Customs officials say 20 small black raw chickens were seized from a passenger arriving from Vietnam at Dulles International Airport outside Washington.
The leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee have added their names to the growing list of lawmakers asking the Pentagon to lower the ranking of a new medal for cyber fighters.
A moderate Republican senator said Wednesday she’ll oppose the confirmation of Chuck Hagel to become President Barack Obama’s secretary of defense, while other GOP senators signaled they may delay a floor vote on the nomination unless the White House provides more information about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
A bitterly divided Senate panel has voted to approve the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation’s defense secretary.
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee pushed ahead Monday with plans for a vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be defense secretary despite Republican demands for more financial information from President Barack Obama’s choice.
The Senate has confirmed Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry as the next secretary of state.
President Barack Obama’s top candidate for defense secretary is a contrarian Republican moderate and decorated Vietnam combat veteran who’s likely to support a more rapid withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan.
The Vietnamese government on Monday agreed to open three new sites in the country for excavation by the United States to search for troop remains from the war, the minister of defense told U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta during a meeting here.
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