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Sen. Levin joins with Pentagon to fight change in sexual assault reporting

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday released letters from Pentagon officials defending the military’s system for handling sexual assault cases, fending off a fellow Democratic senator’s plan for sweeping changes to deal with the rise in sexual assaults. The…

Michigan women gets 30 days in jail for throwing pie at Sen. Levin

A federal judge in Grand Rapids sentenced an antiwar activist and her accomplice to 30 days in jail for hitting Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) in the face with a dutch apple pie in August 2010. Ahlam Mohsen, 23, and Max Kantar, 24, were sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge…

Gaddafi writes U.S. Congress a thank you note for chastising Obama on Libya

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Libya’s embattled leader Moamer Kadhafi appears to have written to the US Congress to praise its criticism of President Barack Obama over NATO raids on Libya, officials said Friday. In the letter seen by AFP, Kadhafi comments on growing debate in Congress over whether Obama has usurped…

Defense Department: F-35 fighter jet is ‘unaffordable’

WASHINGTON – The cost of building the F-35 fighter jet, set to replace a large part of the US warplane fleet, is “unaffordable” in its current version and must be reviewed, the Pentagon’s top acquisition official said Thursday. “Over the lifetime of this program, the decade or so, the per-aircraft…

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