Medal of Honor was presented to Sergeant 1st Class Leroy Petry by President Obama Tuesday, which also was the Medal of Honor's 149th birthday.
The use of informants and sting operations has become a major tool in the fight against domestic terrorism, illustrated in the arrest of two men charged with plotting an attack on a military facility.
Readers write in with reflections on the Monitor's commentary series 'Peace Within Reach' about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A flag is tethered to the WWII infantryman sculpture following the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden at the Veterans Memorial on May 2, on the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage, Alaska.
Readers write in about issues of food safety, Britain's budget cuts, and help for Pakistan's landless poor.
What is it about animals and pumpkins? They seem to like them, and we like looking at them. Newt, a Rodriguez fruit bat, climbs on a pumpkin at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill.
In two cases, federal judges have ruled against the 'don't ask, don't tell' law banning openly gay men and women from serving in the US military. Most Americans favor repeal of the law, but it's a tough fight in Congress.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, left, (D) of California and Republican candidate for Senate Carly Fiorina debate on the campus of Saint Mary's College, on Sept. 1, in Moraga, California.
Stocks on the Dow average drop for the seventh day in a row as professional and individual investors pull back from risk.
Initial unemployment claims and an ADP report suggest that the US is creating jobs at a slowing pace.