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Military expects casualties to rise in Afghanistan

Far from winding down, the numbers of wounded U.S. soldiers coming home have continued to swell. The problem is especially acute among those who fought in Afghanistan, where nearly four…

Who knew Hasan was reaching out to radicals?

The mystery over whether the military knew Fort Hood shooting suspect Nidal Hasan was communicating with a radical Muslim imam lapsed into finger-pointing ahead of congressional investigations looking into the…

Blackwater paid $1 million in bribes to Iraqi officials

Former top executives at Blackwater Worldwide say the U.S. security contractor sent about $1 million to its Iraq office with the intention of paying off officials in the country who…

Few Americans plan to buy a house next year

Just one in 20 Americans say they plan to buy a home within the next year, and they're most likely to be 34 years old or younger and living in…

FBI ‘assessed’ Hasan, decided he wasn’t a threat

Nearly a year before Maj. Nidal Hasan allegedly went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, terrorism investigators conducted an "assessment" of him before deciding he did not pose a…

DC sniper set for execution Tuesday night

Washington sniper John Allen Muhammad, who killed 10 people in a 2002 shooting spree around the US capital, was due to be put to death Tuesday after the nation's top…

10 percent unemployment: A real headache for Obama

For months he had warned it was coming but that didn't ease the political shockwaves for President Barack Obama when unemployment topped 10 percent. A year after his election Obama finds…

Many questions about Fort Hood shooting suspect

His name appears on radical Internet postings. A fellow officer says he fought his deployment to Iraq and argued with soldiers who supported U.S. wars. He required counseling as a…

Some profit from woes of others in poor economy

Emergency help for out-of-work Americans will be a huge windfall to Realtors, homebuilders, mortgage bankers and others, and that's no accident. Those industries have spent months and millions of dollars making…

Buyers used clunkers program to buy gas guzzlers

Billed as a way for the government to put more fuel-efficient vehicles on highways, the popular $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program mostly involved swaps of old Ford or Chevrolet…