Nine children and three women were among 16 Afghan civilians killed Sunday morning in Kandahar. A U.S. Army soldier is accused of the killing, but no motive had been revealed.. The Afghan Taliban has vowed revenge and it is likely the incident will harm efforts to bring peace between the United States and the Taliban.
Thousands of Hmong people in southeast Asia fought for the CIA in the Vietnam War. Tens of thousands of Hmong, including many vets, have since moved to the United States. Despite their service, though, they're not eligible for a military burial. Pending legislation in the Minnesota House asks Congress and the President to change the law to accommodate them.
Vladimir Putin won the presidency of Russia for six more years following last week's election, receiving more than 63 percent of the vote. However, opponents and monitors are questioning the fairness of the election, claiming abuse of election monitors and so-called "carousel voting." Anti-Putin protests are expected at the Moscow Kremlin Monday night.
The price of gasoline is on the rise, and so is debate on fenergy solutions. In a recent campaign advertisement, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich blamed the Obama administration's "anti-gas" policies. However, the President remains firm in his belief in a need to invest in alternative energy sources.
An advisory panel of outside physicians for the FDA recommended approval of the weight-loss drug Qnexa, which was previously rejected in 2010. Pending approval, Qnexa could be the most effective non-surgery treatment for obese people. The FDA will make a final decision later this year.
The perception of domestic abuse, especially among young people, has become a hot topic after Chris Brown took home the Grammy for Best R&B Album at this year's award ceremony. Some fans took to Twitter, not only forgiving the singer, but also claiming they would be willing to submit to abuse from Brown.
New York's largely Democratic 9th congressional district switched teams after a hectic political season -- what this upset means for Obama's chances in 2012.
The Pope and other top Vatican officials accused of crimes against humanity for the cover-ups of sexual assaults by Catholic clerics worldwide.
According to an epidemiologist, the deadly pandemic virus in the blockbuster film "Contagion" could happen in real life.
In the past three years, the U.S. Military has overwhelmingly exceeded their recruitment goals in all branches -- a military couple explains why they enlisted.