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A look at 8 lawmakers appointed to probe Jan. 6 attack

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is acting swiftly to launch a new investigation of the violent Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol,...

Noem: GOP donor’s $1M for National Guard was a ‘surprise’

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said late Thursday it came as a surprise when a billionaire GOP donor reached out...

Firmly in control, China’s Communist Party marks centenary

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BEIJING — China’s ruling Communist Party is marking the 100th anniversary of its founding with speeches and grand displays intended to showcase economic progress...

Rumsfeld, a cunning leader who oversaw a ruinous Iraq war

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WASHINGTON — Calling Donald H. Rumsfeld energetic was like calling the Pacific wide. When others would rest, he would run. While others sat, he...

Futuristic railguns are out, hypersonic missiles are in

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BATH, Maine — The U.S. Navy pulled the plug, for now, on a futuristic weapon that fires projectiles at up to seven times the...

As troops leave, US to keep airstrike option in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will remain involved in the Afghanistan war into September, keeping the option of launching airstrikes against the Taliban to...

UN says it’s `imperative’ Mali holds elections next February

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UNITED NATIONS — The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday extending the U.N. peacekeeping mission in crisis-wracked Mali and said it’s “imperative” the...

Branson’s Virgin Orbit launches 7 satellites from 747 plane

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit delivered satellites from three countries into space Tuesday, its second rocket launch from a plane this year. ...

Donald Rumsfeld, a cunning leader undermined by Iraq war

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WASHINGTON — Calling Donald H. Rumsfeld energetic was like calling the Pacific wide. When others would rest, he would run. While others sat, he...

South Dakota to send National Guard troops to Texas

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced Tuesday that she will join a growing list of Republican governors sending law enforcement...