Thousands attended the formal dedication Sunday of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. It was an emotional day for those, including President Obama, who came to honor the slain civil rights leader. Obama said the slain civil...
Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday in a fiery 15-car wreck at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when his car flew over another on Lap 13 and smashed into the wall just outside turn 2.
Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir, the alleged target of the Iranian plot, told U.S. officials in 2008 the king wanted the U.S. to attack Iran, and "cut off the head of the snake." From Tehran that could have been interpreted as targeting...
An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll out this week puts a new name at the top of the race for the Republican presidential nomination: Herman Cain. The poll shows the former head of Godfather's Pizza is at 27 percent, with former Massachusetts Gov...
So far the 2012 presidential election is seemingly one endless night of bingeing and purging. One candidate sells like hotcakes for a while, then goes cold as a freezer-burned waffle. What's the deal with the electoral mood swings?
Steve Bartman deflected a foul ball during a playoff game in 2003. The Chicago Cubs went on to lose that game, and Bartman's fellow fans vilified him. A new documentary asks whether Bartman can forgive those fans for making him a scapegoat.
He got national attention for predicting the world would end last May. Then Harold Camping recalculated. And now he's making it sound like it will happen on Oct. 21 with a whimper, not a bang.
Militants tried to blast their way into an American base on Saturday, striking before dawn with rocket-propelled grenades and a vehicle packed with explosives. The attackers failed to breach the gate of the base in Panjshir province's Rakha...
This week, a Syrian-American was indicted in the U.S. on charges he passed information about dissidents back to the country's intelligence services. It's not an isolated incident; western diplomats and law enforcement officials are...
The government is trying to modernize the nation's air traffic control system. However, cost overruns, software problems and management concerns are making some wonder whether the so-called "Next Generation" system may take another...