New York has seen seven major terror trials in the past, the most of any city in America. But residents – both ordinary citizens and elected officials – appear to be split over the decision to try the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks in the city.
The Senate Homeland Security Committee hearings into whether the Army missed warning signs about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan could lead to finger-pointing about Fort Hood shooting and political battles over Obama’s terrorism policy.
Monday's thwarted pirate attack on the Maersk Alabama was the first time a large cargo ship with an armed security team were able to repel an attack, according to US Navy commanders.
A new program announced Wednesday, seeks to stem youth violence in Chicago schools by reaching out to students through sports and counseling. It hopes to become a national model.
Army Corps' 'myopic' maintenance of a shipping channel led to levee failure, much Katrina damage, US court judge rules. Appeal is expected.
Worst flight delays on Thursday morning came in Atlanta, Washington, and New York area. FAA grapples, again, with flight-plan computer glitch.
President Obama wants to offer states some $1 billion a year to help them improve preschool and early education programs for at-risk children.
Majority leader Harry Reid unveiled the Senate's healthcare reform bill Wednesday. Now Reid must cobble together 60 senators to avoid a Republican filibuster.
US 'is committed to doing more' to help expedite flow of bank loans to America's small businesses, Treasury Secretary Geithner pledged Wednesday.
A Tea Party protest against immigration reform in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Saturday descended into fisticuffs, showing the tensions between America’s political extremes.
First elected to Congress in 1952, Sen. Robert Byrd has an encyclopedic knowledge of Senate rules and legislative history dating back to Roman times. On Wednesday, he became the longest-serving member of Congress.
With the economy still in rough shape, calls mount for extra infusions of federal money. But critics say the first stimulus hasn't created the jobs it was supposed to.
Two moderate Senate Democrats are signaling that they will not support the stringent anti-abortion measures that made it into the House healthcare reform bill as the so-called Stupak amendment.
Sarah Palin's new book, "Going Rogue," will be a huge seller, but sadly President Obama has no plans to read it.
US warns of 'unilateral' actions by either side: Palestinians declaring an independent Palestine or Israel expanding Jewish settlements in Jerusalem.
The White House criticized Israel's decision to expand the Gilo settlement in East Jerusalem Tuesday. New settlement activity on West Bank land annexed to Jerusalem harms Middle East peace efforts, a spokesman said.
US Army is short on mental health professionals as it tries to stem rising number of Army suicides.
New details suggest the alleged Fort Hood shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, was a misfit who was self-radicalized. The Army is looking into how red flags raised by his earlier behavior were missed.
California Attorney General Jerry Brown's spokesman secretly recorded conversations with reporters. Under pressure from GOP rivals for governor, Brown now says he'll investigate.
With her book, 'Going Rogue,' released today, Sarah Palin is red meat to the far right. But Palin's poll numbers have slid significantly since she quit as Alaska governor.