The rest of the world is crazy about soccer, but Americans love a whole range of team sports. Commentator Frank Deford wonders if that devotion is keeping us from doing well at individual sports.
In an extended interview with NPR, Eric Holder blamed Congress for blocking the New York trial of the accused masterminds of the Sept. 11 attacks. He said terrorism was the Justice Department's top priority, and "deplored" the release...
In the past two elections, national security has receded as an issue as economic troubles have risen. The killing of Osama bin Laden brings terrorism back to center stage just as another election cycle is getting under way. One Republican strategist...
Artifacts from a 9th-century shipwreck are slated to be shown at Washington's Smithsonian Institution in 2012. But the stories of looting and profit that surround the ship's discovery have put the Smithsonian under fire, and the exhibit on...
At the heart of the Republican plan is a proposal to give everybody in the program a subsidy to buy private health insurance. Its supporters say it would reduce health care spending. But critics contend it allows the government to spend less on...
Immigrant advocates in Detroit say local ICE agents disregarded their agency's own policies, citing a recent incident that sent terrified parents to hide out in a school. ICE is conducting an internal review, but the union that represents ICE...
With thousands left homeless by last week's storms, the challenge is finding temporary housing for displaced residents while the region rebuilds. The mayor of Tuscaloosa, Ala., says he suspects thousands are homeless in the city.
SEAL Team Six is a highly select group with a long history. Before the Osama bin Laden operation, the unit went after Balkan war criminals, and fought in Somalia and Afghanistan.
In the first few hours after the world learned that Osama bin Laden was dead, most news reports said he had been involved in the firefight and at least implied that he was armed when he died. Read what officials said.
And in Virginia Beach, Va., they want to come up with a way to honor the commandos who killed Osama bin Laden. But how do you publicly celebrate the accomplishments of a super-secret team?