US envoy Mitchell was in Egypt Thursday, and arrives in Damascus Friday. Syrians hope for a new rapprochement under an Obama administration.
The industry's influence staved off major regulations for nearly a half century. Thursday's vote changes that.
Under legislation passed by the Senate Thursday, the FDA is likely to require warnings on the packs that take up much more space.
His Cairo speech, combined with other early decisions, may have influenced Lebanon's election Sunday – and could have an impact on Iran's presidential vote Friday.
Did alleged attacker Abdulhakid Mujahid Mohammed act on his own, or was he a trained jihadist?
The US moves toward sending the Chinese Muslims to Palau, a remote Pacific island. But some experts say that would be a mistake.
The Chinese Muslims, deemed no threat to the US, were released for resettlement and arrived Thursday.
The man charged with murder in the Holocaust Museum shooting gave clear clues about his hatred of Jews on the Web. But it's hard for law enforcement to filter anger from murderous intent.
The attack, which killed one, is the third fatal shooting by an extremist in 10 days.