Iraq was close to all-out sectarian war on Monday after Sunni militants that al-Qaida shuns as 'too bloodthirsty' seized control of its western border.
Army troops have taken control of the Baiji refinery and killed more than 60 insurgents, army spokesman Maj. Gen. Qassim Atta said Tuesday.
Sunni rebels led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have taken control of the Baiji oil refinery and have offered Iraqi troops safe passage if they give up their weapons and leave.
Republicans on Darrell Issa's committee aren't buying assurances by the head of the IRS that he's seen no evidence anyone committed a crime when the agency lost emails relating to political groups' potentially illegal use of tax laws.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said race-based affirmative action works to improve diversity in higher education, but that using geographic or economic status doesn't.
A federal appeals court has released the Justice Department memo that lays out the legal justification for the killing of four Americans suspected of terrorism overseas.
After being called out by Fox News' Laura Ingraham for lack of influence on Dave Brat's primary victory over Eric Cantor, right-wing activist group Tea Party Patriots shot back in the pages of the Washington Post.
The White House and an influential pair of business organizations called for the Export-Import Bank's charter to be renewed, a day after new House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the agency should be phased out.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will address technical questions about the agency's email system and its policy for retaining official documents before a House committee that seems predisposed to disbelieve him.
Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released last month, has been discharged from a military hospital in Texas and will continue treatment as an outpatient, the Army said.
Mississippi voters will go the polls Tuesday to decide between six-term incumbent Thad Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party favorite.
Sen. Rand Paul, who represents the GOP's libertarian wing, criticized those who pushed the U.S. military invasion in Iraq and are now blaming the Obama administration for the aftermath it is dealing with.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has begun talks in Baghdad with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to form a more inclusive government.
Al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize other countries in the region, President Barack Obama said.
A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev plans to ask a judge to release him on bail while he awaits trial on charges of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.