Gen. Duncan McNabb, head of the US Transportation Command, is in the thick of deciding how to get 30,000 additional US troops to Afghanistan, per President Obama’s order. It won’t be easy.
Attorneys in Alabama convince a judge to delay the trial of civil case so fans of Crimson Tide football can attend the BCS National Championship Game in California.
Only 12 times in weather-recording history have winter storms brought a white Christmas to Washington.
Democratic leaders in the Senate plan to vote on final passage of the healthcare reform bill on Christmas Eve.
A new report finds a close match between individual happiness and objective quality-of-life measures such as climate, air quality, and schools. But others say happiness is more nearly tied to family, friends, and religion.
Citigroup is holding off on foreclosures and evictions for 4,000 homeowners. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expected to make a similar announcement, and other financial institutions are expected to follow suit.
Iraqi insurgents reportedly used $26 SkyGrabber software to tap into video feeds from US drones in the region. It's the latest sign of the speed at which insurgents are adapting to US military and technological advances.
US shoppers are less far along in their Christmas shopping this season than in recent years, a new survey shows. That could mean consumers are waiting for last-minute discounts – or just scaling back overall.
A Department of Veterans Affairs study reports a three-fold increase in depression and post-traumatic stress after repeat combat duty, raising questions about the Pentagon’s ability to keep soldiers with combat-related psychological problems away from the front.
President Obama has made a priority of tackling the US unemployment rate – now about 10 percent. But a new jobs program would add more to the soaring federal deficit.
Marines will launch a major offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan's district of Marjeh. It could be similar to the battles of Fallujah in Iraq in 2004.
White House officials responded forcefully Thursday to former Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean’s call to defeat healthcare reform bill.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford faces censure, not impeachment, after his summertime disappearance to consort with his mistress. Some lawmakers are having a hard time becoming reconciled to that outcome.
Vice President Biden goes to Georgia Thursday to announce $182 million in stimulus grants for increasing broadband access to homes and businesses in 17 states. A total of $2.5 billion of stimulus money has been set aside for broadband projects.
Sen. Joe Lieberman is refusing to vote for a healthcare public option – even though the Connecticut Legislature passed comprehensive healthcare reform this year. But poll data suggest the Nutmeg State won't abandon Lieberman.
The jobs bill would provide funding for job training and transportation projects. The Senate has yet to vote on the legislation.
The Federal Trade Commission's new antitrust lawsuit against Intel is an indication that the Obama administration will be more aggressive than the Bush regime was in regulating companies that dominate their industry.
Pakistan has refused to extend the visas of at least 135 US government or military personnel, a senior US embassy official says. It is forcing the US to begin shutting down aid programs designed to help Pakistan.
A panel of lawmakers voted to rebuke South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford for disgracing the office, but stopped short of impeachment. Sanford says he won’t resign, vowing to fill out his term through 2010.
The spat between California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin over the Copenhagen climate talks highlights the GOP's divided views on global warming.