Capt. James Kirk always got the latest, most advanced ship in Starfleet, so it seems only fitting that the Navy's new stealth destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, is slated to be commanded by none other than Capt. James A. Kirk, USN.
The 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government and the wrangling in Washington over the nation's finances combined to shake consumers' confidence sharply in October, the private Conference Board reported Tuesday morning.
The next state to legalize same-sex marriage may be Hawaii, where the state's Legislature will begin a special session on the issue Monday.
A day after reports surfaced that the NSA may have spied on dozens of world leaders, France and Germany are offering to hold talks with the U.S. to establish new rules on surveillance.
Former House Speaker Tom Foley, who led the chamber from 1989 to 1995, has died, according to his family. He was 84.
C.W. Bill Young, the longest-serving Republican in the House, has died, according to his spokesman Harry Glenn.
Now that the government has reopened, attention turns to the next phase of the spending fight, a battle that is far from over.
The crisis is over, though it may be temporary...
Bringing to an end an episode that once again exposed Washington gridlock at its worst, the House approved a Senate deal that will end a 16-day federal government shutdown and avert the first government default in U.S. history.