NEW YORK (AP) - The family and friends of an Army private who committed suicide after being hazed by fellow soldiers say their punishment is only "a slap on the wrist."
That's what attorney Elizabeth OuYang (OH'-young) told a news conference in Chinatown on Tuesday.
Military officials say
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama is "actively supportive" of efforts on Capitol Hill to reinstate an assault weapons ban. Obama has long backed the ban, but has failed to push for it throughout his first term. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., plans to
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Congress Tuesday that the budget stalemate and lawmakers' spending choices are among the greatest threats to the U.S. military today, increasing the stress on the force and making it
By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana's bid to force ultra-luxury resort founder Tim Blixseth into bankruptcy and make him come up with up $57 million in purported back taxes has been resurrected by an appeals court ruling in the case.
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has decided to reimburse Pakistan $688 million for the cost of providing support for some 140,000 troops on the border with Afghanistan.
Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter notified Congress that the U.S. would make the payment
TRIBLIVE.COM - At least two Pittsburgh area school districts got special permission on Sunday to arm their security officers.
"We want to have at least one armed officer at each of our schools, starting tomorrow and every day thereafter," said Butler Area School District Superintendant
By DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Two bank robbers pulled off a daring escape from downtown Chicago's high-rise jail Tuesday by apparently scaling down about 20 stories using a makeshift rope tied to the bars in a cell window.
Police helicopters and canine units
By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has decided not to charge David Petraeus' mistress, Paula Broadwell, with cyberstalking as part of its investigation into an email scandal that led to the resignation of the CIA director and storied general.
MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) - Moses Lake is moving ahead with a plan to replace 30 downtown trees at an estimated cost of $160,000. That's more than $5,300 a tree. Municipal Services Director Gary Harer explained to the city council recently that the job is expensive because crews
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - In some versions of a story Dec. 19 about a murder-suicide in Colorado, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Maria Cintora-Silva had been held against her will the previous weekend by the gunman and that her body was found in the same room as the gunman. It was her