World / Politics Nov 13, 2014

Republican claims victory in U.S. Senate race in Alaska

Republican Dan Sullivan claimed victory on Wednesday in a tight race for the U.S. Senate in Alaska, a week after elections gave Republicans control of the Senate and strengthened their grip on the House of Representatives. Sullivan, a 49-year-old former state attorney general and natural ...

World / Politics Nov 6, 2014

Democrat Ige of Japanese descent wins Hawaii gubernatorial race

Democrat David Ige, a third-generation Japanese-American, won the gubernatorial election in Hawaii on Tuesday, beating Republican Duke Aiona and other candidates, according to U.S. media reports. The 57-year-old state senator will be the second Hawaii governor of Japanese descent, following George Ariyoshi, who served three ...

Obama woos veterans with mental health care, military home loans

World Aug 27, 2014

Obama woos veterans with mental health care, military home loans

President Barack Obama sought to make amends with veterans on Tuesday, announcing steps to expand their access to mental health care and an initiative with financial firms to lower home loan costs for military families. The president was embarrassed earlier this year when it was ...