President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced career diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis as his choice to become the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than a half-century, a move that sets up a possible fight with congressional critics of Obama's overtures to the communist island nation.
Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press | Posted Sep 27th - 4:51pm
A veteran North Carolina state senator who once chaired a legislative ethics committee has been indicted by a federal grand jury on allegations he spent more than $200,000 in campaign funds for personal benefit over several years.
A northern Indiana woman has been arrested on two preliminary counts of murder after her two young children were abducted and found dead in a car belonging to a neighbor of hers who was shot to death, authorities said Tuesday.
Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | Posted Sep 27th - 4:10pm
The U.S. intends to deploy a missile defense system in South Korea "as soon as possible" to counter the threat from North Korea despite opposition from China, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said Tuesday.
The wife of a former South Dakota police chief said Tuesday she is pleased a jury convicted her husband in the death of her sister, to whom he was engaged at the time of the slaying nearly seven years ago.
Assaults on his parents and inappropriate sexual behavior at school led judges to order mental health treatment for the young man charged with killing five people at a Washington state department store, but weekly counseling sessions failed to help him.