The case against BP in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is set to go to trial but the New York Times said Saturday government lawyers want to settle out of court.
A decision by a federal judge in New Orleans to approve a health settlement related to the Deepwater Horizon avoids years of litigation, said BP.
When U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates retires from public service late this week, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said he will leave also.
The Pentagon said there is no truth to newspaper reports that U.S. Gen. David Petraeus will soon be leaving his post as commander of the war in Afghanistan.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates landed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan Tuesday for an unannounced visit with the top U.S. commander and the Afghan leader.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he'll release the "don't ask, don't tell" report on gays serving in the military early to help senators' deliberations.
British forces will continue to provide a quality war fighting machine in Afghanistan and elsewhere despite defense cuts, the Pentagon said.
A Pentagon official says it has not, and will not negotiate with WikiLeaks on the planned release of additional classified Afghanistan war documents.
The Pentagon said Thursday WikiLeaks must return the classified documents it is still reviewing and delete the thousands of war documents it posted on the Web.
U.S. officials say joint naval exercises with South Korea are aimed at North Korea, not China.