Japan welcomed Thursday the long-anticipated nomination of former U.S. first daughter Caroline Kennedy as Washington’s new ambassador to the country, lauding her close ties to President Barack Obama.
A late winter storm blanketed the eastern United States with snow Wednesday, shutting down the federal government and causing aviation officials to cancel more than 1,000 flights.
By Nedra Pickler
President Barack Obama has chosen longtime trusted adviser and national security expert Denis McDonough as his fifth chief of staff.
Battered yet still popular after a bruising first term as president, Barack Obama raises his right hand Sunday to be sworn in for another four years as the leader of an America that is, perhaps, as divided politically and socially as at any time since the US Civil War more than 150 years ago.
The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians had been drinking at the time of the shootings and was suffering stress linked to his fourth combat deployment, a report said late Thursday.