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Vehicle crashes cost whopping $871 billion

Vehicle crashes cost whopping $871 billion

The economic and societal harm from motor vehicle crashes amounted to a whopping $871 billion in a single year, according to a study released Thursday by the National Highway Traffic…

More examples of botched medical care by VA

More examples of botched medical care by VA

Navy veteran Ken Senft turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care in 2011 after his private insurance grew too costly. It could have been a fatal mistake,…

CIA drone strikes winding down in Pakistan

CIA drone strikes winding down in Pakistan

Just after midnight last Christmas, Pakistani officials say, two Hellfire missiles from a U.S. drone slammed into a house in Miramshah, Pakistan, killing four militants. It was an otherwise unremarkable…

A new $5 billion anti-terrorism fund

A new $5 billion anti-terrorism fund

Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday the United States is setting up a $5 billion “terrorism partnership fund” to help other countries push back against radical extremists. Appearing on…

Kerry to Snowden: ‘Man up and come home’

Kerry to Snowden: ‘Man up and come home’

Secretary of State John Kerry says National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden “should man up and come back to the United States.” Kerry was asked about Snowden in a nationally…

Shooting spree brings new push for gun control

Shooting spree brings new push for gun control

Senator Richard Blumenthal said on Sunday he wanted to revive gun control legislation rejected by Congress in the wake of the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre, saying it could have…

State gay marriage bans falling like dominoes

State gay marriage bans falling like dominoes

Robert Shelby, a former Army combat engineer, knocked over the first domino. As a U.S. district judge — appointed in 2012 by President Barack Obama with support from Utah’s two…

Can private hospitals take pressure off VA?

Can private hospitals take pressure off VA?

The Obama administration’s decision to allow more veterans to get care at private hospitals could take some pressure off backlogged Veterans Affairs facilities struggling to cope with new patients from…

Most Americans still unimpressed with Obamacare

Most Americans still unimpressed with Obamacare

President Barack Obama celebrated when sign-ups for his health care law topped 8 million, far exceeding expectations after a slipshod launch. Most Americans, however, remain unimpressed. A new Associated Press-GfK…

Kerry agrees to testify on Benghazi debacle

Kerry agrees to testify on Benghazi debacle

Secretary of State John Kerry will testify before Congress next month about the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, a one-and-done appearance that the State Department insists is enough to answer…