Connor Johnson has been obsessed with space since the age of 3, and his petition to the president to save NASA needs some help
China calls for 'de-Americanized world' not dependent on the dollar as a reserve currency
Republicans and Democrats continue to blame each other as shutdown crisis worsens
Not all government functions will simply evaporate — Social Security cheques will still get mailed, and hospitals will stay open. But many federal agencies will send their employees home, from the Environmental Protection Agency to hundreds of national parks. Here’s a look at how a shutdown will work.
Two prisoners will be transferred out of the controversial prison to Algeria if plans go ahead
Brotherhood warns of 'civil war' if generals launch expected crackdown
Each profession has a handful of ground-breakers, and for American journalism, Helen Thomas was one of them. When she set out, women were confined to writing about family, fashion and tips on cooking. By the end she was the uncontested doyenne of the White House press corps, traditionally the summit of the trade.
Huawei responds, calling allegations 'tired' and 'unsubstantiated'
Direct communication between the superpowers was never established with a direct, dedicated phone line, it has emerged.
Israel however is sceptical Rouhani will usher in change
Appointment seen as a resounding vote of confidence from the President after US ambassador to UN was lambasted by Republicans for her role in the Benghazi controversy
The inventor of the Gif file has revealed that the world has been mispronouncing his creation.
But PM said it was unlikely it would lead to British troops on the ground
Chuck Hagel and John Kerry reveal nerve gas has been used – but they will not invade for now
Hollywood heroes Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart dropped in to see British troops last night, ahead of a special screening of their new movie.
Barack Obama is to forgo 5 per cent of his official salary in a move designed to show common cause with government workers hit by the so-called sequestration – budget cuts that are eliminating overtime for some and forcing others to take an unpaid leave of absence.