| Nov 10, 2013
Florida continues to fight the national tide in granting gays equal rights. But, at what price?
Compare what is happening across the country to what is happening here.
The U.S. Supreme Court this summer struck down the federal Defense of Marriage...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON In what seems like a case of ready-fire-aim, Congress is rewriting military sexual-assault laws and policies without waiting for the recommendations of an expert panel that lawmakers themselves once deemed necessary.
On Thursday and Friday, in...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:10 AM
By Andrea Shalal-Esa
WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The Pentagon's chief arms
buyer on Thursday emphasized the need for more accountability on
weapons programs as the U.S. military struggles to end years of
cost overruns and delays on projects such as the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the head of the National Guard “to take immediate action” to ensure that same-sex spouses of guard personnel in nine states — including Texas, Florida and South Carolina...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — As American warplanes dropped bombs on Libya in June 2011, lawmakers accused the Obama administration of usurping Congress and violating the War Powers Resolution. From his office in the Pentagon's E-Ring, Jeh Johnson, then general...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1)...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:58 AM
A year after graduating from Hoover High School, where he was a star pitcher who attracted attention from major league scouts, Seaman Apprentice James Kerr found himself sitting on a dock at Subic Bay, near Manila, chatting with Signalman Stephen Kraus as...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Temporary layoffs expected to cascade out of United Technologies Corp. were canceled after U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Saturday recalled most of the Pentagon's furloughed civilian employees.
With the first round private sector furloughs...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:31 PM
On the same day the House passed a bill to give furloughed federal workers retroactive pay, the Pentagon announced that most of its furloughed civilian employees will go back to work.
On Saturday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that most...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:33 PM
For days lawmakers have debated which federal workers should be put back to work. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ended the argument Saturday for most Pentagon civilian employees, ordering nearly all 350,000 back on the job.
That’s a large chunk...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 7:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A large chunk of the furloughed federal work force is headed back to the Pentagon, and those who remain at home or are working without paychecks are a step closer to getting back pay once the partial government shutdown ends....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:48 PM
As political Washington remains knotted over how to end the partial shutdown of the federal government, Utah is putting up its own money to reopen shuttered national parks, part of the growing trend of how local government and civil society is coping with...