The masked militant in the grisly video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley speaks fluent English with what a Lancaster University linguist said sounds like a London accent.
Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story.
RNC Chairman Reince Preibus says an effort by Republicans to send hundreds of party workers into minority communities across the country will continue long after this year's midterm elections are over.
Missouri's two senators back a federal role in the investigation of the shooting death of Michael Brown, but differ in emphasis.
Californians like their state's version of the Affordable Care Act, but some are having a hard time paying the premiums, a new Field Poll finds.
Police say they came under "heavy gunfire" and 31 people were arrested during protests in Ferguson, Mo., that were sparked by the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman.
Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants following dozens of U.S. airstrikes, in the first major defeat for the Islamic State in Iraq.
Republicans got their candidates in a half-dozen House primaries as establishment conservatives knocked out far-right candidates, improving the party's chances of increasing its majority in November.
A onetime close associate of former U.S. Rep. David Rivera has pleaded guilty to four charges in a long-running campaign finance investigation that also implicates Rivera.
Sen. John Walsh is distributing nearly $180,000 of his leftover campaign funds to other Democratic candidates and state party groups, but federal rules allowed him to give only $2,000 to the candidate who replaces him.
The National Guard kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police in Ferguson, Mo., as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
Tom DeLay came to the defense of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, calling the criminal indictment a "conspiracy" likely engineered by Washington Democrats.
A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo.
The U.S. Department of Justice's response to the death of Michael Brown ranges from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Mo., for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black teen by a white police officer.
Amnesty International has deployed a monitor team inside the U.S. for the first time in the history of the organization to observe events in Ferguson.