The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said on Wednesday that a series of failures, including “avoidable human error” caused an AC-130 to fire on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, killing 30 staff and patients.
In the wake of backlash against the Department of Veterans Affairs for not cracking down hard enough on employee accountability, their watchdog group released three new reports this week that demonstrate continuing problems at VA hospitals.
The mayor of New York is urging members of Congress to act on a dormant gun control bill that would ban suspected terrorists from owning firearms but has been unable to clear Capitol Hill despite eight years of effort.
Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he’s an American Indian over the decades he’s lived in his Louisiana bayou town - even fighting with his fists to defend his bloodline with the Houma tribe.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani recalled Wednesday hearing reports about people cheering the 9/11 terror attacks, but didn’t see it for himself.
Cadet pillow fights like the bloody one that left 30 injured this summer will be banned and actions are being pursued against many of those involved, U.S. Military Academy officials said Wednesday.
Tracy Lawrence is spending the holiday week not only giving thanks but giving back: The country music star and his family have taken time from their Thanksgiving preparations to help some of Nashville’s neediest. “Growing up as a kid, I was involved in the church, so I’ve always tried to give back doing different things,” Mr. Lawrence told The Washington Times of his 10th annual “Missions: Possible” Turkey Fry, which took place Tuesday at Nashville’s City Winery.
Hurricane Sandra has strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it swirls off Mexico’s Pacific coast.
The Washington Times announced Tuesday that Christopher Dolan has been promoted to the role of executive editor, effective immediately.
House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller said Tuesday that the VA botched a chance to clean up its act when it demoted two senior executives but didn’t fire them nor try to recover nearly $400,000 in relocation bonuses investigators say they didn’t deserve because they orchestrated sweetheart transfers to new posts.
The white officer who shot a black Chicago teen 16 times has been charged with murder and jailed. The graphic video of the slaying has been made public. And in the hours after the footage was released, protesters seemed to honor pleas for restraint.
Authorities say an American Airlines plane bound for Philadelphia made an emergency landing a short time after taking off from Tampa International Airport.