New sanctions unleashed against Russia after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Water officials in Maryland knew that they may have averted a crisis that threatened to leave hundreds of thousands of people without water for days, but they kept mum for hours to ensure their fix worked.
The Afghan war effort eventually would be harmed by across-the-board budget cuts, even as the Obama administration intends to shield the military’s combat mission from the reductions, the Pentagon’s No. 2 official said Friday.
The nuclear crisis in Japan, while severe, appears to be stabilizing and does not warrant any immediate changes in U.S. nuclear plants, a top U.S. nuclear official said Monday.