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New report now claims NSA spying is legal

New report now claims NSA spying is legal

The first time the bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board dissected a National Security Agency surveillance program, it found fundamental flaws, arguing in a January report that the NSA’s…

Navy now has a four-star female admiral

Navy now has a four-star female admiral

The Navy has its first female four-star admiral. She is Michelle Janine Howard, promoted on Tuesday to the service’s highest rank. The ceremony was held at the Women in Military…

Divided court sides with religious right on birth control

Divided court sides with religious right on birth control

A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high…

Blackwater threatened to kill U.S. investigator

Blackwater threatened to kill U.S. investigator

The top manager in Iraq of the notorious private security firm Blackwater threatened to kill a US State Department investigator for probing the company’s performance, the New York Times reported…

Marine deserter back in custody after 10 years

Marine deserter back in custody after 10 years

A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again,…

Benghazi mastermind faces U.S. judge

Benghazi mastermind faces U.S. judge

A court appearance for the alleged mastermind of the attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, is the first step in a long legal process that could yield new…

Supremes to weigh in on birth control fight

Supremes to weigh in on birth control fight

The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their…

VA: A struggling agency riddled with problems

VA: A struggling agency riddled with problems

Citing “significant and chronic system failures” in the nation’s health system for veterans, a review ordered by President Barack Obama portrays the Department of Veterans Affairs as a struggling agency…

Drones guarding American interests in Iraq

Drones guarding American interests in Iraq

The U.S. has armed drones flying over Baghdad to protect U.S. troops that recently arrived to assess Iraq’s deteriorating security, the Pentagon said Friday. The military for more than a…

IRS official sought audit of GOP Senator

IRS official sought audit of GOP Senator

Congressional investigators say they uncovered emails Wednesday showing that a former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the tea party investigation sought an audit involving a Republican senator…