New Mexico fires, having blazed through 61,000 acres in three days, now approach Los Alamos. Residents have evacuated and the fireproofed buildings of the National Laboratories are about to be put to their second test in 11 years.
China soundly rejected a US Senate resolution criticizing its actions in the South China Sea and calling for multilateral negotiations, saying the regional dispute is not a matter for the US.
Rep. Michele Bachmann announced her presidential candidacy Monday, saying she is a 'bold choice.' Can she win the Iowa caucuses? And can she broaden her appeal beyond the tea party?
Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected in Sunday's deadly attacks on beer gardens, the latest since the inauguration of a Christian president May 29.
Internet security: A member of hacker group LulzSec that has harassed Sony and other entertainment companies says it's disbanding because members are bored. Copycat groups may continue challenging Internet security.
Michele Bachmann won neck-and-neck status with presumed front-runner Mitt Romney in the first Des Moines Register Iowa Poll. But with a serious candidacy come tough questions about her record and political assertions.
Saturday's radio addresses by President Obama and a Republican lawmaker preview the challenge the White House faces next week in restarting stalled talks over raising the debt ceiling and averting a government shutdown.
New York has legalized gay marriage after a week of delays. Celebrations erupted and the Empire State building was lit up in rainbow pride colors.
Kwame Kilpatrick was released from prison on parole on Friday, but now has to prepare for a federal corruption trial that could send him back to prison for years.