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Fort Hood shooter kills three, self & wounds 16

Fort Hood shooter kills three, self & wounds 16

An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing…

How did Caterpillar avoid paying billions in taxes?

How did Caterpillar avoid paying billions in taxes?

Executives from manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. are heading to Capitol Hill to explain what one senator calls an aggressive strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes. Caterpillar…

Widening racial gap among children in America

Widening racial gap among children in America

In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent…

Report says torture useless in hunt for bin Ladin

Report says torture useless in hunt for bin Ladin

A hotly disputed Senate torture report concludes that waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and…

Major hurdles remain for Obamacare success

Major hurdles remain for Obamacare success

President Barack Obama’s embattled U.S. healthcare law, having survived a rollout marred by technology failures, reaches a milestone on Monday with the end of its first enrollment wave, and with…

Pentagon to boost cyber security

Pentagon to boost cyber security

The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.…

Obamacare: Legacy or lunacy?

Obamacare: Legacy or lunacy?

As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama’s health care law has indeed managed to change the country. Americans are unlikely to go back to a time when…

Investigations continue in Christie scandals

Investigations continue in Christie scandals

Investigations led by federal authorities and New Jersey legislators are continuing to delve into the lane closures near the George Washington Bridge, even as Gov. Chris Christie’s own probe has…

Four ‘librarians’ at center of nuclear cheating

Four ‘librarians’ at center of nuclear cheating

Investigators dubbed them “the librarians,” four Air Force nuclear missile launch officers at the center of a still-unfolding scandal over cheating on proficiency tests. “They tended to be at the…

IRS is having trouble producing documents of its abuse

IRS is having trouble producing documents of its abuse

The head of the Internal Revenue Service told House Republicans on Wednesday that it would take years to provide all the documents they have subpoenaed in their probe of how…