Balloon boy charges will be filed soon, according to Colorado officials. Richard Heene, the father of the balloon boy, will be charged with at least a count of falsifying a report.
A secret nuclear site. ‘Project 110.’ Offers to ship fuel abroad. Part of Iran’s quest to be regional power?
The spate of attacks by the Taliban in Pakistan is likely to factor into President Obama's ongoing review of Afghanistan policy. The attacks highlight the regional nature of the Taliban insurgency.
A federal judge is expected to rule soon on whether the FDA has the authority to regulate electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, which contain nicotine but not tobacco.
Oil companies are eyeing Alaska's largely untapped outer continental shelf. Critics say that's another Exxon Valdez waiting to happen.
Promoting volunteerism has been one of the most bipartisan causes of US presidents since Bush’s inaugural speech in 1989. The Obama administration has requested for 2010 a budget of $1.1 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Although one key committee bill excludes it, a public option is favored by most Democratic senators - not to mention the House, where support among majority Dems is strong.
All but one state (Vermont) saw tax collections and other funds fall for the second quarter in a row. Over the past year, they’ve lost more than they got in federal stimulus money.
Elected officials seem eager to raise Social Security payments for seniors, even though inflation has been flat. It could lead to larger costs in the future, some analysts warn.
Gallup poll shows Sarah Palin drops a little, from 42 to 40 percent, in favorability rating. John Edwards, though, tanks.
So far, the former Soviet state has cooperated with the US on nuclear issues. But a new report suggests that Kazakhstan might be looking to do business with other, less responsible regimes, too.
Extra $7.5 billion in US aid will go for Pakistan's economic support, not new military help.
Afghanistan's Bagram is becoming the new Guantánamo, one legal scholar said at a gathering of the American Constitution Society.
California's first lady was filmed thrice talking on a handheld phone while driving. State highway patrol's cellphone citations are up from last year.
The National Guard deployed helicopters and Denver airport delayed flights thinking Falcon Heene was in a runaway balloon. He was safe at home the whole time, but many questions remain unanswered.
On Friday, sheriff stood by the Heenes' story that there is no boy in balloon hoax. But he'll reinterview them.