| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the Air Force looked for ways to save money last year to deal with declining budgets, officials decided to halt work on a high-flying, long-endurance spy drone built in Palmdale by defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp.
At a cost of $35,000 per...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:40 AM
The United States would never allow itself to be "played" by Iran in negotiations about to resume on the Islamic republic's disputed nuclear programs, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry insisted Thursday.
Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:33 PM
TEHRAN — Iran's supreme leader on Saturday publicly endorsed President Hassan Rouhani's efforts to reconcile with archenemy Washington, but indicated his displeasure with some events during Rouhani's high-profile visit late last month to the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:31 AM
TEHRAN -- With international talks on Iran’s nuclear program set to begin Tuesday, Iranian officials said their negotiating team would offer a broad “road map” proposal for resolving the issue, but would also seek to protect key...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Iran and six major powers have been at odds for a decade over the Islamic republic’s development of nuclear capabilities, at the heart of negotiations set to resume Tuesday in Geneva.
Hopes of budging the high-stakes diplomatic standoff from...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Wednesday called the U.S. debt limit a "political weapon of mass destruction" and said both political parties should pledge never to use it as leverage because of the financial damage it can cause.
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:52 AM
BEIRUT — The Syrian government said Monday that it backed a Russian proposal calling for Damascus to hand over its arsenal of chemical weapons to international authorities in a bid to avoid a U.S. attack.
“We, for the sake of protecting...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Aerospace giant Boeing Co. announced plans to close its sprawling Long Beach plant and eliminate thousands of assembly-line jobs where the hulking C-17 cargo plane is built.
The plant is one of the last vestiges of an era in which aviation and aerospace...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Pope Francis resolutely condemned the use of chemical weapons in a message to his nearly 3 million Twitter followers on Tuesday, but has made it clear in recent days that he opposes military retaliation against Syria for the government's alleged use of...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:42 PM
TEHRAN -- One day Facebook is a handy way for Iranian government ministers to confer with the people. The next day it can be denounced as "a Zionist tool."
As with its on-again, off-again claim to want better relations with the West, Iran's recent flip-...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's debut on the world stage this week got mixed reviews on both sides of the Atlantic but succeeded in bringing U.S. and Iranian officials together on the issue that most bitterly divides them: Tehran's nuclear ambitions....