Jon Stewart to Step Down as Host of ‘The Daily Show’
New Jersey's Jon Stewart, who turned his biting and free-wheeling humor into an unlikely source of news and analysis for viewers of "The Daily Show," will leave as host this year, Comedy Central said Tuesday.
Cost of Thanksgiving is Going Up, But Not By Much
Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but -- and here's something you can be truly thankful for -- it probably won't empty your wallet.
Defiant IRS head, skeptical GOP interrogators
WASHINGTON (AP) — A defiant head of the IRS is refusing to apologize for lost emails that might shed light on the tax agency's targeting of tea party and other groups.
Taliban Video Shows Handover of Bergdahl
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan.
Obama: Congress Consulted on Exchange
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his decision to release five Afghan detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for freeing an American soldier, saying his administration had consulted with Congress about that possibility "for some time."
Delaware Closes I-495 Bridge Because of Column Tilt
Delaware officials on Monday ordered the emergency closure of the Interstate 495 bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington after discovering that four support columns are tilting.
EPA Seeks to Cut Power Plant Carbon by 30%
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long a…
Hagel: Captive’s Life Was in Danger
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the military operation to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees was not relayed to Congress because officials believed the soldier's l…
NBA Owners to Vote on Clippers Sale, Sterling Sues
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling won't get to fight for his Los Angeles Clippers in front of NBA owners next week. His only chance now is in court.
Christie: Discord at Home Hurts US Abroad
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told Tennessee Republicans on Friday that political discord at home has made the United States vulnerable abroad.