Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has said the U.S. is looking to reassure its European allies. | Susan Walsh/AP file
The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia’s buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.
The office of first lady Michelle Obama says she’ll appear on the May 7 episode of the ABC country music drama “Nashville," in an episode titled “All Or Nothing With Me” set at Fort Campbell, Ky.
President Barack Obama has a quiet Easter weekend; no public events planned.
Washington attorney Robert Barnett, whose list of clients includes Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, will return to his hometown of Waukegan later this month to speak at the Glen Flora Country Club.
It’s not news that Chicago has a gun problem. But that doesn’t make it any more palatable for Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a firm believer in systems management and improved gun laws as he works to reduce crime in the city.
John Thomas is shown leaving court Friday. The former federal informant is accused of stealing $370,000 from the village of Riverdale that was meant for the development of Riverdale Marina. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times
Federal authorities gave long-time government mole John Thomas a Good Friday surprise, arresting him at his home early Friday morning.
Chicago Sun-Times Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Jim Kirk talks pop culture and political themes in television with TV critic and author of "The Revolution Was Televised," Alan Sepinwall.
Some members of the Congressional Black Caucus are asking the Army to reconsider new regulations on hairstyles that they see as unfair to women of color. The updated rules banning braids, dreadlocks and twists show "a lack of cultural sensitivity conducive to creating a tolerant environment for minorities," according to a letter signed by 16 congresswomen and sent to Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel.
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., recently said he will now campaign for Republican Senate candidate Jim Oberweis. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times
After U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., suffered a major stroke in early 2012, a whispering campaign quickly followed. Reporters queried. Political operatives impatiently pushed. Would he come back? Could he come back? Shouldn’t he resign if he couldn’t return yet?
Rep. Aaron Schock R-Ill. departed Friday on an official trip running through April 27 to Japan, South Korea and China traveling with, among others, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor R-Va. and Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan R-Wisc., Mitt Romney's 2012 vice presidential running mate.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, visited children suffering from schistosomiasis during their Feb. 15, 2007, trip to Nasarawa North, Nigeria. The Carters traveled to the community to bring national attention to the country's need to make disease prevention methods and treatments with the medicine praziquantel more accessible in its rural and impoverished communities. Photo courtesy of The Carter Center
Human trafficking, unequal pay, sexual assault. We have “a long way to go” in solving these issues, according to former President Jimmy Carter, who hopes his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power,” will prompt societal change in the way we approach these problems.
At that much noted gathering of al-Qaida fanatics and killers in Yemen recently, one of the terrorist group’s leaders called for new attacks on the United States, declaring that “we must eliminate the cross” and that “the bearer of the cross is Am
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