The United States has tracked down and killed many of the most important figures at the core of al-Qaida. But the group has established small, satellite branches from North Africa to the Middle East to South Asia.
In 2008, in Howard County, Mo., a crook was defrauding dozens of farmers across the country with the Midwestern version of the Ponzi scheme. Kevin Ray Asbury sold top-shelf Angus cattle to investors with the promise that they'd make money. And...
The congressional "supercommittee" tasked with slashing more than $1 trillion from the deficit met Thursday for the first time. Should the bipartisan panel fail in its mission, there are stiff consequences.
Water from the Susquehanna River threatened people from New York to Maryland. Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee have dumped more rain across the Northeast, closing major highways and socking areas still recovering from Hurricane Irene.
The president plans to tell the nation tonight that there is "nothing controversial" in his latest jobs program and he's set to tell Congress that it should be passed now. It's time, he'll say, to "actually do something...
Many colleges have adopted a "common reads" program, where freshmen read the same book during the summer and then discuss it when they get to campus. Jared Diamond, author of the popular common read Guns, Germs, and Steel, talks about what...
All 1.4 million of San Diego Gas & Electric's customers are without power, the company says. Outages extend east to Arizona. No word yet on the cause.
"Sometimes this reporting is credible and warrants intense focus, other times it lacks credibility and is highly unlikely to be reflective of real plots underway," a department spokesman says. "Regardless, we take all threat reporting...
The Georgia Department of Agriculture wants farmers to check their chemical inventory and reports any shortages to police. The call for vigilance comes in anticipation of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks Sunday.
The chairman of the Georgia Department of Transportation says Commissioner Vance Smith has resigned. State Transportation Board Chairman Rudy Bowen says he accepted Smith's resignation on Wednesday. The Columbus, Ga., native served as a state...