When Emir Zapanta left the Army after serving 10 years as a cook, he had a Purple Heart from a mortar attack in Iraq, experience feeding 3,600 hungry troops — but few job prospects that could use those skills.
Memorial Day will not be a day off for Navy Lt. Loren Crone, but it will also not be just another Monday at the office. As millions of Americans prepare for a day filled with beer and barbecues, Lt. Crone, a chaplain at Marine Base Quantico, will be delivering an invocation at a memorial service at Quantico National Cemetery, which will take place at 11:00 in the morning.
Uncle Sam routinely issues summer warnings about boating safety, wearing sunscreen and not diving into unknown waters. Now the government is adding a recommendation that swimmers not urinate or defecate or drink the water in chlorinated pools and freshwater lakes.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich praised Cleveland for its peaceful protests after a judge acquitted a white police offer of manslaughter in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black motorists.
The annual Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom roared through Washington on Sunday, but organizers of the event that has become America’s largest single-day motorcycle rally are concerned their numbers may dwindle as Vietnam veterans, who form the backbone of the event, grow older.
For a selected few in the know, the elections of President Obama and the passage of his signature health care act mark not the pinnacle (as is widely assumed) but rather the twilight end of a golden era of racial progress and progressive social policy in America. If the civil rights-era legislation and government programs could be characterized as the second Reconstruction, then Mr. Obama’s presidency marks its wane. An essential question that blacks must ask at this point: How will they adapt to post-progressive America?
The first major free trade bill in years is headed for the House, where passage of a bill to grant President Obama powers to conclude a Pacific trade deal faces a stiffer challenge than the one just overcome in the Senate.
Perfect, spotless Harley Davidsons were lined up by the hundreds around several northern Virginia hotels on Saturday night - chrome polished to mirror finish, American flags in abundance, good will in the air. In 10 hours the nearby Pentagon parking lot would fill up - the only area large enough to use as a staging area for Rolling Thunder’s 28th annual “Ride for Freedom,” the inimitable event that draws attention to veterans and military issues, plus POWs and those missing in action. The organization took some time together before hand however - to focus on a little business, say some prayers, recognize a few of their own and share a meal.
Florida lawmakers say they’re closer to averting a government shutdown this summer after the Obama administration moved to defuse a health-funding standoff with Republican Gov. Rick Scott that has featured a lawsuit, comparisons to a TV mob family and personal pleas to Congress.
A patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire was acquitted Saturday in a case that helped prompt the U.S. Department of Justice determine the city police department had a history of using excessive force and violating civil rights.
An anonymous Baltimore police officer said Friday that police force morale is “in the sewers” following riots that occurred after the death of Freddie Gray. Mr. Gray, 25, died April 19 from injuries he received during his April 12 arrest.
A Georgia man says he has no regrets after he turned the tables on a would-be carjacker and held him on the ground at gunpoint until police arrived.