Military And Defense

APNewsBreak: 2016 report put Quincy plumbing fix at $8M

Feb 16, 2018

A report obtained by The Associated Press shows engineers told Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration in 2016 that replacing problematic plumbing at a veterans' home beset by Legionnaires' disease would cost $8 million.

VA's chief of staff steps down after travel flap

Feb 16, 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency's chief of staff has stepped down after an investigation found she had doctored emails to justify Secretary David Shulkin's wife accompanying him on an European trip at taxpayer expense

USS Cole attack case now on indefinite hold at Guantanamo

Feb 16, 2018

A military judge has placed an indefinite hold on proceedings at the Guantanamo Bay naval base against a Saudi accused in the attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors in 2000

Commerce Dept. backs tariffs on imported aluminum and steel

Feb 16, 2018

Commerce Department recommends sanctions on aluminum and steel imports

Pentagon watchdog raises doubts about Afghan war progress

Feb 16, 2018

A Pentagon watchdog agency is raising fresh doubts about progress in the 16-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan

Al-Qaida fighter, absent from court, gets life in prison

Feb 16, 2018

A self-described al-Qaida "warrior" who was in a firefight in Afghanistan that left two U.S. servicemen dead has been sentenced to life in prison

The Latest: White House blasts Democrats over immigration

Feb 16, 2018

The White House says Democrats "are not serious" about finding a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children

'Dreamers' left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills

Feb 16, 2018

The Senate has wrestled itself into an immigration stalemate, leaving hundreds of thousands of 'Dreamers' in limbo

The Latest: Senate confirms head of Justice Department unit

Feb 15, 2018

The U.S. Senate has confirmed John Demers as the head of the Justice Department's key national security division

Key senator to stop blocking US arms sales to Persian Gulf

Feb 15, 2018

A key U.S. senator says he will no longer block Persian Gulf nations from buying American-made lethal weapons even though the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its neighbors remains in a stalemate