Government And Politics

Pentagon: China, Russia outpace terrorism threat

Jan 19, 2018

The Pentagon says that countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, which has long gripped America and its allies.

APNewsBreak: Border wall models thwart US commandos in tests

Jan 19, 2018

APNewsBreak: Recent testing of prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicates their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment tells The Associated Press

After 911 prank, boy vows to call only in an 'emerginsy'

Jan 19, 2018

A Massachusetts police department has received a handwritten apology for a series of prank 911 calls from a young boy who promised not to call again except in an "emerginsy."

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

Jan 19, 2018

US health officials are pushing ahead with an unprecedented plan to make cigarettes less addictive and provide lower-risk alternative products to US smokers

A bridge too far? UK's Boris Johnson suggests span to France

Jan 19, 2018

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has suggested that Britain and France should build a bridge across the English Channel to bolster links between the two nations after Brexit

Clues sought in copter crash that killed Zimbabwean leader

Jan 19, 2018

Investigators will comb through the charred wreckage in search for clues as to why the helicopter carrying the group of prominent friends went down after dark Wednesday

Pakistan's ace in poker match with US: Afghan air routes

Jan 19, 2018

As bad as President Donald Trump describes U.S.-Pakistani ties today, they can get far worse

EPA official: government must plan for climate change

Jan 19, 2018

A top manager who supervises the EPA's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

Jan 19, 2018

The House has approved a bill preventing a weekend government shutdown, but the Senate prospects are dim.

Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA reforms, dies

Jan 19, 2018

Stansfield A. Turner, who served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens, has died

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