Articles by Katii Sheffield

Benghazi files to be released to Senate

Last Sept. 11, a heavily armed group attacked an American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were killed in the attack, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. Since then, there has been much controversy on the attack. Sen. John McCain has several times claimed a massive cover-up on the Benghazi attack. Lawmakers have…

Remembering NYC Mayor Ed Koch: 1924-2013

Edward “Ed” Koch, former three-term mayor of New York City, passed away at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at approximately 2 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 1, at the age of 88. Koch was best remembered for his time as mayor during one the most turbulent times in the city’s history, as well as being credited with restoring…

Military to allow women in combat

In a landmark decision announced Thursday, Jan. 24, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta signed a memo lifting the military’s previous 1994 ban on women serving in combat. The Pentagon’s 1994 rule excluded women from units whose primary mission is to participate in direct combat on the ground.  This memo does not address which military occupation…