November 12, 2012 RSS feed / Nation/World

More information emerges in Petraeus case

WASHINGTON (AP) — As questions swirl about the extramarital affair that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, the retired general and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, have been quiet about details of their relationship. More...

Gawkers head to storm-ravaged sites

NEW YORK (AP) — Garbage trucks, hulking military vehicles and mud-caked cars move slowly through a Staten Island waterfront neighborhood still reeling from Superstorm Sandy’s storm surge. More...

Navy SEALs punished for secrets breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior Navy officials said Thursday.  Four other SEA More...

Ex-Madoff employee pleads guilty in N.Y.

NEW YORK (AP) — A former controller for imprisoned Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to history’s largest Ponzi scheme.   The U.S. More...

Military Update

171,000 retirees likely to lose Tricare Prime option

With the presidential election over, Defense officials are expected to announce soon that military retirees and their dependents living more than 40 miles from a military treatment facility or base closure site will lose access to Tricare Prime, the More...

45,000 vets to get new job skills

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved applications for all 45,000 slots available in fiscal year 2012 for Veterans Retraining Assistance Program and is in the process of approving applications.  More...

We remember

Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Kantor, 22, of Gillette, N.J., died Nov. 1, while supporting stability operations in Zabul, Afghanistan.  Staff Sgt. Dain T. Venne, 29, of Port Henry, N.Y.; Spc. Ryan P. Jayne, 22, of Campbell, N.Y.; and Spc. More...

Obama wins the way his campaign predicted

CHICAGO (AP) — In the end, President Barack Obama won re-election exactly the way his campaign had predicted: running up big margins with women and minorities, mobilizing a sophisticated registration and get-outthe vote operation, and focusing More...

Mich. shooting spree suspect charged

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A man suspected in two dozen random shootings along a 100- mile stretch of roadway in southeastern Michigan was charged with several gun crimes Wednesday that are likely the first of many charges.  More...

Conjoined 8-month-old N.Y. twins separated

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Surgeons at a Philadelphia hospital have successfully completed operations to separate 8-month-old twin girls who were joined at the lower chest and abdomen.  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia says the sevenhour More...

Man being sentenced for Ariz. shootings

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The man who pleaded guilty in the Arizona shooting rampage will be sentenced today for the attack that left six people dead and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others.  More...

Democrats expand Senate grip but fail to win House

Democrats strengthened their hold on the Senate but failed Tuesday to recapture the majority in the House of Representatives they lost two years ago. More...

Gay marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

Altering the course of U.S. More...

GOP sees limited results in governors’ races

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Reaction to Obama victory

— “One of the first things I want to talk to Barack about is how we must do more to try and solve this crisis (in Syria). Above all, congratulations to Barack. I’ve enjoyed working with him, I think he’s a very successful U.S. More...

Aide says general in sex crimes case threatened her

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former subordinate to an Army general facing sex crimes charges says the general started an affair with her in Iraq and threatened to kill her if she told anyone.  More...

New York commuters reeling in aftermath of Sandy

NEW YORK   Commuters streaming into New York City this morning endured long waits and crowded trains, giving the recovering transit system a stress test a week after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Northeast.   More...

Better off now? It depends whom you ask

Americans’ economic fates in play Tuesday

It’s a staple of every presidential election, a single question that puts the incumbent’s record on trial and asks voters to be the jurors.  More...

Military Update

Military voters rope in political tugs-of-war

There’s fresh data to indicate far fewer military personnel and dependents are using absentee ballots to vote this year than did in 2008.  But beware of politicians or pundits who rush to label such data as proof military voters are being More...

Colleges provide veterans classes to ease transition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The students in the Saturday morning class trickle in and, as they introduce themselves around a table, reveal far more intimate biographies than just name and hometown.  More...