Attorney General Eric Holder has for the first time directed Justice Department employees to give same-sex married couples “full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent under the law,” a move with far-ranging consequences for how such couples are treated in federal courtrooms and proceedings.
An admiral of Iran’s Northern Navy Fleet said warships under his command have been dispatched to skirt U.S. maritime borders for the first time, in tit-for-tat move aimed at protesting the U.S. naval presence in the Persian Gulf.
A Spanish-led consortium charged with a multibillion-dollar expansion of the Panama Canal lock system has halted work after a disagreement over massive cost overruns in the project.
Warning that no single authority can order utilities to beef up security at their facilities, the former head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission continues to raise the alarm about a sniper attack last April on an electric power station in San Jose, Calif..
A Taliban spokesman tells the British Telegraph that a Western military dog captured by militants is being well cared for.
An Illinois jury has returned a record verdict of nearly $17 million in the deaths of two teenagers and the traumatic entrapment of a third worker in a grain bin in 2010.
Speaker of the House John Boehner seemed to throw cold water on bipartisan hopes for a law overhauling the country’s immigration system this year.
Was an attack last April on an electric power station near San Jose, Calif., the work of vandals or something far more dangerous — domestic terrorism or a trial run by an individual or organization bent on damaging the nation’s electric grid?
How do we explain the arrest of a firefighter by a police officer at the scene of an accident — after an argument over where a fire truck should park?
Following a classified briefing on Wednesday, the chairman and the vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said the “majority” of the classified information taken by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden had “nothing to do with the NSA,” or its collection of bulk data.