China is beefing up spending on high-tech weapons and upgrading combat readiness as it throws its military weight behind territorial claims that have stirred tensions with Japan and Southeast Asian neighbors.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will stay in the race for U.S. Senate, a Democratic Party spokeswoman said, amid a controversy over a New York Times report that he misrepresented his military service record during the Vietnam War.
In America’s entire quiver of politicians, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is the straightest of arrows. Exaggerating his service in the Marine Corps to include a stint in Vietnam is so out of character, it’s like Barack Obama doing a cartwheel, Sarah Palin quoting Madison from memory or Joe Biden clamming up.
Rite Aid Corp. , the third-biggest U.S. drugstore chain, was subpoenaed by the Connecticut attorney general, who is seeking information about drug price increases that he said the company falsely blamed on a new state law.
Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, said on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that President Barack Obama should end the broad surveillance of telephone calls and Internet usage.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said he asked Google Inc. whether it tested its Street View software before using it, which he said should have revealed the unauthorized collection of personal data from wireless computer networks.