Barack Obama

US officials: Assad used chemical weapons

The Obama administration has concluded that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons against the opposition seeking to overthrow him, U.S. officials said Thursday, crossing what President Barack Obama has called a ‘red line’ that would trigger greater American involvement in the crisis.…
Beech.bonanza

GAO rejects Beechcraft’s protest of lost contract

A federal agency has rejected Wichita-based Beechcraft's protest of the award of an Air Force contract for light air support planes to Sierra Nevada Corp. and its Brazil-based partner, Embraer.…
Betty Sugiyama

Schizophrenia claimed in LA train platform killing

A defense attorney told a jury Thursday that a homeless woman who pushed an 84-year-old woman off a train platform to her death was an unmedicated schizophrenic who had been released from a hospital three days earlier.…
John Dingell, Joe Biden, John Boehner

Mary Wilson sings in ceremony feting Rep. Dingell

A backup chorus that included Nancy Pelosi, Kathleen Sebelius and actress Lynda Carter has helped singer Mary Wilson serenade congressman John Dingell in a ceremony honoring the longest-serving member of Congress.…
Capital Building, Photo Credit: Zack Polack

Senate Democrats discuss need for black agenda

The sole Democratic African-American senator is casting doubt on the need for a “black agenda” from the president and on its chances of passage in Congress.…
Michael Jackson at London Press event 2009, Photo Credit: Courtesy: Sky News

AEG CEO cites conflicting info on Jackson health

The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson’s ill-fated comeback concerts says he received contradictory and confusing information about the singer’s health just days before his death.…
Mideast Yemen

Thousands protest Yemen security force ‘excesses’

Yemeni security officials say thousands have protested in the capital against “excesses” by security forces, calling for the overthrow of the president and national security apparatus.…
Guantanamo Detainee

Guantanamo official: Meeting room microphones gone

The officer in charge of the operations of the Guantanamo Bay prison says hidden listening devices have been removed from rooms used by defense lawyers to meet with prisoners.…