A massive exercise is planned for November that aims to test the resiliency of the U.S. power grid to withstand major damage caused by a natural disaster or deliberate attack, the New York Times reported.
Gen. Martin Dempsey argues against military intervention
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The White House on Wednesday condemned the possible new use of chemical weapons in Syria and called for a U.N. team now in the Middle East nation to investigate with urgency."The United States is deeply concerned by reports that hundreds of Syrian civilians have been killed in an attack by Syrian government forces, including by the use of chemical weapons, near Damascus earlier today," Josh Earnest, President Obama's principal deputy press secretary, said in a released statement. "We are working urgently to gather additional information."
Possibly thousands of people died in Syria on Wednesday from what appears to be the largest chemical-weapons attack since Saddam Hussein killed 5,000 Kurds in 1988.
The head of an Air Force ICBM wing that last week failed a safety and security examination said his team missed the standard only by the barest of margins -- "a fraction of a decimal point," Military Times reported on Monday.
Iran expects its longtime representative at the International Atomic Energy Agency to leave the position, though it is not clear who will replace him, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing diplomatic sources.
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who leaked a massive trove of classified documents to WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday morning. Manning was convicted on July 30 of most of the charges levied against him, including offenses under the Espionage Act. He did, however, manage to escape the most serious charge of "aiding the enemy." Manning's rank was also reduced, and he was dishonorably discharged from the Army.
South Korea's lead official for engagement with North Korea on Wednesday sought to temper any optimism that relations with Pyongyang might drastically improve over the near term, Agence France-Presse reported.
Supreme Court associate justice Antonin Scalia is often the most-quotable justice on the Court, and his recent quotes are classic Scalia.
Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, former head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog, and once a presidential candidate in Egypt, now faces a charge of betraying his country's trust.
SEMEY, Kazakhstan -- Though much of Kazakhstan’s Cold War-era nuclear detritus -- left over from years of Soviet atomic tests -- was sealed in a mountain years ago, it theoretically could be removed and used for illicit weapons of mass destruction, according to experts.
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In Arkansas, there aren't enough prison beds for all the inmates. Tasked with housing 14,753 people, the state's prisons have fallen around 280 beds short, with 1,400 state inmates being held in county jails as of Monday. Arkansas's state prison director told the corrections board that there are 300 beds ready for use, but it would cost $8 million to hire new employees and run the new facilities.
NEW YORK -- Just days after U.N. inspectors arrived in Syria to investigate the possible use of chemical weapons, opposition activists allege that as many as 650 people have been killed in a poison gas attack. Two anti-Assad opposition groups say that a large rocket attack in Damascus on Wednesday morning was actually a chemical weapons attack launched by the regime. If the reports are confirmed, it could also be one of the deadliest single incidents of the entire war. Syria's state media agency denied the claims.