Park Geun-Hye takes office amid high tensions on the Korean peninsula in the wake of North Korea's third nuclear test.
The "vast majority" of the Pentagon's civilian personnel will be put on temporary unpaid leave if automatic spending cuts take effect on March 1, leaving 800,000 workers without pay for one day a week for more than five months. In a letter to all US
On Saturday in Uniondale, the Nassau County district attorney's office held a gun buyback program to lower the number of guns on the street. Videojournalist: Jim Staubitser (Feb. 16, 2013)
The U.S. Supreme Court, taking up a new campaign-finance case, agreed to rule on federal limits that cap the total amount people may give to candidates, parties and political committees each election cycle.
North Korea said it exploded a nuclear device Tuesday, its third experimental detonation in a long effort to build weapons of mass destruction that the U.S. and other countries consider a serious threat.
The text of the State of the Union address as prepared for delivery by President Barack Obama, and provided by the press office of the White House.
The president's proposal to raise minimum wage to $9 an hour directly addresses the country's yawning levels of inequality.
Another soldier gets two weeks in military jail for posting his picture on Facebook next to bound and blindfolded detainees
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February really is the cruelest month because, on top of all this snow, one is forced to start contemplating death, or at least filling out one's taxes. (The distinction was always lost on us.) You might be left scratching your head, and wishing you ...
The government accidentally posted on the Internet a list of government and civilian nuclear facilities and their activities in the United States, but a U.S. official said Wednesday the posting included no information that compromised national securi...
The Pentagon's $400 billion F-35 is running into turbulence just as deeper budget cuts loom
WASHINGTON -- While his colleagues got ready to go to the Capitol, Justice Antonin Scalia sat on a stage across town and held forth about why, for the 16th consecutive year, he would not be joining them for the State of the Union. He doesn't go when ...
Radioisotopes may provide key details on nuclear test.
Implementing Obamacare: turns on what Paul Keckley, head of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, calls the four major hanging chads. David Wessel takes a look at each.
Indian couples have not always embraced kissing in front of others. Recent studies, backed by interviews with sociologists and psychiatrists, suggest that is changing.