- National, International News
Today in History for Saturday, March 1, 2014
Today is Saturday, March 1, the 60th day of 2014. There are 305 days left in the year.
Ukraine issues arrest warrant for missing leader
With Viktor Yanukovych on the run, Ukraine’s interim government drew up a warrant Monday for the fugitive president’s arrest in the killing of anti-government protesters last week, while Russia issued its strongest condemnation yet of the new leaders in Kiev, deriding them as “Kalashnikov-toting people in black masks.”
Dingell, longest-serving congressman, to retire
Rep. John Dingell, who played a key role in some of the biggest liberal legislative victories of the past 60 years, said Monday that he will not try to add to what is already the longest congressional career in history.
Hagel says U.S. military must shrink to face new era
Looking beyond America’s post-9/11 wars, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing bases and reshaping forces to confront a “more volatile, more unpredictable” world with a more nimble military.
Today in History for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2014. There are 309 days left in the year.
Parliament head takes presidential powers
With an ally claiming presidential powers Sunday and the whereabouts and legitimacy of the nominal president unclear, newly freed opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko may feel her chance to take Ukraine’s leadership has come. But even among protesters who detest President Viktor Yanukovych, Tymoshenko sparks misgivings.
Oil closes New Orleans port, part of river
A 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River, including the Port of New Orleans, was closed to all water traffic Sunday as crews cleaned up oil that spilled from a barge after it ran into a towboat between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the Coast Guard said.
Former Va. first lady at heart of gift scandal
Elaine Kubiak finds it impossible to reconcile the social-climbing, bullying and bizarre-acting former first lady of Virginia being portrayed in federal court papers and the media with the woman she’s known for two decades.
Today in History for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
Today is Monday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2014. There are 310 days left in the year.
Detroit police feel pain of city’s money woes
It has come to this: Even some criminals sympathize with Detroit’s cops.
- More National, International News Headlines
- Today in History for Saturday, March 1, 2014