The New York Times
Updated: 6 hours 48 min ago
If ever a White House news conference fit the metaphorical moment, it was Thursday’s rainy-day affair in the Rose Garden.
A Pentagon official urged Congress not to modify the statute providing the legal basis for battling the perpetrators of 9/11.
At a meeting at the White House, the president said the crisis of sexual assaults and harassment undermined trust in the military’s mission.
Federal authorities arrested an Uzbek man in Boise on charges that he assisted a foreign terrorist group and possessed bomb-making materials.
The proposal, which would allow some drilling fluids to be kept secret, did not please environmental advocates or the oil and gas industry.
A government survey of prison and jail inmates challenged the notion that minors in adult facilities face a higher risk of sexual abuse than other prisoners.
A tornado struck northern Texas late Thursday, killing at least six people and leaving a dozen others missing.
Two brothers with a history of drug arrests and suspected ties to a neighborhood gang each face 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder in a shooting spree that brought a sudden bloody end to a Mother's Day parade in a New Orleans neighborhood.
The department also did not disclose until recently the fictitious identities it created for terrorism-linked witnesses to the agency that generates watch lists, a new report said.
Two separate groups sent letters to Wal-Mart, Target, Sears and Gap, urging them to sign on to the factory safety plan that over 30 European retailers embraced this week.
Daniel I. Werfel will replace Steven Miller, who is at the heart of the controversy over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, and a second official will leave.
The railroad said it had upgraded its cellular-based Wi-Fi offering using broadband technologies that will improve speed and reliability.
The committee voted 10-to-8 along partisan lines to send the nomination of Gina McCarthy to the Senate floor.
President Obama made an appeal for new financing on Thursday amid ongoing criticism from Republicans over the handling of last year’s attack in Benghazi.
A Marine veteran haunted by his service writes that the time has come to change the perception of post-traumatic stress disorder to allow greater honesty and healing.
The Obama administration stepped up pressure on the Internal Revenue Service and sought to insulate itself from the outcry over the agency’s special scrutiny of conservative groups.
I, for one, do not believe that a roommate profile is the proper place to demonstrate one’s self-restraint. Or it could be that my profile is utterly repugnant … I am wearing Minnie Mouse ears in the photo.
The military population is fluid. Service members join and leave constantly, and National Guard and reserve troops flow on and off active-duty rosters.
The Obama administration controversies of recent days have reinforced fears of an overreaching government and called into question Mr. Obama’s ability to master his own presidency.