A budget proposal sent to Congress this week keeps the U.S. military in a leadership role as a leaner and more agile fighting force, a budget official said.
The $708 billion U.S. Defense Department fiscal year 2011 proposal includes $159 billion for overseas operations, mainly Afghanistan and Iraq, officials said.
President-elect Barack Obama named his picks for four top defense positions Thursday, continuing a pattern of choosing centrist Washington insiders from the Clinton era for his government's top posts.
Robert Hale, the sex-offender patriarch of an Alaskan wilderness family who fought national park access rules, has died in prison, corrections officials say.
The family of "Papa Pilgrim," in court testimony, described years of physical and sexual abuse at their home in the Alaska wilderness.
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