China sets course to expand global military reach

While declaring it does not seek confrontation despite neighbors’ “provocative actions” and U.S. “meddling,” China’s State Council issued a policy document underlining the growth of the country’s defense ambitions.

    Dempsey’s restraint against ISIS shaped by Iraq war

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs, has played a key role in forming the administration’s approach of using force sparingly.

    Stranded along I-45 in Houston. (Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    Massive storms kill at least 9; flooding paralyzes cities in Texas, Oklahoma

    More than 10 inches of rain had fallen in Houston by morning, flooding homes and stranding motorists along major roadways.

    Supreme Court to hear challenge
    to Texas redistricting plan

    Supreme Court to hear challenge <br> to Texas redistricting plan

    The case addresses whether legislative districts should be based on population or eligible voters.

    Charter offers to acquire Time Warner Cable to create giant new firm

    Charter offers to acquire Time Warner Cable to create giant new  firm

    The offer comes just one month after Comcast’s decision to drop its own bid for Time Warner Cable.

    Amtrak will install inward-facing cameras on Northeast Corridor trains

    Amtrak will install inward-facing cameras on Northeast Corridor trains

    The latest safety measure since the fatal May 12 derailment: Cameras will record train engineers’ actions.

    Post reporter’s ‘espionage’ trial
    begins behind closed doors in Iran

    Post reporter’s ‘espionage’ trial <br> begins behind closed doors in  Iran

    Jason Rezaian, The Post’s Tehran bureau chief, has been kept in detention for 10 months.

    ‘Free-range’ parents speak out after being cleared in one neglect case

    ‘Free-range’ parents speak out after being cleared in one neglect case

    The Md. family hopes the ruling may ease fears of parents who want to let their children venture outdoors.

    Technology

    What to make of Apple design guru Jony Ive’s surprise promotion

    What to make of Apple design guru Jony Ive’s surprise promotion

    Ive will still steer Apple’s design overall, but he is handing over administrative duties for hardware and software design to two trusted deputies.

    Business

    25 cities to move to if you want good pay and good housing

    25 cities to move to if you want good pay and good housing

    WONKBLOG | These are the cities where you should move if you’re looking for a job.

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