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Drones on patrol along border with Mexico

Drones on patrol along border with Mexico

The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground…

Four real world cases on use of Obamacare

Four real world cases on use of Obamacare

More than 7 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the system introduced last year for those who were uninsured or had policies considered substandard. What happened…

Uncle Sam says cheap gas will stick around

Uncle Sam says cheap gas will stick around

Those low gas prices on station signs aren’t going away soon, the government says. In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price…

Honoring Vets in a free concert on the Mall

Honoring Vets in a free concert on the Mall

Military veterans and active-duty service members were among the swarm of music fans who packed the National Mall on Tuesday for a free Veterans Day concert, bouncing to Rihanna, head-banging…

Celebrating Veterans Day here and abroad

Celebrating Veterans Day here and abroad

Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the…

Close Alaska race gives GOP another Senate seat

Close Alaska race gives GOP another Senate seat

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich couldn’t pull off another election surprise as voter disapproval of President Barack Obama helped push him and other Democrats out of office. Republican Dan Sullivan, a…

Iraqi Shiite militias showcase their own brutality

Iraqi Shiite militias showcase their own brutality

The vengeance that Iraq’s Shiite militias mete out as they fight the Islamic State group can be just as brutal as that of their sworn sectarian enemies. In a grisly…

President claims optimism over improved China ties

President claims optimism over improved China ties

Putting a bright face on the future of U.S. ties to China, President Barack Obama announced Monday that the two countries would start granting visas to each other’s citizens valid…

Thaw in relations with North Korea? Maybe, maybe not

Thaw in relations with North Korea? Maybe, maybe not

President Barack Obama is tempering expectations for a thaw in relations between the United States and North Korea, saying the secret talks to free two American prisoners were not the…

A last chance at a deal to curb Iran’s nuke program?

A last chance at a deal to curb Iran’s nuke program?

The Obama administration is facing its last best chance to curb Iran’s nuclear program — not just to meet an end-of-the-month deadline for a deal, but also to seal one…