Palin Says Alaska Needs 'Wake Up Call'

Governor says new ethics complaint against her for allegedly taking money for interviews warrants new state ethics policy

Holder Eyes Torture Inquiry

Attorney general may appoint a prosecutor to probe Bush-era interrogations, countering Obama's wishes

Chips in Official IDs Raise Privacy Fears

RFID, coupled with other technologies, could make people trackable without their knowledge or consent.

British Prime Minister Defends Afghan Mission

Britain's influential media placed the news on the front pages, inevitably increasing pressure on the government both to explain the mission and to say whether it is giving the military the support it needs to fight the war.

Cheney to CIA: Zip It

Government officials say former VP Cheney told the CIA to keep Congress in dark over counter-terror program

Hayden: Secret CIA ProgramHad Congress' Support

Ex-CIA director rebukes assertions that Bush's post-9/11 surveillance program was concealed from Congress

Texting Teen Falls Down Open NYC Manhole

A New York City teenager says she was text messaging while walking down the street — and the next second she was down a manhole.

Former Boxing Champ Gatti Found Dead in Brazil Hotel

Officials say former world boxing champion Arturo Gatti has been found dead in a hotel room in northeastern Brazil.

Revised Immigration Plan Limits Officers' Powers

The new guidelines sharply reduce the ability of local law enforcement to arrest and screen suspected illegal immigrants.