The former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela has passed away on Thursday at the age of 95, reports say. President Jacob Zuma made the televised announcement late Thursday.
A majority of Americans expect the gridlock currently plaguing Washington to persist or potentially even get worse next year, according to the results of a United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll. The poll found that 57 percent of Americans think President Barack Obama and Congress have cooperated less than usual in 2013.
MSNBC host and commentator Martin Bashir has resigned in the wake of crude remarks he made about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Last month, Palin compared federal over-spending to slavery. Her commentary sparked a harsh rebuke from Bashir, who called Palin a "world class idiot" while also suggesting...
Human rights group Amnesty International on Thursday posted satellite images of what it calls torture camps in North Korea.
Amnesty says the photos show new housing blocks and expansion of production facilities at Kwanliso 16, the largest political prison camp in North Korea.
"The gruesome reality...
After reporting a notable increase in new orders for U.S. manufactured goods in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing that orders pulled back by less than expected in October.
Reflecting upward revisions to private inventory investment and non-residential fixed investment, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing that U.S. economic activity grew by much more than previously estimated in the third quarter of 2013.
The Commerce Department said U.S. gross domestic product increased by an upwardly revised 3.6 percent in the third quarter.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will not run for the White House in 2016.
"I pledge to serve out my term," the Democrat said at a news conference in Boston, according to the Boston Globe. "I am not running for president."
The former academic known for her work as a consumer advocate before...
First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly showed a notable decrease in the week ended November 30th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, although the data was likely impacted by the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The report said initial jobless claims fell to 298,000, a decrease of 23,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 321,000.
The United States has transferred two Algerians, who have been detained for more than a decade in the military jail at Guantanamo Bay, to their home country.
Djamel Saiid Ali Ameziane and Bensayah Belkecem were designated for transfer after the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a...
The US Defense Department's senior leaders announced changes in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff designed to save money and better align the department's structures and resources.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs...
The family of Mary Frances Delorenzo Knight, one of the victims in the September shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, has filed a lawsuit for negligence, seeking $37.5 million in damages against two U.S. government agencies, Hewlett-Packard, and a technology subcontractor. Reuters reports that according to lawsuit, the shooting committed by Aaron Alexis could have been stopped.
A student at a high school in Orlando, Florida was taken to an area hospital on Wednesday after he was shot outside his school. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Ja'Roderick Smith, 15, a student at West Orange High School, was shot twice - once in the abdomen and once in the face - by J-Morian Eddie Patrick Bell, 17, another student at the school.
The man accused of going on a shooting rampage and killing a federal security screener, along with injuring another three individuals at Los Angeles International Airport back in November was ordered on Wednesday to be held without bond until his trial. Paul Ciancia, 23, was ordered by Judge David T. Bristow to be held without bail because he was a flight risk and a danger to the community.
Website BabyCenter said the top baby names for 2013 have been Jackson and Sophia.
The website, based in San Francisco, California, said Jackson took the top spot for boys, knocking 8-year champion Aiden down to the No. 2 runner up spot.
Similar charges were filed against Wheelon, a former ethics committee member of the Walking Horse Trainers Association in the spring but were ;et go after a prosecutor's procedural mistake during a preliminary hearing in August, the report said.