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Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

| | Dec 11 2017 - 11:55am | Comments

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump’s opposition.

  1. | Posted: Dec 11 2013 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — Young American women are increasingly likely to receive pay nearly equal to their male counterparts, with earnings at 93 percent of men, a new study finds. Still, those women remain as pessimistic as their mothers and grandmothers regarding gender equality.

  2. | Posted: Dec 11 2013 - 1:00am

    NEW YORK — Stocks fell modestly Tuesday as investors took a breather from a market that notched yet another record high the day before.

  3. | Posted: Dec 11 2013 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.

  4. | Posted: Dec 10 2013 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry’s financial livelihood.

  5. | Posted: Dec 10 2013 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions — the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

  6. | Posted: Dec 10 2013 - 12:06am

    CHICAGO — Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems.

  7. | Posted: Dec 10 2013 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry’s financial livelihood.

  8. | Posted: Dec 10 2013 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding extensive influence over America’s economy and politics, according to new survey data.

  9. Posted: Dec 10 2013 - 12:06am

    South Africa prepares for massive memorial where world leaders will eulogize Nelson Mandela

  10. | Posted: Dec 10 2013 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding extensive influence over America’s economy and politics, according to new survey data.

  11. Posted: Dec 10 2013 - 12:06am

    South Africa prepares for massive memorial where world leaders will eulogize Nelson Mandela

  12. | Posted: Dec 10 2013 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions — the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

  13. | Posted: Dec 10 2013 - 12:06am

    CHICAGO — Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems.

  14. | Posted: Dec 9 2013 - 12:06am

    When celebrity chefs cut themselves, how much they bleed is a matter of brand.

  15. | Posted: Dec 9 2013 - 12:06am

    PHILADELPHIA — A powerful storm that crept across the country dumped a mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic region and headed northeast Sunday, turning NFL playing fields in Pennsylvania into winter wonderlands, threatening as much as a foot of snow in Delaware and New Jersey and raising concerns about a messy morning commute.