Military and defense
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters captured Wednesday the last major town in the Qalamoun region near the border with Lebanon after weeks of intense fighting, state media and activists said.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The White House and the federal government have won the dubious honor of a "Jefferson Muzzle" for snooping on the news media and limiting access.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there's more urgency than ever to increase the number of troops on the ground in Central African Republic.
Samantha Power, visiting Central African Republic on Wednesday, said that more soldiers and police are needed after neighboring Chad withdrew its 850 troops.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says he's re-evaluating the Obama administration's deportation priorities to make sure they're focused on national security, public safety and border security.