JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — With Boeing the king of U.S. aircraft manufacturing, more than a dozen states are groveling before the throne for a share of the riches to be made from the next-generation 777 jetliner.
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel faces a tough challenge as he looks to reassure nervous allied Gulf nations that the U.S. will continue its strong military support to the region, even as world powers move forward on the nuclear pact with Iran.
MANAMA (Reuters) - The U.S. military has increased its regional alert status following deadly, coordinated strikes on Yemen's defense ministry on Thursday, a senior U.S. defense official said. The attack, which killed 52 people and wounded 167, was the worst single militant assault in Yemen in 18 months. "The United States military is fully prepared to support our Yemeni partners in the wake of this incident," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity, and without offering further details. (Reporting by David Alexander; Writing by Phil Stewart; Editing by Eric Beech)