President Obama's nominee to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs promised Tuesday to fix "systematic failures" at the troubled agency and hold government workers accountable for their misconduct.
After a series of setbacks, abortion rights advocates claimed a small victory Tuesday after a federal appeals court blocked a law that would have closed the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi.
Republicans hoped that by filing a lawsuit against President Obama ? a move that is expected to win House endorsement Wednesday ? they would mobilize conservatives eager for a confrontation with the White House. But so far it appears to be rallying Democrats at least as much as Republicans.
The mother of a Mexican teenager killed in Mexico when at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire north of the border has filed suit, alleging that the agent violated the law, her attorneys and the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.
They were the swinging, sassy voice of the homefront for U.S. service personnel overseas during World War II, singing catchy hit tunes such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Rum and Coca Cola" that delighted Americans and catapulted the Andrews Sisters to the very top of the pop charts. One of the most successful female recording groups in pop history, the sisters — LaVerne, Maxene and Patty Andrews — became a beloved American institution, lifting the nation's spirits during a conflict whose outcome seemed often in doubt. When the war ended in 1945, it was even the Andrews Sisters who announced it, to 5,000 GI's during a USO concert in Italy as...