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Report Finds No Proof That Delays In Care Caused Veterans’ Deaths

Report Finds No Proof That Delays In Care Caused Veterans’ DeathsThe Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs said in a new report today that there was no proof that delays in care at the VA facility in Phoenix led to the death of as many as 40 veterans.

Reports: U.S. Authorizes Surveillance Flights Over Syria

Reports: U.S. Authorizes Surveillance Flights Over SyriaPresident Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, The Associated Press and The New York Times are reporting this morning, citing unnamed U.S. officials.

Rival Leaders, Rival Governments In Libya As Crisis Deepens

Rival Leaders, Rival Governments In Libya As Crisis DeepensLibya's political crisis deepened today when the outgoing Parliament picked a new Islamist-backed government, leaving the country with two rival Parliaments and leaders, each with their own armed supporters.

California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries

California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley WineriesLuckily, a historic magnitude-6.0 earthquake in California over the weekend has not resulted in the loss of any human life. The wine country, however, was deeply affected.

Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local PolicePresident Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.

U.S. Says Syria’s Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is Destroyed

U.S. Says Syria’s Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is DestroyedThe U.S. said Monday that all of Syria's declared chemical weapon stockpile has been destroyed.

Kurds Say They Have Retaken Strategic Mosul Dam From Militants

Kurds Say They Have Retaken Strategic Mosul Dam From MilitantsKurdish forces say they have retaken the strategic Mosul Dam from militants of the Islamic State, apparently dealing the Sunni jihadist group its first major reversal since its forces swept into Iraq in June.

Sultry Film Star Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Sultry Film Star Lauren Bacall Dies At 89Actress Lauren Bacall, who paired with spouse Humphrey Bogart in films including The Big Sleep and Key Largo, hasdied at the age of 89, according to her family's estate.

With No Plan From Congress, Homeland Security Improvises

With No Plan From Congress, Homeland Security ImprovisesCongress left Washington without agreeing on a funding plan for the unaccompanied minors coming over the Southern U.S. border, so the Obama administration's Department of Homeland Security is creating one on its own.

In Retaliation, Russia Bans Some Food Imports From U.S., Europe

In Retaliation, Russia Bans Some Food Imports From U.S., EuropeRetaliating for sanctions placed on it by the West, Russia has announced that it is banning the import of some food from the United States and its allies.