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Can the GOP keep control of the Senate in 2016?

Can the GOP keep control of the Senate in 2016?

Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from…

North Korea on ‘state terrorism sponsor’ list?

North Korea on ‘state terrorism sponsor’ list?

The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S. decides how to respond…

Two New York police officers ambushed, killed

Two New York police officers ambushed, killed

A gunman who vowed online to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two New York City officers in a patrol car and…

Obama says Sony wrong to yank film over hack

Obama says Sony wrong to yank film over hack

President Barack Obama declared that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in…

Obama hoping for quiet vacation after tough year

Obama hoping for quiet vacation after tough year

A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: Quiet. Air Force One touched down late…

Cuban cigars? Not yet, but they are coming

Cuban cigars?  Not yet, but they are coming

The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the…

Supremes clear way for gay marriage in Florida

Supremes clear way for gay marriage in Florida

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings. In a one-paragraph order, the court decided…

U.S. not really prepared for a nuke attack

U.S. not really prepared for a nuke attack

The federal government isn’t fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or large-scale natural catastrophe, lacking effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency…

Americans wary of drones

Americans wary of drones

Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous…

How should U.S. respond to hack on Sony?

How should U.S. respond to hack on Sony?

The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role…

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