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.
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.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have just three weeks until Election Day and the race is as close as its ever been. On Tuesday night, the two took part in a testy exchange of claims and counter-claims, and even a few ideas, in the second presidential debate.
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.
The Soviet Union and the United States came close to World War III some 50 years ago when, on Oct. 16, 1962, the United States discovered that the Soviet Union had installed nuclear missiles in Cuba.
The military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay is hearing the case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Experts say the judges will have a difficult time conducting a trial that is viewed as legitimate in spit of serious obstacles.
Jason de Leon regularly traipses the deserts of the American southwest, in search of artifacts and information that could help him understand how Mexican migrants move across the border and into the United States. In the process, he's trying to understand how the harsh conditions impact what he finds.
The Cuban Missile Crisis has been the subject of countless books, movies and TV episodes. One of the most acclaimed shows on TV right now, Mad Men, dealt with the crisis early in its run and series creator Matthew Weiner reflects on how the crisis influenced the characters in his TV show on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the crisis.