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A deal negotiated in Geneva to ease tensions in Ukraine was met with defiance by pro-Russian groups. Protesters occupying a string of public buildings across eastern Ukraine have insisted that they would not end their occupation until a referendum to decide the status of the region had taken place.
Veterans being treated at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals have given the agency high marks in customer satisfaction, according to a survey conducted by an independent company.
More than $1 trillion in sequestration-related defense cuts, slated for now through 2021, "would significantly increase risks both in the short- and long-term," according to a report released by the Pentagon.
The approved boost to sea pay for sailors and Marines serving aboard ships will take effect May 1, the Navy announced Monday. Sailors and Marines could see as much as a 25 percent increase in the monthly stipend.