U.S. seeks $2 billion in military aid for Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States announced $2 billion in military aid for Pakistan on Friday as the two countries sought to dispel doubts about Islamabad’s commitment to uprooting Islamist insurgents from safe havens on its soil. Read the full story from Reuters

Boehner plays politics with plum committee assignments

Boehner plays politics with plum committee assignments

Deep in rural Georgia, the Republican who may become the next speaker of the U.S. House is playing let’s-make-a-deal with voters. Minority Leader John Boehner promised this week that if southwest Georgia residents unseat Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop, he will support placing GOP challenger Mike Keown on the House Agriculture Committee. It’s a promise designed […]

U.S. Pushing To Expand CIA Operations In Pakistan

WASHINGTON–The U.S. is pushing to expand a secret CIA effort to help Pakistan target militants in their havens near the Afghan border, according to senior officials, as the White House seeks new ways to prod Islamabad into more aggressive action against groups allied with al Qaeda, The push comes as relations between Washington and Islamabad […]

Hannah Peaker: If Women Ran the World

What’s the one thing that could bring ExxonMobil, Harvard University, Pfizer, and the former Prime Minister of Canada together? I know this sounds like the start of a bad joke, but the answer is no joke: they came together to discuss how to tap into the now better-educated half of the population — women. Nearly […]

James Neal, Watergate Prosecutor, Dies At 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Outside the courtroom, James F. Neal had an amiable, backslapping way with friends and foes alike. Inside the chamber, the face of one of America’s greatest trial lawyers often became fixed in a steely gaze. The attorney who regularly grabbed national headlines – whether prosecuting Jimmy Hoffa or key Watergate figures, or […]

Forest Service Has No Flood Emergency Plan, Notification System

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The U.S. Forest Service acknowledges in a new report that the agency had no warning plan in place the night 20 people died in a flash flood in southwestern Arkansas. The Forest Service released the report Friday about the deadly June flood. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Forest Service will […]