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Jimwebb-112014.jpg Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb has taken the first step toward running for president in 2016 by launching an exploratory committee. Webb would likely be a significant underdog to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination but is the first candidate from either of the two major parties to officially move toward a campaign.

The United States has strongly condemned the continued terrorist attacks in Iraq, including Wednesday's deadly suicide car bomb attacks in Basrah and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. "We extend our condolences to the families of the victims and hope for a rapid recovery for those who were injured," Jeff...

According to a senior US Defense Department official, protecting military networks is among many national security challenges the nation faces. In his remarks at the Defense One Summit, Michael G. Vickers, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence, said Wednesday that the challenges, both unconventional...

img2-112014.jpg As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver a primetime speech on immigration, Republicans have already begun attacking the executive action the president is expected to announce. Many GOP lawmakers have pointed to Obama's past statements suggesting that he does not have the authority to take the proposed action.

LeadingindicatorIndex-112014.jpg Pointing to continued economic growth through the holiday season and into early 2015, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose by more than anticipated in the month of October.

PhiladelphiaFed-112014.jpg After reporting a modest slowdown in the pace of growth in regional manufacturing activity in the previous month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday showing that its index of manufacturing activity jumped to its highest level in over twenty years in November.

ExistingHomeSales-112014.jpg Existing home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a notable increase in the month of October, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Thursday. NAR said existing home sales climbed 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.26 million in October.

Global energy demand is likely to grow dramatically in the coming decades, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency's latest edition of the Climate Change and Nuclear Power report. The report, issued Thursday, examines the role of nuclear power in mitigating global climate change and how...

CPIChart-112014.jpg With higher prices for services offsetting a steep drop in energy prices, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that U.S. consumer prices came in unchanged in the month of October.

JoblessClaims-112014.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits saw a modest decrease in the week ended November 15th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims edged down to 291,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week.

Detekt-112014.jpg A new tool to enable journalists and human rights defenders to scan their computers for known surveillance spyware was released Thursday by a coalition of human rights and technology organizations. Detekt is the first tool to be made available to the public that detects major known surveillance spyware, some of which are used by governments, in computers. Developed by security researcher Claudio

As the American military is being asked to do more in an increasingly volatile world, the US Congress needs to increase its budget and give the Defense department spending flexibility, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday. "I have run out of adjectives to describe" what the budget...

Members of the New York National Guard were out in force Wednesday in western New York, where snow had piled up to 6 feet deep in some areas. "We are deploying the National Guard to ramp up efforts to keep western New York residents safe and to assist storm recovery efforts in any way possible," New...

U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq over the last three days, U.S. Central Command officials reported. In Syria, fighter and bomber aircraft conducted six airstrikes against ISIL, and one U.S. airstrike targeted...

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday reiterated its pledge to counter global terrorist threats by adopting a statement reaffirming its commitment towards the preservation of international peace and security, even as foreign fighters continue to flood the world's zones of conflict, exacerbating...