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Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific region, the program executive officer for the aircraft announced today. F-35 heavy air frame maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade capabilities will...

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that at President Barack Obama's request, he has asked his team to initiate a review of the United States' designation of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. In a statement Wednesday after Obama announced plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba,...

Obama25-121714.jpg Arguing that efforts to isolate Cuba have failed to advance U.S. interests after more than fifty years, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday he will begin to normalize relations with the communist island nation.

mcconnell-121714.jpg A bill approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will be the first order of business in the new Republican-controlled Senate, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., told reporters on Tuesday.

Obama-sign-121714.jpg President Barack Obama quietly signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Tuesday, officially eliminating the threat of another government shutdown. The bill, which the Senate approved by a 56 to 40 vote Saturday night, funds most of the government through the end of the current fiscal year next September.

CPIChart-121714.jpg Consumer prices in the U.S. fell by more than anticipated in the month of November, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday, with the decrease reflecting another sharp drop in energy prices.

AmazonUK-121714.jpg Online giant Amazon is reportedly not planning to compensate local sellers for the technical fault that caused massive mis-pricing. The glitch has resulted in selling several items at one penny each in UK on last Friday night.

NASA-Mars-121714.jpg NASA has announced that its Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory's drill. Researchers used Curiosity's on-board Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) laboratory a dozen times in a 20-month period to sniff methane in the atmosphere. During two of those months

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water -- around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir -- to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data. The finding was part of an update on the state's drought made possible by space...

Tuesday, the US Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud, co-chaired by the Departments of State and Commerce, released its recommendations to the President for a comprehensive framework to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud. The recommendations...

While some 1,500 U.S. service members will advise, assist and train Iraqis in the coming months, deployment orders have not been issued yet, Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Tuesday. Sourcing details for the troops are still being worked out, Kirby told reporters. The 1,500 personnel...

The modern US Air Force is "feeling some strain" recently, due to its shrinking size and high operations tempo, but there won't be any more involuntary force-shaping in 2015, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said Tuesday. James said she and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III...

An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in the early hours of Wednesday at Narita International Airport near Japanese capital Tokyo after hitting severe turbulence created by a strong winter storm. American Airlines Flight 280 was flying from the South Korean city of Incheon...

intelligenceagency-121614.jpg Following last week's controversial report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program, the results of a Washington Post/ABC News poll showed that the majority of Americans think the agency's treatment of suspected terrorists was justified.

Vivek-Murthy-121614.jpg More than a year after his nomination, Vivek Murthy was confirmed as U.S. Surgeon General in a vote in the Senate on Monday. The Senate voted 51 to 43 to approve Murthy's nomination, with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., the only Republican to join with most members of the Democratic caucus to vote in favor of confirmation.