Senator Dianne Feinstein (pictured) has revealed that US drone strikes on suspected militants on the Pakistani border with Afghanistan launch from a base inside Pakistan, despite US denials and Islamabad's public protests against the attacks.
In yet another blow for US President Barack Obama, his newest candidate for Commerce Secretary - Judd Gregg - has turned down the post, citing "irresolvable" differences with the president on economic policy.
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A commercial flight from Newark, New Jersey crashed into a house on approach to Buffalo, New York on Friday, killing all 49 people on board. Black boxes recovered from the scene indicate that pilots were concerned about ice on the wings.
US special envoy Richard Holbrooke (pictured) is in Afghanistan for talks aimed at devising new ways to defeat a
Taliban-led insurgency in the country that US intelligence sources say is broadening in strength and scope.
The US Senate confirmed Leon Panetta (left) on Thursday as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency, an organisation hard hit by criticism over its use of waterboarding in interrogation and other tough tactics in the "war on terror."
Republican Senator Judd Gregg (left) has withdrawn as US President Barack Obama's nominee for commerce secretary, delivering another blow to the president's attempt to broaden support across party lines.
After 18 months and 25 million dollars of renovation, the Ford's Theatre Museum - where former US president Abraham Lincoln was murdered - has reopened. First on the programme is a biographical play about Lincoln.