When spies become news – as they did this week with the swap of US and Russian spies – there is often a disparity between real-life espionage and the images spun by popular film and fiction.
State governors are entering a weekend of talks in Boston about policy matters. Here are four indicators of the 'state of the states.'
President Obama has pledged to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bars the federal government from recognizing gay marriage. But his Justice Department is defending the law’s constitutionality in court.
LeBron James can never run for Senate in Ohio after Thursday's announcement that he's heading for Miami.
A third vessel for oil collection is set to come on line, and the containment cap is to be replaced. Forecasted calm sea winds in the Gulf oil spill area make this weekend advantageous for the operations.
Overlooked in the buzz over the NBA star's decision to exit Cleveland, and milk the announcement for prime-time ad dollars, is this news: LeBron James arranged to have all 'The Decision' proceeds donated to charity.
LeBron James is moving to the Miami Heat to join best courtside buds Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Currently, the league has no mechanism to address what some critics call player collusion.
Protests erupted in Oakland overnight after the Johannes Mehserle trial ended Thursday with a conviction for the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter. But legal experts call the outcome of the transit police officer's trial fair.
The number of inmates in state prisons declined in 2009 after a long upswing. Efforts to control skyrocketing corrections budgets are a key reason.
A deepwater drilling moratorium, issued in May and struck down as too broad June 22, was not reinstated Thursday by a federal appeals panel, but drilling is unlikely to resume any time soon.
Judging from a CIA manual on deep-cover operations, Moscow may have made some mistakes in how it managed the alleged Russian spies. Ten suspects were returned to Russia Friday.
Many of the Russian spies were in prison garb. They were seated where a jury would normally sit, and their lawyers were crammed into the space in front of the judge.
'Grim Sleeper' serial killer case was broken when authorities used DNA taken from the suspect's family members. Is it a breakthrough in police science or an invasion of privacy?
Gen. James Mattis is the Pentagon's pick to replace Gen. David Petraeus as head of US Central Command, the area of responsibility that includes Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran.
Prosecutors in former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 'pay-to-play' trial say US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D) of Illinois was directly involved in a potential $1 million offer to win a US Senate seat.
Between them, Obama and Biden are visiting Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, and California in support of Democratic candidates Thursday and Friday.
Emmy Award nominations released Thursday tapped Conan O'Brien's short-lived stint on NBC's Tonight Show, as well as a handful of shows from non-broadcast networks.
LeBron James can send shivers through the stock market and destroy Cleveland singlehandedly, it would seem. With his ESPN special Thursday, LeBron James is now taking athlete worship to a new level.
The Obama administration will argue its case on deepwater drilling Thursday. The government issued the moratorium in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, but a judge blocked it last month.
Quick resolution of the Russia spies case indicates that US-Russia negotiations over the matter have been fairly amicable. During the cold war, spy swaps occurred only after convictions and prison time.