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The Defense secretary's announcement follows two reviews that found the structure of U.S. nuclear forces is so incoherent that it cannot be properly managed in its current form.
The pipeline has been stalled by environmental reviews, objections to the route it would take and politics for six years.
Donahoe took over during a serious financial crisis and oversaw a restructuring of the U.S. Postal Service. Agency veteran Megan Brennan will become the first female postmaster general.
People consider their personal health information to be more sensitive than their religious views or purchasing habits, according to a survey by Pew Research Center.
Napoleon Bonaparte's famous bicorn hat is up for auction and on display next to the chateau where the general lived when he wasn't leading troops into battle.
The number of Americans struggling to afford food has remained stuck near recession-era highs. But a recent Gallup poll suggests things may be changing for some.
The lava emerged from a vent in June and entered Pahoa, the largest town in Big Island's isolated and mostly agricultural Puna district, on Oct. 26.
The existing tariff system, which adds as much as 25 percent to the cost of American high-tech exports, covers more than $4 trillion in annual trade, the White House says.
The punishment for the April calamity drew shouts and sharp criticism from victims' family members in the courtroom; many had urged a death sentence.
It can be hard to sell the concept of meeting face-to-face to a generation of young veterans who are used to gathering online or playing video games to decompress.
Among those receiving a 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom are Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep and the late Rep. Edward Roybal.
A “Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop” whistle McDonald's gave to children in Happy Meals is being recalled because there is a chance children could choke on its parts.
In one Nigerian town, almost 9,500 displaced people now live in a giant camp. They've found refuge in what was a youth center outside Yola, the state capital.
A nonprofit group, the Missing in America Project, has helped to locate nearly 10,000 cremains and identify and bury more than 2,000 veterans.
New York City health officials say a doctor who had Ebola has recovered and is scheduled to be released from the hospital Tuesday.
Carelessness by federal employees has been cited as the cause of at least half the incidents of cyber attacks at federal agencies.