|Pentagon wants $450M for Guantanamo prison
The Pentagon wants more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay prison that President Barack Obama wants to close.
|US Coast Guardsman admits desertion
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Hawaii whose months-long disappearance lead to a massive search is admitting to desertion, saying he spent three months camping in the mountains of Oahu and didn't plan on ever returning to his job.
|Oklahoma twister a top-of-the-scale EF-5, officials say
The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., was a top-of-the-scale EF-5 twister with winds of at least 200 mph.
|Central, North Texas under tornado watch Tuesday evening
The advisory Tuesday could be expanded to include East Texas as a storm system moves east across the state. Severe thunderstorms are anticipated in some areas.
|Fort Jackson commander faces adultery charges
The Army said Tuesday the commanding general of Fort Jackson, S.C. has been suspended in connection with charges of adultery and involvement in a physical altercation.
|US lawmakers seek Asia missile defense safeguard
Lawmakers are seeking to prohibit the U.S. from removing missile defense equipment from East Asia, even if the threat posed by a nuclear-armed North Korea is eliminated.
|Reporters shouldn't be prosecuted, White House says
In light of recent events, the White House said Tuesday that President Barack Obama believes journalists should not be prosecuted for doing their jobs.
|Power of Oklahoma tornado greater than Hiroshima bomb
The massive killer tornado that devastated Oklahoma last weekend might have been hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima during WWII, experts said Tuesday.
|IRS official Lerner to take 5th at hearing
A key figure in the Internal Revenue Service controversy plans to invoke her constitutional 5th Amendment right not to testify at a congressional hearing on Wednesday.
|Police search for kidnapped girl, suspect found dead
A massive search got underway Tuesday afternoon for a 15-year-old girl who was abducted from an Iowa bus stop, after the prime suspect in her disappearance turned up dead, officials said.