Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf with the no-nonsense nickname "Stormin' Norman" will be buried at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, next to his father, following a Thursday memorial service.
Workers using two giant cranes on the 104th-floor roof of 1 World Trade Center have installed the first piece of the spire that will make it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
"Et tu, GOP?" tweeted writer and comedian Stephen Kruiser upon watching the Republicans cave to President Obama's so-called "fiscal cliff" tax and spending hikes. "Kidding, I knew you had the knife."
The looming $600 billion defense spending crisis required under last year's Budget Control Act was delayed for two months under the compromise tax deal passed by Congress this week.
UPDATED: A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush's condition continues to improve and that he was moved Saturday out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room. The Washington Times has prepared a digital get-well card for the former president, celebrating the many highlights in his career. The former president remains at Houston's Methodist Hospital.