09/24/2013 1:22pmThe Defense Department could shed 60,000 more troops than planned and 50,000 civilian employees without hurting U.S. fighting power, four former members of the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a new report on military strategy and spending.
09/24/2013 1:58pmBritain's main opposition leader wooed voters Tuesday with an alternative to austerity, vowing to reward Britons suffering a "cost-of-living crisis" in the wake of the global financial meltdown.
09/24/2013 2:57pmHillary Rodham Clinton warned congressional Republicans on Tuesday that there would be consequences if they pursue a government shutdown to circumvent President Barack Obama's health care law, saying it "wouldn't be the worst thing for Democrats."
09/24/2013 3:37pmA federal appeals court is considering whether for-profit businesses can be exempted from a contraceptive mandate in the health care law because of the owners' religious views.
09/24/2013 3:44pmThe Army intends to tighten its restrictions on soldiers' tattoos.
09/24/2013 9:58pmState Rep. Martin Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly emerged from a crowded field Tuesday to spots in the November election that will determine a successor to Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor.