But officials assert that Abdulmutallab would not have been flagged because he was not already identified in key intelligence and law enforcement databases.
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Navy official says he doesn't know how much more improved ship maintenance will cost, but has ordered his command to cut expense everywhere it can.
Observers say political objections could make reforms difficult.
Lawmakers want Obama to grant illegal Haitian immigrants temporary refuge through a controversial emergency program.
House panels will investigate systemic and human errors involved in Dec. 25 failed attempt to blow up a Northwest flight.
Virginia Republican says defense budgets have not been adequate to meet the needs of the Navy and Marine Corps.
President Obama promises massive, multiagency relief effort in Haiti.
From retirements to party defections, the bad news for Democrats keeps coming.
Lawmakers will focus on how the two bills will pay for reform costs.
Five key leadership positions remain vacant despite several outbreaks of food-borne illness in 2009.