JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - The Defense Department says a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker soldier from Ohio has been killed in Afghanistan. The department says 25-year-old Staff Sgt. Wesley Williams of New Carlisle, Ohio, was killed Monday in Kandahar province when
ALI AL-SALEM AIR BASE, Kuwait (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday that President Barack Obama will decide in the next few weeks how many U.S. troops will stay in Afghanistan after the combat mission ends in December 2014.
Panetta did not reveal what options Obama is
By By PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) - The U.S. and the head of the new Syrian opposition coalition being feted at a conference in Morocco Wednesday publicly disagreed over designating a rebel group as terrorist, highlighting a key dilemma in overthrowing President Bashar
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Bishop Walter F. Sullivan, a progressive leader in the U.S. Roman Catholic church and the longest-serving head of the Richmond diocese, died Tuesday. He was 84.
Sullivan, who had been diagnosed with liver cancer, died at home, said Judy Lindfors, assistant editor of The
By By The Associated Press
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - For the past two weeks, a military hearing has focused on Pfc. Bradley Manning's treatment in a Marine Corps brig after he was arrested and accused of leaking a massive amount of classified information to the website WikiLeaks. Here are some
'Substantial' Cuts Likely To Military
ALEX ROZIER: A group of house Republicans and Democrats came together on Monday and they insist that substantial reductions in military spending should be part of any budget deal that President Barack Obama negotiates with Congress to avert the so-
By By GEORGE JAHNAssociated Press
VIENNA (AP) - OPEC oil ministers have agreed to maintain their present oil output ceiling, signaling satisfaction with prices. But they have again failed to elect a new secretary general because of rivalries between Saudi Arabia and arch-rival Iran.
VIENNA (AP) - Tough decisions await OPEC oil ministers sitting down later this week for a policy meeting.
The 12-nation cartel has to deal not only with how much crude to produce for the next few months but must also fill a senior position coveted by both Saudi Arabia and archrival Iran.
By By DAVID DISHNEAUAssociated Press
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - In a military hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning that has unfolded over the past two weeks, the reams of classified documents he is accused of leaking have barely come up. Instead, the proceedings have focused on a bedsheet noose,
BOSTON (AP) - A British contractor has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud conspiracy in a deal to supply vehicles to Iraqi police during U.S.-led reconstruction efforts.
The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that APTx Vehicle Systems Ltd. agreed to a $1 million criminal fine.