A yet-to-be-released Pentagon document on cyberwar reportedly lays out when the US would respond with conventional force to a cyberattack: when infrastructure or military readiness is damaged.
The Illinois Legislature has passed a bill to dramatically expand gambling in the state in a bid to help close a $15 billion budget deficit. But the bill still needs a wary governor's signature.
Two Iraqi refugees who came to the US in 2009 have been charged with plotting to send Stinger missiles to Al Qaeda in Iraq.
The resignation of Ohio State coach Jim Tressel holds lessons for the university, college football programs elsewhere, and the NCAA, say sports analysts. But few expect rule-breaking to abate.
Afghan leader Hamid Karzai issues another ultimatum over deadly air strikes. But a shift in NATO strategy might result in even more civilian casualties.
The US House is to vote Tuesday on a bill that would raise the nation’s debt ceiling. But Republicans will oppose it in block, and many Democrats may cast 'no' ballots as well.
The Atlanta Thrashers have been sold to a business group that intends to move the team to Winnipeg next season. The looming question is whether the move will set off a chain reaction.
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft is entitled to qualified immunity and cannot be sued by an American Muslim detained under harsh conditions in 2003, the US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Since the Joplin tornado, nearly 5,000 people have signed up for housing help. FEMA is involved, and Home Depot has set up a makeshift lumberyard that's seeing brisk business.
The Dallas Mavericks face the Miami Heat Tuesday night at Miami's American Airlines Arena in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The game will be televised, starting at 9 p.m., Eastern time, on ABC.
As the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks commence their best-of-seven championship series, here’s your opportunity to step up and test what you know about the two teams.
"Follow your bliss." "You can be whatever you want to be." "Never give up." Google reveals those three platitudes to be the ones most often spoken at commencements, according to Richard Stengel, managing editor of Time magazine. Many speakers, however – including Mr. Stengel – offered more insightful advice to college graduates this spring. Here are the Monitor's hand-picked highlights from the 2011 season.
Americans relaxed at the end of a three-day weekend marking Memorial Day. But millions of them also paused to remember and to honor those who’d lost their lives in military service.
President Obama has named Army Gen. Martin Dempsey to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. Dempsey joins a reorganized national security team facing many challenges.
The president attended the memorial after touring the scene of last week's tornado, which killed at least 120 people in Missouri.
The president walked through a destroyed neighborhood before attending a memorial service for those killed in Missouri's deadly tornados.
In a highly unusual step, Navy Cmdr. Dave Koss was removed as commander of the Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team. Flying with the Blue Angels and the Air Force Thunderbirds is highly demanding, and there have been accidents over the years.
After six days overseas focusing on foreign policy, President Obama returns home Saturday evening and turns to domestic issues starting Sunday with a quick trip to Joplin, Missouri, to meet with those affected by last week’s major tornado.
The brutal beating of a Giants fan at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day shook the entire city and led to a wave of cooperation with the LAPD – and renewed appreciation for its hard work.