The man tasked with leading the police department in Sanford, Florida, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing said communities should "take a good, hard look at who is selected," for neighborhood watch programs.
A gunman attacked worshippers at a Colorado Springs, Colorado, megachurch Sunday afternoon, killing one person and wounding four others before being killed by a security staff member, the city's police chief said.
The political finger-pointing that evolved in Hurricane Katrina's wake not only exposed deficiencies in the government's disaster preparedness, but put a spotlight on how and why some Bush administration officials got their jobs.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has issued a report to Congress that said the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan could hamstring the U.S. ability to fight other wars, a senior military official told CNN.
The insurgency in Iraq is "about where it was a year ago," in terms of attacks, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said but he said American and Iraqi troops are gaining ground in the two-year-old conflict.
Amid charges the White House has dragged its feet on the stalled 9/11 intelligence reform bill, President Bush on Thursday spoke by phone with the two top congressional leaders about trying to get the bill passed.
Amid a debate over the use of misinformation by the U.S. military, the Pentagon says it is investigating an October incident in which a Marine spokesman gave CNN misleading information about an attack on the Iraqi city of Falluja.
Conceding they won't be able to complete work on September 11 reforms before the election, House and Senate negotiators hope at least to have an agreement among themselves by then, senior congressional aides said Tuesday.