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Brennan Confirmed As CIA Director - But Not Without Drama

Posted: 03/07/2013 - Following an epic, old-school,13-hour filibuster of John Brennan's confirmation to helm the CIA, the Senate nevertheless approved the nominee today by a vote of 63-34, with a number of Republicans breaking ranks to vote in his favor.

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Lawmakers Leave, As Sequester Budget Cuts Arrive

Posted: 02/28/2013 - President Obama and Capitol Hill leaders are set to meet Friday, but hopes for progress are low. Senate rejects competing Democratic and Republican alternatives to the current cuts.

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Immigration Detainees Released

Posted: 02/27/2013 - ICE's decision to release immigrant detainees because of budget cuts is being criticized. Republicans say the move puts the public at risk. White House says it had no input in the decision.

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Fort Riley Braces For Civilian Furloughs

Updated: 03/01/2013 - Massive federal budget cuts slated to take effect Friday could result in nearly 800,000 people losing their jobs and a blow to the nation's economy. WIBW explores what the sequester could mean for Fort Riley.

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More Spin Than Substance, As Sequester Nears On Friday

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Military leaders say readiness will be compromised if the cuts take full effect. Republicans seek to blame President Obama and Democrats for the situation. The two sides remain divided over taxes as part of the solution.

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Chuck Hagel Confirmed As Defense Secretary

Posted: 02/26/2013 - The decorated Vietnam veteran faced a bruising confirmation battle, but that could quickly be overshadowed by forced spending cuts taking effect this week.

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Pentagon Grounds F-35 Fleet After Engine Crack Found

Posted: 02/22/2013 - All versions of the F-35 fighter jet -- a total of 51 planes -- were grounded Friday pending a more in-depth evaluation of a cracked engine blade problem discovered at Edwards AFB.

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Washington Governor: 6 Tanks Leaking Radioactive Waste

Posted: 02/22/2013 - Washington's governor said one tank at the Hanford nuclear site was leaking. One week later, he now says six tanks are leaking radioactive waste, calling the news "disturbing".. saying the leaks pose "no immediate health risks," but do pose concerns.

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Islamists Still Making Gains In Syria

Posted: 02/21/2013 - Hard-line Islamist groups like the Nusra Front are becoming more popular in Syria. They're fighting the Syrian regime while providing social services for Syrian civilians. The United States blacklisted the Nusra Front in December, labeled it terrorist.

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Syrian Rebels Issue Warning To Hezbollah

Posted: 02/20/2013 - 163 deaths from Syrian violence reported, including 48 in one aerial raid near DamascusSyrian general, Lebanese former minister accused of plotting terror, moving explosives from Syria. The government blamed "terrorists" for an attack on a sports stadium.

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No U. S. Deaths In Afghanistan For The Month

Posted: 02/20/2013 - The trend marks the longest period without a U.S. combat death in America's longest war since 2008, and clearly reflects a strategy shift that leaves much of the fighting to Afghan security forces, whose deaths are going up.

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Woman Found Dead In Colorado ID'd As Soldier From Kansas

Updated: 02/19/2013 - The body of Cpl. Kimberly Walker was found Sunday in Colorado Springs. Army Sgt. Montrell Lamar Anderson Mayo, who is stationed at Fort Carson outside Colorado Springs, surrendered later that day to police in Greenville, N.C.

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Soldiers' Return Having Big Impact On Local Economy

Updated: 02/19/2013 - With their mission accomplished, thousands of Fort Riley soldiers are settling back into like here at home, fresh off their most recent deployment to Afghanistan. Their return is helping boost the local economy.

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Syrian Official: "We Have Already Won"

Posted: 02/14/2013 - Faisal al-Maqdad, a member of Bashar al-Assad's government, declares the rebellion has failed. The rebels' vow to take Damascus hasn't materialized, deputy foreign minister says. However, battles continue in the capital's southern suburbs.

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