Ashton Carter steps into Hagel's shoes as secretary of defence but will he make an impact or find himself drowned out?
Lawmakers in the US are trying to stop former Nazis from getting retirement benefits.
Top US general in Africa confirms that ISIL has set up training camps in eastern Libya.
White House briefings via conference call have become so uneventful that journalists say they’re unnecessary.
Tougher regulations on smog standards announced a day before Thanksgiving have some questioning the timing.
For the world's millions of unregistered children, many basic human rights remain out of reach.
Peace looks even more distant following capture of army general.
Villagers accuse the government of abandoning them as drug gangs unleash violence.
Breaking away from partisan politics remains a distant dream, despite overwhelming support for it among Americans.
New NASA initiative makes "Houston, we've had a problem"and other historic comments available as ringtones.
Resende Costa residents are united by their love of theirs rugs, arts and crafts but divided over politics.