Super PAC preparing for Clinton candidacy beefs up fund-raising wing

The group's name says it all: The "Ready For Hillary PAC" is increasingly its readiness for a possible future presidential bid from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

As Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage arguments, some debate GOP stance

As the justices of the Supreme Court now contemplate two same-sex marriage cases, and national polls show growing support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry, a debate has broken out over whether Republican presidential candidates in 2016 w

Life and death on the Bounty

The tall-ship crew enjoyed a life of adventure -- until the Bounty went down in Hurricane Sandy. Two deaths in the disaster have sparked an inquiry.

At least 19 dead in Tanzania building collapse

Two more bodies were pulled Saturday from the rubble of a 16-story building that collapsed Friday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, bringing the total to at least 19, an official said.

Mandela responding to treatment for pneumonia

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is breathing without difficulty in a hospital, where he is responding to treatment for pneumonia, the presidential spokesman said Saturday.

borg bugs and glow-in-the-dark cats: How we're engineering animals

A cyborg beetle or a pet fish engineered to glow under ultraviolet light might sound like something you'd see in a movie about the future. But if that's the case, then the future is here.

Gay marriage's corporate boosters

The Supreme Court is toiling over a decision on two landmark cases involving same-sex marriage. But many companies have already decided to support them.

U.S. Defense officials: North Korean threats are 'bellicose rhetoric'

North Korea's threatening rhetoric has reached a fever pitch, but the Pentagon and the South Korean government have said it's nothing new.

9/11 relatives seek to stop sifting of debris

Relatives of firefighters and others killed in the 9/11 attacks are urging New York state officials to step in and postpone the medical examiner's plans to sift through untouched debris for human remains.

Obama back on golf course after spending outcry from GOP

Nearly a month after forced spending cuts prompted some Republicans to call on President Barack Obama to cease his weekend golf outings, the commander-in-chief returned to the links for a springtime round Saturday.