325 pet birds found in Illinois townhouse

AURORA, Ill., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A group of Chicago bird fanciers issued a call for donations to help care for 325 parakeets, canaries and other feathered pets found in an Aurora, Ill., home.
Commentary: Romney's competing teams

Commentary: Romney's competing teams

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- The jockeying for position in a Romney presidency is well under way. Dark horses and gray eminences are vying for position with the new neocons.
Ft. Hood report too PC, observers say

Ft. Hood report too PC, observers say

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The military report on the Fort Hood, Texas, shootings omits the suspect's name and his religious views, showing the depth of being PC, observers said.

McCain calls for conservatives' support

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Republican presidential front-runner John McCain said Friday he wants to expand the U.S. military.

Online public schools come under fire

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Online public schools in Wisconsin have come under fire from some who claim they are using taxpayers' money to inadequately teach children.

Thompson Files: Navy rules

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The rising tide of Navy leaders dominating the U.S. military is unlikely to recede anytime soon.

Katrina response gets many investigations

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A 9/11 Commission member says officials on all levels of government in the United States need to quickly learn from the weak response to Hurricane Katrina.

Congress asked to probe 9/11 intelligence

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Members of the disbanded Sept. 11 commission want the U.S. Congress to determine if the Pentagon withheld information on four hijackers.

New intelligence director may be named

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- President Bush is expected to name the first director of U.S. intelligence as early as this week part of the changes resulting from the Sept. 11 commission.

Kerrey believes intel. changes will come

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- The need to remake the U.S. intelligence establishment is clear, former Sen. Bob Kerrey said Sunday, even in the face of bureaucratic resistance.

Bush urged to name new CIA chief

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Leading members of Congress are pushing President Bush to quickly to replace recently departed CIA director George Tenet.

Lehman being considered for top CIA job

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Navy Secretary John Lehman, now a member of the panel investigating Sept. 11, is reportedly under consideration to become director of the CIA.

Iraqi officer linked to Sept. 11 attacks

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- A senior officer in Saddam Hussein's security services was a member of the group that committed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the Washington Times reports.

Giuliani: don't blame rescuers for 9/11

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani warned the 9/11 commission Wednesday its criticism of rescue workers risked degenerating into blaming rescue workers.

Panel: CIA botched Sept. 11 intelligence

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. panel investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks says the CIA was given a report a month earlier titled "Islamic Extremist Learns to Fly."

Bush, Clinton to be questioned on 9/11

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- President Bush and former president Clinton are expected to be called before the independent commission investigating the Sept. ll, 2001, attacks.

9/11 panel hiring in a race against time

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The 10-member blue-ribbon commission investigating the 9/11 terrorist attacks has begun hiring staff -- though not yet investigators -- and has found secure off

9/11 panel meets for the first time

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The 10-member commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks met formally for the first time Monday, in a closed session, where they agreed to convene public meetings and perhaps hearings, including some in New York city, as soon as practical