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Phoenix VA Doled Out $10M in Bonuses for 3 Years

Updated: 06/18/2014 - Phoenix VA Health Care System workers accused of jeopardizing veterans' health by covering up long patient wait times received $10 million in bonuses, according to newly released records.

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Lawmakers Who Supported Iraq War are Wary Now

Posted: 06/17/2014 - One Republican senator says the conflict between Iraq's Shiites and Sunnis has been going on for 1,500 years -- and he says, "Whatever we do, it's not going to go away."

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Pentagon: Benghazi Suspect in US Custody

Posted: 06/17/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and is in American custody, the Pentagon said Tuesday, marking the first time the U.S. has apprehended one of the alleged perpetrators

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Second Death from Nebraska Storms

Updated: 06/17/2014 - A second death has been linked to the storm that brought twin tornadoes to a tiny farming town in northeastern Nebraska yesterday.

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Obama Considers Special Forces to Help in Iraq

Updated: 06/16/2014 - Three U.S. officials say the White House is considering sending a small number of American special forces soldiers to Iraq in an urgent attempt to help Baghdad slow the nation's rampant Sunni insurgency.

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Kerry: US Open to Talks With Iran Over Iraq

Posted: 06/16/2014 - The Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.

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Obama to Sign Order Extending Protections to Gays

Posted: 06/16/2014 - A White House official says President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation.

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Feds Give $102M for Storm Prevention to 11 States

Posted: 06/16/2014 - Eleven states in the eastern U.S. will share $102.7 million in grants from the federal government to protect against future storms, with the greatest amount of funded projects in New Jersey and New York.

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Bergdahl Back In the US to Continue Recuperation

Updated: 06/13/2014 - Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, returned to the United States early Friday to continue his medical treatment.

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Bergdahl Scheduled to Arrive in Texas on Friday

Posted: 06/12/2014 - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, is returning to the United States on Friday, but he will not receive the promotion that would have been automatic had he still been held prisoner.

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Senate Republicans Block Student Loan Bill

Posted: 06/12/2014 - Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.

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Senate Backs Bill to Improve Health Care for Vets

Updated: 06/12/2014 - The Senate has approved a bill making it easier for veterans who've endured long wait times for VA medical care to receive treatment from local doctors instead. The measure closely resembles a bill approved Tuesday in the House. Lawmakers say they are optimistic a compromise version can soon be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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Police: Vegas Shooter Killed by Cops, Not Wife

Posted: 06/11/2014 - Las Vegas police are correcting earlier accounts of the dying moments of a couple who killed two patrol officers in a pizza shop and an armed man who tried to stop them in a Wal-Mart store.

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FBI Opens Criminal Probe of VA

Posted: 06/11/2014 - The FBI says it has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Truck Driver Pleads Not Guilty in Morgan Crash

Posted: 06/11/2014 - The truck driver charged in the fatal highway crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people has pleaded not guilty at an initial court appearance.

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Tea Party Rejoicing at Cantor's Defeat

Updated: 06/11/2014 - Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat at the hands of political neophyte David Brat, an unflinching foe of loosening immigration laws.

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House Majority Leader Cantor Defeated in Primary

Posted: 06/10/2014 - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in his Republican primary election Tuesday to a little-known economics professor, a stunning upset for the GOP's No. 2 in the House and a major victory for the tea party.

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