WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. House of Representatives backed a waiver on Friday that will allow James Mattis to serve as President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of defense, despite having retired as a Marine General in 2013. The House voted 268 to 151, largely along party lines, for a one-time waiver of a provision of a law on civilian control of the U.S. military that requires a seven-year wait after retirement before active-duty military can lead the Department of Defense.
WASHINGTON, D.C. President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 214 individuals Wednesday, the most grants of clemency in a single day since at least 1900, the White House said. Eight of the 2014 […]
RALEIGH Rick Catlin, a former member of the North Carolina House of Representatives and president of CATLIN Engineers and Scientists, has been appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to The Coastal Resources Commission. “It’s an […]
BALTIMORE About two-thirds of cancers are caused by random typos in DNA that occur as normal cells make copies of themselves, a finding that helps explain why healthy individuals who do everything they can […]