IAEA assessment due next week is said to conclude that Iran nuclear activities point to weapon development. But it may be difficult to tell whether such activities are ongoing.
The poverty line – the official US calculus of who qualifies as poor – is set to get an update. The revised formula will count government aid and cost of living in different place, among other changes.
A new NRA-backed law will make it virtually impossible to get private weapons out of the hands of some potentially suicidal soldiers, Army officials say. The NRA says the guns aren't the problem.
After decades of inactivity, the US Supreme Court in 2008 began a major reexamination of the scope of the right to keep and bear arms, an issue that has long ignited passionate debate and prompted powerful political lobbying. How well do you understand this constitutional evolution? Take our quiz to test your knowledge.
A new poll shows Herman Cain neck and neck with Mitt Romney, even after sexual harassment allegations surfaced against Cain. But is he out of the woods yet?
Gabrielle Giffords: 'I will get stronger. I will return.' Giffords stunned colleagues by appearing on the House floor in Washington on Aug. 1 to vote for the debt ceiling deal, but she has focused most of her time on her recovery at TIRR Memorial Hermann, a rehabilitation center in Houston.
As urgency rises over need to halt the migration of invasive Asian carp into the Great Lakes, a new solution comes forward: Eat them. Asian carp could anchor a lucrative fishing industry, some officials and biologists suggest.
Massachusetts resident Rezwan Ferdaus, charged with bomb attempts against US buildings via model plane, returns to court Friday. He fits the bill for a typical Al Qaeda recruit, terrorism experts say.
Daylight Saving Time: That's right, Saturday night the clocks are turned back in most of the country.
Occupy Wall Street clash has happened in Oakland as well as Denver, with arrests and violence, which has heightened scrutiny of police tactics. Experts give a report card on how police have handled Occupy protests.
How did a fatal level of the anesthetic propofol end up in Michael Jackson's blood? That's a key question as the jury in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray begins deliberations Friday.
President Obama was a celebrity at the G20 in 2009. This time, ruffled by Congress and the economy, he's lying low. To some experts, that raises concerns about US economic leadership.
A new poll shows Herman Cain with continuing strong support among Republicans. But a woman who claims she was sexually harassed is trying to release a written statement about Herman Cain's alleged actions.
Occupy Oakland protests failed to kindle national strikes, instead descending into violence. Oakland will be hard-pressed to achieve its goals, but the Internet could help.
The latest rumor in Congress is that the massive $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts – designed to take effect if the deficit super committee fails to come up with its own plan – might never happen.
China, in particular, was fingered for massive ongoing cyberespionage against US companies in an alleged effort to gather the technological insights needed to make its economy more competitive.
A wide majority of Americans support 'a good, hard spanking' as discipline, one study says. But the video of a Texas judge lashing his daughter with a belt is a rare, raw view of what corporal punishment really looks like – and could affect already-changing attitudes.
Herman Cain appears to think he can wait out the current storm over allegations of sexual harassment, just as candidate Bill Clinton did. But Herman Cain is not Bill Clinton.
Republican activists demand an end to what they say is a smear campaign, directed, they say, by somebody against Texas Gov. Rick Perry over the YouTube video clips of a speech he gave in N.H.
Herman Cain's campaign manager Mark Block says the Cain campaign doesn't want the women – who alleged sexual harassment – to be allowed to speak.