With four out of every five possible combinations of Powerball numbers in play, someone was almost sure to win the game's highest jackpot and someone did.
President Barack Obama, struggling to find his footing after one of his most turbulent weeks in office, will try to push past the moment's political furor with a focus on the few pieces of legislation he believes have a chance in Congress and on executive actions that do not require Republican approval.
In a one-two punch from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue on Thursday, lawmakers introduced a sweeping revision of military sexual assault law and the president summoned his uniformed service chiefs.
The black flag of jihad flies over much of northern Syria. In the center of the country, pro-government militias and Hezbollah fighters battle those who threaten their communities. In the northeast, the Kurds have effectively carved out an autonomous zone.
The victory of Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan's parliamentary elections will usher in a new period in Pakistan's relationship with the United States, with Secretary of State John Kerry likely to assume the lead role in relations long dominated by the Pentagon.
Lost in the controversy over who requested revisions of CIA-written talking points on September's attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans is one key fact: In every iteration of the document, the CIA asserted that a protest of a video preceded the assaults, and no official reviewing the talking points suggested that was in error.
WASHINGTON Money has played a major role in the drama to overhaul the nation's immigration laws, with millions of dollars spent in the past year trying to influence or kill proposals that could affect a variety of special interests.
Those who resent the powerful ruling class of this country have coined colorful slang phrases for the rich and entitled. The sons of the elite are called "juniors," or worse "papaloys," a Spanish language contraction of the words "papa" and "lords." Upper-class young women are known as "lobukis" or simply "ladies."
The government of South Korea hired a former CIA analyst, two White House veterans and a team of ex-congressional staff members to help secure a few paragraphs in the giant immigration bill.
Three worked as bus drivers for special-needs children, two worked at a Kmart, and another delivered pizza.
A New York federal judge on Friday denied a request by the Obama administration to delay his April 5 court order that allows emergency contraceptives to be sold without age limits or a prescription.
The Obama administration insisted Friday that it acted in good faith and not to protect itself when it eliminated references to al Qaida and an allied group in talking points about the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Yemen's human rights minister breezed into Washington this week expecting to lobby U.S. officials for the release from Guantánamo of Yemeni detainees, who make up more than half the population at the controversial U.S.-run prison that President Barack Obama has pledged to close.
China's most celebrated film director, Zhang Yimou, is being investigated for a potential violation of family planning laws, an official said Thursday, confirming reports in state news media.
Erik Garcia arrived at the metal gate of a migrant shelter, deported from Los Angeles just hours earlier. After 23 years in the United States illegally, he suddenly found himself separated from the country where he had moved as a boy, and from his two teenage daughters, who are U.S. citizens.
A congressional hearing Wednesday on the September attacks on U.S. diplomatic compounds in Benghazi, Libya, produced no major revelations but plenty of partisan fireworks as Republicans renewed charges that the Obama administration had covered up details of what happened while Democrats retorted that politics are driving the GOP-run investigation.
The United States and Russia agreed Tuesday to try to convene an international conference on ending Syria’s brutal civil war – possibly by the end of May – but the effort appeared to run into trouble within hours of its announcement with the key U.S.-backed opposition group reiterating that it won’t attend talks involving top Assad regime officials.
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that its still not clear enough that Syria crossed a chemical weapon red line, at least not clear enough to warrant U.S. action.
President Mohammed Morsi named nine new ministers to his government Tuesday, including three members of the Muslim Brotherhood, in a move that his prime minister, Hesham Kandil, said was intended to re-energize efforts to reverse Egypts prolonged economic spiral.
Confronted with evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, President Barack Obama now finds himself in a geopolitical box, his credibility at stake with frustratingly few good options.
Even for China's scandal-numbed diners, news that the lamb simmering in the pot may actually be rat took the country's endless outrages about food hazards into a new realm of disgust.
The retirement of Tom Harkin, a Democrat who has represented Iowa in the Senate for nearly 30 years, should be the kind of rare opportunity that sends the best and brightest of his state's political class scrambling to get on the ballot.
It was 45 minutes into Sen. Kelly Ayotte's town hall-style meeting Tuesday, and the local Republican official screening questions had allowed just one query on gun control. A few in the crowd of about 150 started to get agitated.
Federal prosecutors just lost a quarter of a million dollars trying to take away the Mongols Motorcycle Club trademark. Now they’re trying again.
U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan remain at the lowest levels in recent years. The number so far this year, 33, is the lowest at this point since 2008. After air accidents, the next biggest cause of death was improvised bombs, which claimed at least eight service members.
Even as President Barack Obama insisted Tuesday that the United States knows very little about the use of chemical weapons in Syria, dueling reports surfaced of a new chemical attack in a town near the Turkish border, demonstrating how complex the issue can be.