Jesse Nieto's son was killed in the terrorist attack. Mr. Nieto, a civilian employee at a Marine base, was ordered to remove anti-Islamic decals from his car, but a federal judge ruled in his favor.
Rescue efforts were focused on drilling holes into the coal mine in Montcoal, West Virginia, to vent toxic gas. But Wednesday evening, the situation was still too dangerous to send in a team.
Well, there was a new element. Element 117, the last holdout in the last row of the periodic table, existed briefly in a Russian atom smasher. It's the fifth new element discovered this decade.
US use of Manas air base in Kyrgyzstan is vital to logistics for the Afghanistan war. But protests in the country Wednesday have raised questions about what might happen next.
Mining companies have been slow to adopt new safety requirements. Critics say the West Virginia disaster shows that Congress needs to step in. The industry says it needs clearer guidance.
Anwar al-Awlaki is an American hiding in Yemen. Tied to the Fort Hood shooting and Christmas Day bomber, he is thought to be plotting attacks on the US. In fighting the war on terror, the Obama administration has put him on the kill-or-capture list.
WikiLeaks posted a video Monday that shows two Iraqi journalists killed in a US attack. US Central Command has released its own probe, saying war crimes were not committed.
Statistically, women are far less violent than men. But the case of Jihad Jane's alleged conspirator, Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, and the resurgence of the black widows in Chechnya suggest that when it comes to terrorism, men and women have much in common.
The Virginia governor, Bob McDonnell, is reinstating Confederate History Month. But that brings back ideas and symbols of the Old South that are offensive to many Americans – including many Southerners.
A new study of youths who aged out of the foster care system shows 60 percent of the men had been convicted of a crime and 75 percent of the women had received public assistance. Unemployment and homelessness are high, indicating more support is needed, the study finds.
The loss of the radar antenna will make it harder for Discovery both to dock with the International Space Station and to determine whether the space shuttle's heat tiles are damaged.
Charles Alan Wilson of Selah, Wash., allegedly made phone calls threatening to kill Sen. Patty Murray because she supported the new healthcare reform law. He was arrested Tuesday.
Meg Whitman has announced she's contributing another $20 million to her gubernatorial campaign. The California governor's race could become the priciest gubernatorial election in US history.
The Pentagon's 'Nuclear Posture Review' narrows the list of potential targets, reflecting new threats like global terrorism. But Obama reserves the US right to strike first with nuclear weapons.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was already the graybeard of the NFL. Now, his daughter Brittany Favre has given birth to a son, making him the league's only grandpa.
The Upper Big Branch mine, where the West Virginia mine explosion occurred Monday, had about 500 violations issued against it last year. The mine is owned by Massey Energy.
A 2008 report by the US Army suggests that WikiLeaks, which on Monday published a video that shows US forces apparently killing two Iraqi journalists, could be a threat to national security. The website has released sensitive information in the past, the report notes.
The UConn Huskies women's basketball team will seek its record-setting second straight undefeated season and 78th consecutive win in the championship game against Stanford tonight. Only the UCLA men's basketball team ever won more consecutive games – 88, from 1971 to 1974.
The health care reform bill received no support from the Republican party, and faces a battle for its life if the GOP gains a majority after the 2010 election.
The grasshopper is expected to swarm Western states this summer in record numbers, gobbling up grasslands and costing ranchers millions of dollars.