The Internal Revenue Service must earn the trust of the American people, the tax agency’s new leader said on Capitol Hill Monday, as he promised to hold employees accountable for targeting the tax-exempt applications of conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
Starkly different views of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning were presented Monday, the first day of his court-martial on charges that he aided the enemy when he gave a large batch of classified data to WikiLeaks that was then posted online.
Sixteen Americans were among 43 people convicted in Egypt on Tuesday for what the government there has said was illegal interference in the nation’s affairs.
After months of wrangling with government agencies over Freedom of Information Act requests, the Associated Press has an interesting bit of news today: Some of Obama’s most important appointees use non-public email addresses to conduct official business.
By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA, without first getting a warrant, from persons who are arrested.
Tim Samaras had one passion in life: Tornadoes. He told The Weather Channel that when he was kid, his mother sat him down in front of The Wizard of Oz; he was immediately entranced by the violent, dark twister that tore through the landscape.
Wildfires in California and New Mexico forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes Saturday evening.
NPR’s Peter Kenyon reports from Turkey that some 900 people were arrested across the country and several hundred were wounded.
Only a few years ago, even large commercial vessels wouldn’t take on the ice-bound Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific via the Canadian north — but climate change has changed all that.
The Transportation Security Administration has told Congress that it’s finished retrofitting airport scanners to blunt a widely criticized technology that shows graphic detail of a passenger’s body as he or she goes through security checkpoints.