| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Helen Thomas, the tenacious and feisty dean of the White House press corps who covered 10 presidents and was a trailblazer for female journalists, has died. She was 92.
A syndicated columnist for Hearst News Service after spending most of her career...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:09 PM
A valve shortage that has driven up the price of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford is mostly resolved, according to a top Newport News Shipbuilding official.
A March 28 report issued by the Government Accountability Office identified the yard's...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 11:59 AM
A government watchdog agency said Newport News Shipbuilding's inability to get critical valves in a timely fashion has driven up the cost of its next-generation aircraft carrier.
The price increases associated with the Gerald R. Ford aren't new and...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier will be launched in November as opposed to July as originally set in a contract between the Navy and Newport News Shipbuilding, a Navy official said.
"We have agreed to push back the launch of CVN 78 (the Ford's...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:49 PM
They were great antagonists of the Cold War, the avowedly Red-hating American president and the world’s most powerful Communist.
Yet when Richard Nixon hosted Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev for a summit in June 1973, their private exchanges had the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:42 PM
— The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford will continue to experience problems after it joins the fleet because key systems lack reliability, including those that allow fighter jets to launch and land, a government watchdog group reported Thursday....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:08 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — When it comes to turning Texas red to blue — or, at the least, a less-hostile shade of purple — Democrats face a quandary of the chicken-or-egg variety.
Many are certain the political evolution from its current...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Helen Thomas, the pioneering female journalist who questioned 10 U.S. presidents from her front-row seat at White House press conferences, has died. She was 92.
The Associated Press reported her death. She lived in Washington for more than six decades....
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — During the bleakest days of the Great Recession, Congress agreed in bipartisan votes to bail out two of Detroit's biggest businesses, General Motors and Chrysler.
Today, however, there seems little appetite from either...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 3:11 PM
RANCHO MIRAGE – Protesters gathered Friday afternoon near the Sunnylands estate, hours before President Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to arrive for an informal summit.
The Falun Gong spiritual movement, which has been banned...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The powerful chord struck by most patriotic American songs isn’t necessarily the music. It’s the sentiment.
Songs like “The Star-Spangled Banner” or “Battle Hymn of the Republic” can lift spirits during hard times,...
| May 28, 2013
"I will not comment on a third-rate burglary attempt. Obviously we don't condone that kind of second-rate burglary."
Ronald Ziegler, President Richard Nixon's press secretary's response to media inquiries about whether the White House had anything to do...