• Rebels divided by fragmentation in the ranks, foreign meddling and finger-pointing over chemical weapons, with regime dug in for the long haul.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 23, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT
  • House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., appears before the House Rules Committee to testify on his party’s budget proposal, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, March 18, 2013.

    Measure to avoid government closure beginning March 27 held up by Republican senator intent on protecting smaller air control towers from larger "sequester."

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 19, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT
  • Obama

    President Barack Obama urged Congress to authorize spending $2 billion over the next decade to expand research into electric cars.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 15, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT
  • Cocoa powder is displayed at the laboratory at the University of California, Davis in Davis, CA.

    Previously unnoticed ingredients are coming under scrutiny as health-conscious consumers demand more information.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 14, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT
  • Director of National Intelligence James Clapper listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats.

    North Korea, Iran and Syria stir the most concern as the Obama administration weighs the effectiveness of sanctions against Pyongyang and Tehran.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 13, 2013, 2:09 AM EDT
  • Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, center, is joined by her husband Mark Kelly, left, and Emily Nottingham, mother of shooting victim Gabe Zimmerman, listening to a speaker as they returned to the site of a shooting that left her critically wounded to urge key senators to support expanded background checks for gun purchases, Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz.

    Congress' first votes since the Newtown massacre see the Judiciary Committee advance tougher penalties on illegal arms sales.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 07, 2013, 5:26 PM EST
  • Removing radioactive waste from the nation's most contaminated nuclear site, in Washington State, has proven to be technologically vexing.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 08, 2013, 12:04 PM EST