WASHINGTON Senator Bob Corker says he's holding up $75 million in U.S. assistance to Afghanistan until he gets answers from the Obama administration about alleged cash payments from the CIA to Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said Monday that Iran's election of a relative moderate shows that the country's people want to change course. But he stressed that Tehran still needs to show the international community that it's not pursuing a nuclear weapon.
INDIANAPOLIS A woman who was sentenced to death at age 16 for taking part in the torture and murder of a 78-year-old bible studies teacher was released from an Indiana prison Monday after growing to middle age behind bars.
1948 - Law passed making women a permanent part of the U.S. military services
BOSTON James "Whitey" Bulger is on trial in a 32-count racketeering indictment accusing him of a long list of crimes, including participating in 19 killings. Here's a look at the case against him, his defense and what's happening in the courtroom:
WASHINGTON If reports of political targeting of conservatives by the Internal Revenue Service shocked the nation, they didnt seem that surprising to many other groups who experienced problems with the tax agency in the past.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. A man accused of gunning down a West Virginia sheriff has lost a bid for bail ahead of his first-degree murder trial.
WASHINGTON The State Department says it sees nothing new in North Korea's offer of high-level talks with the U.S.
PHOENIX Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a law expanding the state's Medicaid program following her victory over conservatives in her own party opposed to embracing a key part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
WASHINGTON Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon that would slowly bring women into thousands of combat jobs, including those in elite special operations forces.
WASHINGTON Republican Sen. John McCain on Monday questioned President Barack Obama about his political appointees' use of secret government email accounts at work, saying that Congress cannot tell the American people what its government is doing if it creates a "secret alternate communications network."
ATHENS, Greece The Greek government has avoided collapsing over a dispute stemming from Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' move to close the state-owned television broadcaster after a high court ruling offered a way out of a week-long impasse that drew international criticism.
MINNEAPOLIS Attorneys for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura asked a federal judge Monday to allow his defamation lawsuit against slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle to go forward with Kyle's widow as the defendant.
Energy drinks, packed with caffeine, sugar and vitamin blends, appear to provide not much more of a brain boost than a good old cup of Joe. New research by a Centre College behavioral neuroscience professor and her students found energy drinks, the go-to caffeine delivery device favored by many students, ranked side by side with plain old caffeine in a study of brain activity
HARTFORD, Conn. The governors of Texas and South Dakota visited Connecticut on Monday to court gun manufacturers that have threatened to leave since the state passed tough new gun-control laws this year in response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
NEWARK, N.J. A man loudly ranted about national security, the CIA and international spying aboard a flight from Hong Kong to Newark Monday, causing passengers to tackle him and bind his hands and feet for the duration of the flight.