As senior US officials head to a major meeting on Afghanistan this coming week, underlying their talks will be a simple question: what can Washington hope to accomplish there with fewer troops, less money, and less time?
Sen. John McCain said Sunday that neither President Obama nor Republicans have convinced Hispanic voters that they are on their side – a warning to the GOP primary candidates who have mostly embraced a hard line on immigration,
Mitt Romney has taken off the gloves when it comes to his latest GOP challenger, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Santa Ana winds left a path of destruction through California, Utah, Nevada, Colorado and other Western states. More Santa Ana winds are expected Friday.
Mindy McCready has refused to return her child to Florida despite a judge's ruling to do so. McCready says the child has suffered abuse by his guardian there.
Action Comics 1: It's the first time a comic book has broken the $2 million barrier. The issue was published in 1938 and cost just 10 cents.
Rod Blagojevich: In arguing for a sentence that would be one of the longest for corruption in Illinois' sordid political history, prosecutors said Blagojevich — convicted, among other things, of trying to sell or trade the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama — deserved more than two other figures now in prison.
Gingrich, former House speaker, is striving for a remarkable comeback with the smallest staff and the fewest precinct-level campaign backers of the seven candidates competing in the Jan. 3 presidential caucuses that kick off voting in the fight for the GOP nomination.
Mitt Romney is launching new TV ads in Iowa Friday. But so far Mitt Romney's campaign ads have not been very good, says DCDecoder.
Arsenic levels allowed in apple juice may be too high, but even the consumer groups that are most concerned can't agree on the right levels.
Rockefeller Center hosted its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony with special performances from Justin Bieber, Tony Bennett, and others.
Herman Cain: Publicly, there were no signs that the former pizza company executive was calling it quits in his campaign for the presidential nomination.
John Hinckley was insane when he shot and wounded Reagan outside a Washington hotel in 1981 a jury ruled, but doctors have said his mental illness is in remission.
Bobby Valentine will likely be the next manager of the Boston Red Sox. An announcement about Valentine is expected Thursday.
The first lawsuit alleging sexual abuse against a child by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been filed in a Pennsylvania court.
Occupy LA protestors were arrested Wednesday, and their camp dismantled. Occupy Philadelphia was also peacefully shut down. Will Occupy Boston follow LA and Philly?
Barney Frank will not seek re-election in 2012, but will there be enough Democratic fire power left in Massachusetts after he's gone?
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez: An initial 50-minute evaluation by a court-appointed psychiatrist found that Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez is competent to understand the proceedings against him and to help with his defense, according to the prosecutors' motion.
Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boeheim has received a vote of confidence from the university's chancellor, after the school fired Boeheim's assistant amid child sex abuse allegations.
Ndamukong Suh will sit out the next two games for stomping on the arm of a Green Bay Packers lineman last Thursday. The Detroit Lions defensive tackle met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about player conduct earlier this fall.