The JW Marriott Chicago hotel said Friday it has removed its lobby fountain and closed parts of its luxury spa after health authorities determined them to be the likely source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has now killed three people.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.
Vice President Dick Cheney defended the Bush administration's record on prisoner interrogations, telling a veterans' group that its use of "alternative" techniques against suspects was legal and proper.
British health authorities announced Thursday they are investigating a reported case of Legionnaires' disease with suspected links to the same laboratory in that has been tied to a recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in cattle.
In the midst of their national convention, Republicans experienced a heart-stopping scare. George W. Bush, seemingly absent-minded, misspoke by saying the war against terrorism cannot be won. President Bush corrected the mistake within 24 hours, but the incident reflected the instability of the presidential re-election campaign.
Speaking to the American Legion national convention Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said that despite an earlier statement by President Bush, the United States can and will win the war against terrorism.
Speaking in Ohio before the same veterans group President Bush addressed Monday, John Kerry today will say that Bush's call to redeploy as many as 70,000 troops could hurt U.S. relations with key allies in the war on terror.