Former NSA Employee Sentenced for Adopted Son’s Death

July 19, 2016 6:53 PM Comments

A former senior official at the National Security Agency has been sentenced to 20 years for killing his adopted 3-year-old on in 2013.

Metro’s OR/SV Lines to Single-Track for Next 12 Days

July 19, 2016 6:52 PM Comments

Metro’s fifth SafeTrack safety surge will start Wednesday, with another bout of continuous single-tracking between Ballston and East Falls Church on the Orange and Silver Lines.

Refuge Occupier Ryan Payne Pleads Guilty

July 19, 2016 6:50 PM Comments

Ryan Payne, one of the leaders of occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday pleaded guilty to conspiring to prevent federal employees from doing their jobs.

Federal Judge Declines to Release Bundys From Custody

July 19, 2016 6:50 PM Comments

U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones ruled Tuesday that Ammon Bundy and brother Ryan Bundy must remain in custody pending trial, saying he was concerned they might fail to return to court or recruit others to stage another unlawful standoff if released.

Pentagon Manual Details Rules For Transgender Military Personnel

July 19, 2016 3:42 PM Comments

The Pentagon has issued a comprehensive manual detailing protocol for service members undergoing a sex-change transition that includes extended time off, getting a commander’s approval for medical treatments and a prohibition on living a “preferred gender” lifestyle on base.

Rand Study Finds VA Care Equal Or Better Than Private Sector

July 19, 2016 2:17 PM Comments

A new study from the Rand Corporation examining the Department of Veterans’ Affairs health care system has found that the health care provided by the agency is equal to or better than its private sector counterparts.

Senior Navy Official Reportedly Charged With Brandishing A Firearm

July 19, 2016 1:42 PM Comments

A senior Navy official is reportedly facing charges after being caught on video threatening three men with a handgun last month.

No Increase Likely In Your Social Security Check Next Year

July 19, 2016 8:17 AM Comments

The Board of Trustees of the Social Security Trust Funds estimates that the 2017 cost-of-living-adjustment likely will be very small to flat: from 0.7 percent down to zero. The adjustments are based on increases in the consumer price index.

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