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Recount under consideration in Iran

Iran's powerful Guardian Council is ready to recount specific ballot boxes in last week's disputed presidential elections, a council spokesman said Tuesday, another twist in an election that has touched…

Letterman apologizes for Palin joke

David Letterman said his joke about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter was a lousy joke, no matter how you cut it, and he's sorry.

But the late-night host insisted…

California misses budget deadline

California lawmakers were poised to miss their constitutional deadline on Monday for a state budget, bringing the state's government closer to running out of cash.

Democrats and Republicans in…

CIA boss: Cheney wants a new terrorist attack

CIA director Leon Panetta says it's almost as if former vice president Dick Cheney would like to see another attack on the United States to prove he is right in…

More unemployment benefits = no food stamps

When President Barack Obama increased unemployment benefits as part of his economic stimulus, he also made some Americans ineligible for hundreds of dollars a month in food stamps.

Under…

Lone terrorists are hard to stop

An elderly man enters a crowded museum carrying a rifle and begins shooting. A young man in Arkansas pulls the trigger outside a military recruiting office. Another man opens fire…

As protests roar, Ahmadinejad declares victory

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday his re-election was "real and free" and cannot be questioned — despite accusations of mass voter fraud.

Ahmadinejad made the comments Sunday during…

A history of hate for Halocaust Museum shooter

A frustrated artist and an angry man, the suspect in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting once tried to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve board, a "caper" thwarted when…

It’s official: Swine flu is a pandemic

The World Health Organization declared a swine flu pandemic Thursday — the first global flu epidemic in 41 years — as infections in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America…

Investigators find Feds threatened bank CEO

Congressional investigators say they have seen internal documents that prove the Federal Reserve threatened to force the ouster of Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis if he didn't follow through…