The senators who sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking that he give Congress “any and all legal opinions that lay out the executive branch’s official understanding of the president’s authority to deliberately kill Americans” were:
Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Mark Udall, D-Colo., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Tom Udall, D-N.M., Mark Begich, D-Alaska and Al Franken, D-Minn.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is opening the door for the U.S. to sell missile defense and other weapons systems to a group of U.S.-friendly Gulf nations. The move is intended to help counter Iran's ballistic missiles, even as global powers ink a nuclear deal with Tehran.
Vice President Joe Biden says North Korea's release of an elderly U.S. tourist detained for more than a month is positive news.
Six people tested for possible radiation exposure have been released from hospital but remain under detention as suspects in the theft of a truck carrying highly radioactive cobalt-60, officials said Friday.