The Pentagon already includes unmanned drone attacks in its arsenal. Next up: housefly-sized surveillance craft, shape-changing 'chemical robots,' and tracking agents sprayed from the sky. What does it mean to have soldiers so far removed from the battlefield?
The White House sees the death of Muammar Qaddafi and the end to US war in Iraq as major successes for the US and, not incidentally, for President Obama. But most Americans are more interested in the economy than foreign policy.
After police kill dozens of lions, tigers, bears, and monkeys released from a private animal park in Ohio, pressure builds to regulate free-wheeling 'exotics' trade in the US. Animal-rights groups say the trade should be banned.
Farmers in states like Alabama that have passed strong anti-illegal immigration laws are fighting back, saying they are losing labor and that US workers are unwilling to take up farm work.
Marco Rubio: did the potential Republican VP candidate lie about his family's Cuban history in order to appeal to his Floridian constituency?
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has all but ignored New Hampshire, focusing on Iowa. As a result, her New Hampshire campaign staff reportedly has quit.
NATO's Libya campaign has been hailed as a model because it spread the financial and military burden and had limited aims. But some aspects of the Libya operation may be unique.
The ACLU says the FBI is guilty of racial profiling when investigating criminal threats. The FBI says it is taking into account the reality of the post-9/11 world.
Iraq withdrawal will occur by the end of this year, President Obama announced Friday. For the 39,000 US troops still in Iraq, withdrawal means most will be home for the holidays.
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was forced to defend comments on abortion that angered conservatives. Now, he's introducing exceptions to his 9-9-9 tax plan. This week, at least, Herman Cain appears to be struggling in the spotlight.
A Senate panel votes to drop a signature provision of No Child Left Behind, the Bush-era education reform. The new law would eliminate the mandate for 'adequate yearly progress.'
NATO is expected to end its military mission in Libya within two weeks following the killing of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi – an event in which NATO reportedly played a key role.
Iraq troop withdrawal: Obama's statement put an end to months of wrangling over whether the U.S. would maintain a force in Iraqbeyond 2011.
Senate Republicans and moderate Democrats blocked the first attempt by to pass a scaled-down version of the $447 billion Obama jobs bill, calling it a 'bailout.'
Steve Jobs, the late CEO of Apple, warned Obama a year ago that reelection was at risk if he did not make his administration more business-friendly, according to reports about the new Jobs biography.
San Francisco earthquake: Thursday night's quake came nearly six hours after a magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit in the same area.
Ohio is one of seven states with no restrictions on exotic pets. There are fresh calls for restrictions on owning exotic animals, but strong opposition too.
San Francisco earthquake strikes again: a second earthquake struck San Francisco just six hours after the first. Both quakes occured almost 22 year to the day after the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989.