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Cuba releases 53 prisoners as part of deal with U.S.

Cuba releases 53 prisoners as part of deal with U.S.

Cuba has released all 53 prisoners it had promised to free, senior U.S. officials said, a major step toward détente with Washington. The release of the remaining prisoners sets a…

Torture protestors arrested at Cheney home

Torture protestors arrested at Cheney home

Two protesters were arrested at the McLean, Virginia, home of former Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday after 20 demonstrators, some in orange prison jumpsuits, walked onto his property to…

Petraeus may face criminal charges

Petraeus may face criminal charges

The Justice Department is weighing bringing criminal charges against former CIA Director David Petraeus over the handling of classified information, a U.S. official said Friday night. Investigators have presented senior-level…

Missouri leaders wanted Ferguson chief to resign

Missouri leaders wanted Ferguson chief to resign

Some of Missouri’s top leaders tried unsuccessfully to pressure Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, interviews with several elected officials and newly…

Trade: Place for a rare Obama-GOP alliance?

Trade: Place for a rare Obama-GOP alliance?

Trade pacts create odd politics. That’s why advocates hope new trade agreements might advance this year despite tensions between the Republican-run Congress and the Democratic White House on so many…

Showdown coming on Obama’s immigration actions

Showdown coming on Obama’s immigration actions

House Republicans plan to vote next week to block spending for President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, setting up a potentially explosive showdown with no certain outcome. The vote…

Federal court reviews three states on gay marriage bans

Federal court reviews three states on gay marriage bans

Bans on gay marriage in three staunchly conservative Southern states were to get a hearing in a federal appeals court Friday — the latest legal battle over an issue expected…

NAACP vows vigilance after bomb blast

NAACP vows vigilance after bomb blast

Staff members at a Colorado NAACP office say they are waiting for more information before drawing any conclusions about an explosion near their chapter, even as the FBI said it…

More security at Fort Bliss after VA clinic shooting

More security at Fort Bliss after VA clinic shooting

Four months after security was revamped at Fort Bliss, the sprawling West Texas Army post is again ramping up efforts after a shooting at a veterans clinic in which a…

Memorial in the works for Giffords’ shooting

Memorial in the works for Giffords’ shooting

The rows of flowers, teddy bears and inspirational posters that once lined a parking lot where six were killed and 13, including former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, were injured in…