US military claims progress in sexual assault scourge

The Pentagon said today a concerted campaign in the US military to persuade more victims of sexual assault to come forward was beginning to show progress, as the number of reported cases jumped 50 per cent last year.

US senator rejects `sucks` as online neighbourhood

A high-ranking US senator has urged Internet regulators to pull the plug on a proposed online neighbourhood for website addresses ending in ".Sucks."

CIA chief denies agency hacked US Senate staff computers

Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan on Tuesday denied allegations the CIA had illegally hacked computers used by US Senate staff members.

CIA improperly searched computer network: Senator

The head of the US Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday the CIA improperly searched a computer network established for lawmakers.

Reconsider Iraq Apache sale over reported Iran arms deal: US senator

US Senator John McCain said on Tuesday a proposed agreement to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq should be reconsidered because of a report that Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million.

Senate plan to change U.S. military sex assault rules still short on votes

The senator leading a push to overhaul how the US military handles sexual assault complaints made an urgent appeal on Thursday for more support.

CIA misled Congress on missing American: Senator

A senior US senator suggested today that the CIA has not been forthcoming with Congress on details about an American who disappeared while on a secret intelligence mission to Iran.

US state senator stabbed, his son dies in home

Police say a Virginia state senator and former gubernatorial candidate was stabbed multiple times at his home and his son died there from a gunshot wound.

US Senator asks India to stop oil imports from Iran

An influential American Senator on Friday asked India to stop import of oil from Iran, as the Obama Administration defended its decision to grant a sanctions waiver to New Delhi.

‘Drone battles over America possible in future’

A US lawmaker has warned that as the global drone boom unfolds in the next few years America could eventually see science-fiction style warfare in skies.

Poisonous ricin found in letter to US senator`s office

US authorities intercepted a letter that contained the deadly poison ricin and was bound for Senator Roger Wicker`s office, officials said on Tuesday.

Draft of immigration bill could be out next week: US Senator

The draft of a much-awaited comprehensive immigration bill in the US could be out as early as next week, a Senator involved in the process said on Sunday.

Key US senator sees deal this week on immigration

Negotiators warned of struggles ahead, but all involved are optimistic that it`s time to make the biggest changes to the nation`s immigration laws in more than a quarter-century.

White House providing drone memos: US senator

The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says the White House is providing the panel with all of the top-secret Justice Department memos that justify the use of lethal drone strikes against terror suspects.

US senator says same sex couples should get benefits

The head of the Senate Judiciary Committee wants the government to start affording same sex, married couples the same immigration benefits that heterosexual couples now enjoy.

US Senator calls for stronger ties with India

A top American senator has said its vital for Washington to remain committed in strategic partnership with New Delhi.

Second longest serving US senator Daniel Inouye dies

Daniel Inouye, the second longest serving senator in the US history and a member of the Senate India Caucus, has died of respiratory complications.

`No national security breach in Petraeus matter`

There has been no national security breach in the issue that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, a top US Senator said.

Democrat woman becomes first openly gay US senator

Tammy Baldwin became the first openly gay senator in the US history when she defeated former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson.

Terror groups maintain strong presence in Pak: US Senator

Even after Osama bin Laden, terrorist groups maintain a strong presence in Pakistan, a top US Senator said on Tuesday.