The US is tracking the cargo carrier as it moves through the Pacific, but the interdiction called for by the UN will prove tricky.
Experts say changing geographic and demographic trends are further endangering an already-beleaguered Republican party.
'Dear Leader' Kim Jong Il has reportedly tapped his youngest son as his successor.
June's pullback is part of the phased withdrawal of US forces. Will it jeopardize hard-won security gains?
The former vice president is charging hard in defense of Bush-era antiterror policies, but some party analysts say other Republican voices need to emerge.
Younger students have made some encouraging gains in math, but the lack of improvement among older students raises questions about recent education reforms.
The improved earnings reports of recent days are welcome news, but a rising tide of loan losses still threaten the industry.
Lawmakers and others who were against the Iraq war generally support the president. But they worry about another 'quagmire.'