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Doctors say former Vice President Dick Cheney, 71, did not receive special treatment when he was given a new heart Saturday. Mr. Cheney had severe congestive heart failure and had suffered five heart attacks in the past 25 years. (Associated Press)

Doctors say former Vice President Dick Cheney, 71, did not receive special treatment when he was given a new heart Saturday. Mr. Cheney had severe congestive heart failure and had suffered five heart attacks in the past 25 years. (Associated Press)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.