joe Stumpf snaps the 115-pound barbell up to his chest and swiftly lifts it over his head, holding it with gritting teeth and locked arms as sweat streams down from his gray hair line.
TRIPOLI, Libya | Rebels in Misrata battled pockets of withdrawing government troops on the outskirts of the western city on Saturday, claiming victory after a decision in Tripoli to pull back forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi following nearly two months of siege.
Two failed marriages were the cost of war for Sgt. Jennifer Schobey.
Legislators in Illinois are well compensated. In fact, at a little under $70,000 a year for part-time positions, they're among the most highly paid state lawmakers in the nation.
CROWN POINT | As a long-serving member of Congress in what's shaping up to be a very bad year for incumbents and his Democratic Party, Rep. Pete Visclosky should probably be planning for life after politics. But he's not.
CHICAGO | Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones said Thursday he would work to repeal the Democrats' new health care law and replace it with something stronger if he's elected in November to President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat.
CONCORD, N.H. | Before he passed out in the medical tent in Iraq, 19-year-old Lance Cpl. James Crosby wanted to know two things: would he survive the rocket attack that sent shrapnel through his side and spine, and was he all in one piece?
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