Friday, February 23, 2018

Army looks for new ways to address misbehaving generals

Struggling with an embarrassing series of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers, the Army is putting together new mental health, counseling and career management programs to shape stronger, more ethical leaders.

More than 3,000 Washington prisoners mistakenly freed early

At a news conference Tuesday announcing the error, Gov. Jay Inslee said he has ordered immediate steps to correct the longstanding computer glitch

Brit indicted in botched attempt to shoot Trump in Las Vegas

A grand jury on Wednesday charged Michael Steven Sandford, 20, with disrupting an official function and two firearm possession counts.

Violence in US rises for second straight year

Violent crime in America rose in 2016 for the second straight year, driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but remained near historically low levels

Triumph or travesty, US-Iran ties warming over nuclear deal

Diplomatic triumph or travesty, America's relationship with one of its most intractable foes took two giant leaps forward this weekend when Iran released four Americans in a prisoner swap after locking in last summer's nuclear deal and receiving some $100 billion in sanctions relief.

UPDATE: Pentagon will allow transgender individuals to serve openly in US...

The Pentagon will allow transgender individuals to serve openly in US military, ending ban on service in armed forces. Lifting the ban on transgender people...

‘Nothing, nothing.’ Aid lags in hurricane-torn Puerto Rico

The scope of the devastation is so broad, and the relief effort so concentrated in San Juan, that many people from outside the capital say they have received little to no help.

Backlash grows over North Carolina LGBT discrimination law

An economic backlash broadened Tuesday against a North Carolina law that critics say discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people with PayPal announcing it has canceled a major expansion in the state.

Lowering the flag: Some examples of half-staff tributes

Nearly 90 percent of days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the deaths of military members, public officials, police, first responders, prominent citizens and victims of mass killings and disasters.

US calls mysterious health ailments in Cuba ‘attacks

rather than merely incidents. The State Department is warning Americans to stay away from Cuba as it orders home more than half its diplomatic corps.