David Norquist, the Defense Department's comptroller, also now will perform the duties of deputy secretary of defense, Patrick Shanahan announced Wednesday – his first full working day as acting defense secretary.
Tens of thousands of U.S. immigration officers and agents are showing up for work each day to guard the Mexico border; due to the the current government shutdown, none of them are getting paid.
News operations are returning to normal, but significant questions remain about a cyberattack that disrupted computer systems for a host of publications around the country and hampered newspaper deliveries over the weekend.
The meeting between Democratic and Republican brass will be the first since Trump's heated Oval Office parley with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and presumptive House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) last month.
Notorious hacking group The Dark Overlord is threatening to leak documents relating to the 9/11 attacks, capitalizing on various conspiracy theories unless its ransom demands are met.
Police continued their intensive search Monday for the 29-year-old suspected of opening fire at a Tennessee Waffle House and killing four people one day earlier.
A possible solution to prevent drones and planes from meeting by accident is geofencing. Geofencing, essentially an invisible barrier that tells compliant drones to stay away from a particular area, has been set up in drone “no-fly zones”.
If the future of U.S.-Russian relations is daunting, however, it is hardly terra incognita, not least because the United States now possesses nearly two decades of experience in dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the "Putinist" system, and the foreign policy he has constructed.