As a line medic for a Marine platoon in Iraq 10 years ago, Petty Officer 1st Class Randall McClain treated the wounds of war, from blunt trauma to lacerations and an amputation. Now, by his own admission, he's a little bored.
Robert McDonald floated through his confirmation as the new Department of Veterans Affairs secretary but he now faces the hard work of transforming a floundering bureaucracy – and the expectation he will begin by firing managers.
European countries that rely on Russian oil and natural gas had been reluctant to impose more than symbolic sanctions against Russia. But widespread outrage over Flight 17 moved them to impose what President Barack Obama called the “most significant and wide-ranging sanctions” to date.
A federal consumer agency says Rome Finance promised troops and others that they could buy goods with instant financing and no money down, masking expensive financing charges by artificially inflating prices.
Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month. The amphibious landing exercises, which are relatively new to Japan's military, come as Tokyo tries to boost its ability to defend small islands it controls but China claims as its own.
The timing of Fortune Guard isn’t directly tied to the most recent round of saber-rattling by North Korea, Adm. Samuel Locklear III said. “This... will just re-emphasize the importance of getting it right during our exercise.”
Among the top 10 recipient schools in terms of GI Bill funds, eight were from the for-profit sector, according to a report from the office of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, a critic of the for-profit education industry.
Jesse Ventura won his defamation case against the estate of author Chris Kyle, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who said he punched out the former Minnesota governor for criticizing the SEALs’ role in the Iraq war.
Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gaza war refugees Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90 after tearing through two classroom walls, a health official and a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency said.
Secretary of State John Kerry has been motivated by two understandable short-term needs: First, he wants to stop the slaughter in Gaza. Second, he seeks to fulfill the instructions of President Barack Obama, who wants an immediate cease-fire.
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