- George Zimmerman will not be charged in domestic dispute
- Russian officials press bilateral U.S. trade deal
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- New Obama adviser Podesta is against Keystone but will steer clear of pipeline deliberations
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- Atheists smug as Hindus join Satanists to demand display at Oklahoma Statehouse
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- 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy suspended for pretend bow-and-arrow shooting
- Budget deal exposes GOP divisions; conservatives slam tax hikes, vague cuts
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The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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Obama is abusing sequestration to cashier top officers as he remakes the armed forces in his image.
Retired Col. George "Bud" Day, a Medal of Honor recipient who spent 5½ years as a POW in Vietnam and was Arizona Sen. John McCain's cellmate, has died at age 88, his widow said Sunday.
Ben Affleck finally thanked Canada, and the Canadian ambassador portrayed in the Oscar-winning movie "Argo" is satisfied.
Fake guns are carrying real consequences for a rising number of American students in the nervous aftermath to the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.
The fall of David H. Petraeus as the nation's spy chief does not erase his long record as a military commander who turned the tide of the war in Iraq and set up new tactics for killing Islamic terrorists, his friends and military observers say.
Rev. Sun Myung Moon both credited America for saving his life during the Korean War, and maintained a belief that one of the reasons he was spared was to awaken America to its God-given destiny.
The Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, the leader of the Unification Church and founder of The Washington Times, died early Monday in South Korea. He was 92.
Music is highlighting the Toronto International Film Festival with a Michael Jackson documentary from Spike Lee and a closing-night film featuring Vanessa Redgrave as a terminally ill choir singer.
Friends and admirers of Marvin Hamlisch, including Bill Clinton and Ann-Margret, gathered Tuesday in New York City to bid farewell to the celebrated songwriter hailed as "the people's composer."
Despite its length this is an extremely readable book especially recommended for anyone who has never read previous biographies of these four important individuals -- or, perhaps, needs an update on their lives and contributions to victory in World War II.
"Intrepid Aviators" is an incredibly well-researched story. Its scope is awesome and the writing superb. Ostensibly, it covers the battle experiences of the USS Intrepid through September, October and November of 1944, but it also does much more.
If you're tired of watching the Republican debates, tune in Sunday night to the Academy Awards. The night will show off beautiful eye candy for both men and women, diversion with glitz. We once worried about protecting the children from "inappropriate" movies, but now the candidates talk about condoms and abortions and adultery scandals. With pop culture awash in sex and violence, movie themes can hardly shock. This year's crop of Oscar movies is mild indeed.
On April 28, 1967, Gen. William C. Westmoreland was accorded a rare honor, that of addressing a joint session of Congress. As he ticked off indicators of progress in the war in Vietnam, the general seemed the embodiment of the military professional: trim and erect, with prominent eyebrows and a jutting chin that did not encourage contradiction.
Many were surprised when, early in his first term as secretary of defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld vowed publicly to rein in the power of the generals. Conservative Republicans especially found it hard to imagine a Republican secretary taking on the military - usually closely aligned with the Republican Party - in such a public manner. What had gone so wrong in civil-military relations?
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the newly minted chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, began his tenure this week by setting a tone of defiance and strength.
"People of the Philippines: I have returned," he said, fulfilling a promise he made when he left the strategic island nation. "By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil -- soil consecrated in the blood of our two peoples."
But as "the high walls around the prison began to fall" and the guards ran for their lives, "I walked calmly out of Heungnam Prison with dignity," he wrote.