The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."
The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama referenced a little-remembered, WWII-era federal child care program, holding it up as an example he hopes to emulate with expanded federal subsidies.
Bill Belichick says that after an exhaustive investigation he determined that temperature differences between the locker room and the field inadvertently caused the discrepancies.
The unconfirmed video was released after a deadline to pay a $200 million ransom for the lives of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yakawa passed. It appears to change the Islamic State kidnappers' demands.
Republican presidential contenders have converged in Des Moines for the Iowa Freedom Summit, an event hosted by conservative lightning rod Steve King.
Pete Sokolow has been called irascible and a tough-as-nails teacher. He's also one of the last living links to klezmer's immigrant pioneers and to a new generation of musicians, he's invaluable.
The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app.
A handful U.S. craft brewers are reviving an age-old way of making beer that was practically unthinkable a decade ago. Welcome to the wacky world of Brett, a local yeast that can impart funky flavors.
The royal family carried out the transition to a new monarch without a hitch. Still, the region is facing unprecedented turmoil and King Salman assumes the monarchy with several major challenges.