Senate confirmation of President Obama's nominee for head of the Transportation Security Administration was delayed by Republican Sen. Jim DeMint over unionization concerns. Experts say confirmation is urgent, but any blame for the attack on the agency is misplaced.
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum – a Republican running for governor – says a federal healthcare bill that forces everyone to buy health insurance or pay a penalty could be unconstitutional. If it passes, he is considering a legal challenge.
Airport security measures change in response to every plot, and the Christmas Day terrorist attack is no different. But use of screening technologies hasn't kept up with new terrorist methods.
The stock market will close 2009 with some momentum. But will it be able to carry that growth through 2010?
Advertising will encourage you to stay on web pages longer and could soon bring the technology from 'Minority Report' to your cell phone. And you can buy stuff for your online self, too.
Surveys released Thursday suggest American consumer confidence is up, fueled by improved home prices and jobs data. But some headwinds to recovery remain.
Economic recovery in 2010 is likely to fall short on job growth. But higher jobless figures might not be a bad thing – if it signals people are looking for jobs again.
Terrorism on 9/11 permanently altered how passengers respond to airline hijackings, rewriting the conventional wisdom that the best way for passengers to stay safe is to stay quiet.
Mark Zandi, chief economist and cofounder of Economy.com, says the chances of a second recession are low. But should one occur, it would be even more difficult for the US to rebound again.
Online posts by 'Farouk1986,' thought to be the Christmas Day bombing suspect, suggest a student preoccupied by university admissions and English soccer clubs, but who was also apparently lonely and conflicted.
Congress is gearing up to look into why the security changes made after 9/11 didn't prevent the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack on an airline landing in Detroit.
Some of the security measures in the wake of the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack on a Detroit-bound international flight are already being eased.
In both cases, passengers and crew subdued the alleged bomber before the explosive material could fully ignite. In the Detroit attack, passengers heard popping noises and saw suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's pants on fire when they intervened, according to court documents.
In a recent survey, Americans said slashing money for space exploration would help balance the federal budget. But the bulk of tax dollars go to other programs.
The father of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab says he told US officials months ago that his son might be a terrorist threat. Some lawmakers say the Obama administration missed the warning signs – just as it did before the Fort Hood attack.
From 9/11 to the Christmas Day attack on Northwest Flight 253 over Detroit, terrorists have changed their tactics to get around airport security.
Last-minute Christmas shoppers packed stores Thursday. Surveys suggest the procrastinators are more likely to be men – and evolution may offer an explanation.
Senate confirms Rajiv Shah, a food security expert, to head USAID, a key development agency. One task: help devise a strategy for infusion of new foreign aid to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Yemen’s air strike on Al Qaeda Thursday reportedly targeted Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical cleric linked to the Fort Hood shooter. If true, it could alter Americans' understanding of the Fort Hood rampage.
Cold temperatures have boosted demand for home heating oil. Higher oil prices pose another challenge for the American consumer.