A barrage of cyberattacks on government agencies, blue-chip companies and critical infrastructure has prompted Pentagon officials to take a hard look at adapting the military concept that helped keep the world safe from nuclear bombings during the Cold War to the digital battlefield of the 21st century.
As candidates jostle to make the cut for the first Republican presidential debate this week, the McClatchy-Marist Poll has temporarily suspended polling on primary voter choices out of concern that public polls are being misused to decide who will be in and who will be excluded.
As Vice President Joe Biden mulls a primary challenge to her, liberal Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders gains on her and contenders on the GOP side build their campaigns around attacking her, Hillary Clinton is about to make a show of force.
Amid new revelations about U.S. intelligence information on Hillary Clinton’s private email account, congressional Republicans are demanding to know whether the former secretary of state, her lawyer and the State Department have hindered investigators or compromised classified material.
Zimbabwe is applying for the extradition of a U.S. dentist who illegally killed a famous lion in the southern African nation, officials said Friday. The killing of Cecil, a wild lion in Zimbabwe popular with locals and tourists, was met by global outrage.
Donald Trump could do to the 2016 general election exactly what Ross Perot did a generation ago — with a Clinton pulling away from a Bush and a wealthy business mogul drawing a surprisingly large share of the vote.
The California Supreme Court on July 29 granted our petition to review the lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU of Southern California that seeks to shine a light on the collection of license plate data by the Los Angeles police and sheriff’s departments.
Tourists soon may be able to go to a South Dakota Indian reservation, buy a cigarette-sized marijuana joint for $10 to $15 and try their luck at the nearby casino. In December, the Flandreau Santee Sioux expect to become the first tribe in the nation to grow and sell pot for recreational use.
Rivals Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will speak at the same event for the first time during the presidential campaign when they deliver their messages to black voters at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, a gathering that will also draw three more 2016 contenders.
U.S. wildlife authorities announced an investigation Thursday into the killing of Cecil, a prized lion in Zimbabwe, and also revealed that they have been unable to contact Walter Palmer, the Minnesota big-game hunter and dentist who participated in the fatal hunt.
A Republican congressman filed a procedural move Tuesday that could set off a longshot maneuver to topple Speaker John Boehner from his post — if a committee controlled by the speaker allows it to advance.
A “lightweight,” an “idiot” and a “beggar” were just a few of the epithets Donald Trump hurled at Sen. Lindsey Graham last week. But there’s at least one way in which the billionaire businessman holds his Republican presidential rival in high regard: Graham is the most recent person to get a campaign contribution from Trump.
It’s not just Greece, Puerto Rico and China. Debt is piling up around the world, stifling global economic growth and heightening the risk of more defaults and market turmoil. The higher the debt, the greater the danger that a pullback by creditors will trigger another financial crisis like the one in 2008.
Next week brings the first debate of the Republican primary season, and only the top 10 candidates, chosen by poll rankings, get to take part. The candidates on the bubble have responded with a frenzied effort to attract attention: stunts, accusations and in some cases hundreds of thousands of dollars in advertising.
The latest math on Donald Trump: $2.9 billion. An analysis by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, based in part on a 92-page personal financial disclosure form made public last week, revealed a portfolio dominated by skyscrapers and golf courses. The celebrity presidential candidate says he’s worth more than $10 billion.
Have you heard that Hillary Clinton is now a grandmother? Surely, you have. But did you know that as a young girl she wanted to be an astronaut? Or that she played on a softball team called the Good & Plenties, with pink and white uniforms? The source of all that information is Clinton herself.
The immigration debate in the 2016 presidential campaign unfolded along familiar lines: Republicans called for greater border security and Democrats called for expanded rights for those in the country illegally. All that changed one blue-sky day at Pier 14 on San Francisco’s world-famous Embarcadero.
The House has voted to limit funding for so-called “sanctuary cities,” but one lawmaker is pushing to take further action in the District of Columbia, dictating specific policies for law enforcement. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has introduced The Safer D.C. Act, declaring that D.C. is a “sanctuary city.”
Less than a week after the Supreme Court’s landmark rulings on same-sex marriage and healthcare, Sen. Ted Cruz came out swinging against the court — proposing a constitutional amendment designed to hold justices accountable through judicial elections every eight years.
According to participants in a Wednesday gathering, Ben Rhodes, deputy National Security Council adviser, said a possible Obama trip to Cuba would be evaluated at the beginning of 2016, based on the progress achieved by Cuban authorities on issues that the U.S. government considers to be important, such as human rights.
Twenty-five thousand more people will avoid deportation each year under a new federal information-sharing agreement with local jails, but more immigrants convicted of serious crimes will be deported, according to an analysis of deportation numbers by a nonpartisan think tank.
Drivers as young as 18 years old could be allowed to drive 80,000-pound trucks between states if Congress goes along with a proposal backed by the U.S. trucking industry that safety advocates say would be a disaster.