The US Defense Department's senior leaders announced changes in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff designed to save money and better align the department's structures and resources.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs...
The family of Mary Frances Delorenzo Knight, one of the victims in the September shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, has filed a lawsuit for negligence, seeking $37.5 million in damages against two U.S. government agencies, Hewlett-Packard, and a technology subcontractor. Reuters reports that according to lawsuit, the shooting committed by Aaron Alexis could have been stopped.
A student at a high school in Orlando, Florida was taken to an area hospital on Wednesday after he was shot outside his school. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Ja'Roderick Smith, 15, a student at West Orange High School, was shot twice - once in the abdomen and once in the face - by J-Morian Eddie Patrick Bell, 17, another student at the school.
The man accused of going on a shooting rampage and killing a federal security screener, along with injuring another three individuals at Los Angeles International Airport back in November was ordered on Wednesday to be held without bond until his trial. Paul Ciancia, 23, was ordered by Judge David T. Bristow to be held without bail because he was a flight risk and a danger to the community.
Website BabyCenter said the top baby names for 2013 have been Jackson and Sophia.
The website, based in San Francisco, California, said Jackson took the top spot for boys, knocking 8-year champion Aiden down to the No. 2 runner up spot.
Similar charges were filed against Wheelon, a former ethics committee member of the Walking Horse Trainers Association in the spring but were ;et go after a prosecutor's procedural mistake during a preliminary hearing in August, the report said.
A mass grave containing 21 bodies was found in Mali as officials say they are those of soldiers loyal to the nation's ousted former president. Mail's chief prosecutor, Daniel Tessougue, said investigators have been searching for as many as 23 red beret soldiers who went missing after a military coup trumped the government of former president Amadou Toumani Toure in 2012, the BBC says.
If convicted of allegations that she lied 29 times to the grand jury, Shayanna Jenkins could face a possible 20-year sentence in prison. Jenkins is also accused of lying about a text message she got from Hernandez while he was at the police station, seeing a gun or discussing about various guns that were kept.
A Texas soldier was found guilty in a court-martial of adultery and patronizing a prostitute after allegations swooped in about him helping to run a military prostitution ring. Army Master Sgt. Brad Grimes was ordered reprimanded and reduced in rank by one pay grade, from E-8 to E-7, the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman reported Wednesday.
Global pop superstar Katy Perry has been appointed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on engaging young people in efforts to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable children and adolescents.
"Katy Perry is already a champion...
While much of the focus in Washington has recently been on the troubled rollout of Obamacare, President Barack Obama sought to turn the nation's attention to the ongoing problem of income inequality in America in a speech on Wednesday. Obama renewed his pledged to spend the remainder of his time in office focusing on efforts to provide equal opportunity for all Americans.
The United States economy continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace, the Federal Reserve's Beige Book showed Wednesday.
Based on information collected on or before November 22, the economy was relatively healthy across all of the Fed's twelve districts.
Manufacturing activity picked up in...
A San Francisco Bay Area train was evacuated on Wednesday after smoke was reported to be seen coming from the train's brakes while traveling inside a tunnel. Local television station KPIX-TV reports that the incident happened at approximately 8:15 a.m. and according to BART spokeswoman Luna Salaver, the smoke was not the result of a fire, but a result of the brakes.
NATO Foreign Ministers together with their Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, have agreed to launch a joint trust fund project to dispose of obsolete and dangerous ammunition in the Kaliningrad region and discussed pressing international security issues, according to a press release issued Wednesday.
While the Institute for Supply Management released a report on Wednesday showing continued growth in service sector activity in the month of November, the pace of growth unexpectedly slowed. The ISM said its non-manufacturing index fell to 53.9 in November from 55.4 in October, hitting its lowest level since June.