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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…

Did Iraq pullout hurt American spying efforts?

Did Iraq pullout hurt American spying efforts?

When John Maguire was a CIA officer in Beirut in the late 1980s during that country’s bloody civil war, he spent weeks living in safe houses far from the U.S.…

Oil boom lowers age in the Great Plains

Oil boom lowers age in the Great Plains

The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Great Plains, thanks to a liberal application of oil. The aging baby boom generation helped inch…

Supremes to cops: Warrant needed to search cell phones

Supremes to cops: Warrant needed to search cell phones

In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search…