WASHINGTON (AP) — The deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs says he still intends to punish two senior officials accused of manipulating the agency's hiring system for their own gain.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will announce "significant new contributions to support relief efforts" for Syrian refugees on Thursday at an international donor conference in London, the White House said on Tuesday. President Barack Obama discussed Syria and Libya with British Prime Minister David Cameron during a phone call, the White House said, and received an update on negotiations over the United Kingdom's membership in the European Union. "The president reaffirmed continued U.S. support for a strong United Kingdom in a strong European Union," the White House said.
NEW YORK (AP) — With Super Bowl Sunday less than a week away, a flurry of advertisers including Budweiser and LG Electronics have already released their game-day ads in the hopes of stoking excitement and building up shares on social media.
The Latest on the battle against the Zika virus (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Health officials say a patient in Dallas County, Texas, has acquired the Zika virus through sex. Dallas County Health and Human ...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Criticized on two fronts for his role in Flint's lead-tainted water crisis and his handling of teacher sick-outs and building conditions in Detroit's troubled public schools, Darnell Earley has decided to step down from his job as the state-appointed emergency manager for Michigan's largest school district before the end of his 18-month term.
The top U.S. Marine Corps and Army generals said on Tuesday that women should be required to register for the military draft, along with men, as the armed forces move toward integrating them fully into combat positions. "I think that all eligible and qualified men and women should register for the draft," General Robert Neller, the commandant of the Marine Corps, told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on women in combat. General Mark Milley, the Army chief of staff, also backed registration for women, although two other witnesses, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Acting Army Secretary Patrick Murphy, said only that there should be a discussion of legislation requiring women to register for the Selective Service.