Bani Walid, in western Libya, is the last holdout of deposed and killed Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. In the revolution that deposed him, Bani Walid never fell to the rebels, and has since openly continued to profess allegiance to the dead dictator. But now, a conflict has erupted between the Libyan government on one side, and Bani Walid leaders.
When President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney debate Monday night in Boca Raton, they'll be doing so, almost literally, in the shadow of the housing crisis and economic collapse. While the topic of the debate is foreign policy, Boca is where the financial products that built up the housing bubble were conceived.
Abu Khattala, U.S. officials and witnesses in Libya have said, is the top suspect in the Benghazi consulate. So it came as a surprise when The New York Times found him sipping juice on the balcony of a Libyan hotel. He says no one has even come to ask him about his involvement -- which he denies.
A man from Bangladesh came to the United States intent on perpetrating a terrorist attack, law enforcement officials say, but along the way he met and connected with an FBI informer. As he planned his attack, the FBI was watching, and thwarting him when it mattered.
Politicians of all stripes are clamoring to lay out how they'd support continued growth in green energy jobs. But when it comes to talking about green jobs, politicians are focused mostly on the jobs part and less on the green.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard went on the offensive, recently, telling her opponent he had no right to lecture her on sexism — because of his own behavior. In a 15-minute speech, she cited multiple examples of his "misogyny" — and in the process ignited a discussion about the meaning of the word, which might change the dictionary itself.
Israel's Army Radio station is one of the most popular in the country. So, for musicians, it's a must-visit stop for anyone trying to secure a breakout hit. But when Yizhar Ashdot showed up for a live performance this past weekend, station managers told him not to bother playing his album's title track.
Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker who broke into U.S. computer systems shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, won't be extradited from the United Kingdom after all, because a British lawmaker ruled it would be inhumane. McKinnon was diagnosed in 2008 with depression and Asperger's Syndrome.
Environmentalists have targeted a nuclear power plant in New England, in hopes of clamping down on it and reducing what they say is excessive pollution. They're threatening a lawsuit under the Clean Water Act if regulators don't act.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama found common purpose in advance of Tuesday night's presidential debate, complaining that journalist moderator Candy Crowley wasn't agreeing to stick to the script. But Crowley, a Midwesterner, says she's going ahead with the debate how she wants — and the two sides now insist they're ready.