Even a deeply partisan Congress rallied quickly around the view that it's time for Julia Person to go. Her responses at a hearing Tuesday failed to convince lawmakers that she was willing to deal with the lapses forthrightly.
Public approval of Republicans fell to historic lows after the 16-day shutdown a year ago today. Yet heading into midterm elections, House Republicans find themselves in their strongest position politically since they took back the House in 2011.
Romney's former running mate say he won't run if the former Massachusetts governor decides for a third try at the White House. Does this mean Ryan suspects Romney might be preparing to get the gang back together for 2016?
The Taliban attacked two Afghan Army buses in the capital today, killing at least seven. On Tuesday, the US and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani agreed to allow US and NATO forces to remain in the country beyond 2014.
Berlin's reluctance to act militarily on moral grounds is well known. But over the past week, a series of investigations and the release of a confidential government report have shown that the German military is in a sorry state.
The pact, along with a similar deal between NATO and Afghanistan, will allow Western troops to stay in Afghanistan past the end of this year. It also means that foreign aid can resume flowing into Afghanistan – a critical need for the country.
Community-focused citizen efforts can be effective ways for people to help each other, from housing the homeless to relieving debt to sharing goods or services.
A greenhouse in the northern Canadian community of Kuujjuaq, Nunavik is providing fresh local produce for residents of the Arctic region for the first time. The greenhouse will help improve local food security by extending the growing season past the summer months.
19-year-old Mercy Sigey has developed a device that notifies park officials when poachers cross into animal reserves.