Mr. Lucas lied his way into the military at 14 to serve in World War II and became the youngest marine ever to receive the Medal of Honor.
Hillary Rodham Clinton and likely Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama met privately Thursday night to talk about uniting the Democratic Party.
“Senator Clinton and Senator Obama met tonight and had a productive discussion about the important work that needs to be done to succeed in November,” their campaigns said in joint statement.
The military intercepted a ballistic missile in the first such sea-based test since a Navy cruiser shot down an errant satellite this year. The military fired the target, a Scud-like missile with a range of a few hundred miles, from a decommissioned amphibious assault ship near Kauai.
Senator Robert C. Byrd, left, Democrat of West Virginia, was released from the hospital after being treated for a mild infection. Mr. Byrd, 90, was admitted Monday night after he began feeling ill at home. He had cast a vote on the Senate floor that day and started running a fever and feeling lethargic.
The evidence bears on accusations by a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, that he was tortured during interrogation in Morocco.