The Senate Armed Services Committee rejected a proposal to remove prosecution of sex-assault cases and other major crimes in the U.S. military from the chain of command, siding with Pentagon officials over victims’ groups.
An ex-CIA worker’s exposure of a once-secret U.S. electronic surveillance program has spawned a criminal investigation and congressional questions about the ability of a low-level employee to breach national security.
The Internal Revenue Service ruled that bonds sold by a Florida community-development district that issued $426 million of debt aren’t tax-exempt, a decision with potential implications for hundreds of similar entities.
Arizona’s Republican Governor Jan Brewer has been known nationally as one of the most outspoken foes of President Barack Obama -- a Fox News regular, border hawk and states’ rights advocate who once wagged her finger in the chief executive’s face on a Phoenix-area tarmac.
Democrats retained control of the U.S. Senate by holding on to crucial seats in Virginia, Montana and Missouri, capturing the Indiana seat held by a retiring Republican and ousting a Republican in Massachusetts, where Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent Scott Brown.
Time Warner Inc., owner of cable networks TNT and HBO, posted first-quarter sales that missed estimates as advertising dropped in part because of a later schedule for college basketball’s biggest event.
Combined U.S. soybean exports and crushings will be 0.8 percent more than forecast a month ago, the government said. Estimated inventories before this year’s harvest were left unchanged because of bigger current supplies than earlier forecast.