The Taliban announced the opening of a political office in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday and said they were prepared to talk, raising hopes for a break in long-stalled peace efforts.
| In a speech in Berlin on Wednesday, the President Obama will resume a drive toward disarmament that had been largely shunted aside.
A long-awaited analysis by the Congressional Budget Office found that the benefits of an increase in legal residents would outweigh the costs.
| A government-backed fishery program meant to help impoverished Alaskans has made some villages haves and others have-nots.
| In the first few days of testimony in the criminal trial of James (Whitey) Bulger, who is charged with racketeering and murder, witnesses discussed the concepts of honor and loyalty.