Congress moves one step closer to fulfilling its first pledge of the 2006 election, passing homeland security provisions that include cargo screening and radiation monitoring equipment.
Two people were killed and four others seriously injured on Thursday in an explosion at an airport in the California desert, news reports said.
A powerful car bomb has rocked central Baghdad, killing at least 25 bystanders, wounding more than 75 and destroying a row of shops in a busy commercial district.
Muhammad Dahlan resigned today from his post as national security adviser to Mahmoud Abbas.
A federal judge ordered the government to pay $101 million to two men and the families of two others wrongfully convicted of a 1965 murder in order to protect an FBI informant.
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North Korean officials stormed out of talks with their South Korean counterparts on Thursday over a disagreement over their shared sea border.