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Hagel: Budget cuts threaten America’s security

Hagel: Budget cuts threaten America’s security

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sounded an alarm bell Saturday about budget cuts he said threaten America’s security and global military role, while “gambling” over the risk of an unexpected threat.…

USS Gerald Ford: A very, very expensive aircraft carrier

USS Gerald Ford:  A very, very expensive aircraft carrier

The American navy on Saturday christened a new aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford, a colossal ship plagued by equally huge cost overruns, at a time of growing budget pressures.…

Final reunion for vets of Doolittle’s Tokyo raid

Final reunion for vets of Doolittle’s Tokyo raid

For Jimmy Doolittle’s co-pilot, taking off from an aircraft carrier, flying hundreds of miles and bombing Japan was the easy part of the daring 1942 American air raid on Tokyo.…

Obama knew NSA was spying on German chancellor

Obama knew NSA was spying on German chancellor

President Barack Obama was personally informed of mobile phone tapping against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which may have begun as early as 2002, German media reported Sunday. Bild am Sonntag…

Obama: Congress must unite to create jobs, get things done

Obama: Congress must unite to create jobs, get things done

Congress must stop stumbling from crisis to crisis and join together to create jobs and get things done, President Barack Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio address. Speaking just…

Republicans start to realize their strategy isn’t working

Republicans start to realize their strategy isn’t working

With their leadership clinging to its strategy of demanding changes to the health care law, some rank-and-file Republicans acknowledged Saturday that ending the US government shutdown requires a new game…

NSA spied on King, Ali, others

NSA spied on King, Ali, others

The National Security Agency eavesdropped on civil rights icon Martin Luther King and heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali as well as other leading critics of the Vietnam War in a secret…

Protesters: ‘Obama, stop pipeline!’

Protesters: ‘Obama, stop pipeline!’

Some 200 people staged a sit-in outside the US State Department Monday, demanding that President Barack Obama stop the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. Activists from environmental groups and civil society…

Obama: Romney’s math ‘doesn’t add up’

Obama: Romney’s math ‘doesn’t add up’

President Barack Obama mocked Mitt Romney‘s “two plus one equals five” economics, poking his Republican foe as he wrapped up his two-day trip across Florida in a bid to woo…

Historic Agent Orange cleanup begins in Vietnam

Historic Agent Orange cleanup begins in Vietnam

From deformed infants to grandparents with cancer, families near Vietnam’s Danang Airbase have long blamed the toxic legacy of war for their ills. Now after a decades-long wait, a historic…