Doctors treating the blood clot suffered by the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, revealed on Monday that it is located in a vein between her brain and skull.
The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, has been admitted to hospital after doctors found a blood clot related to a concussion she suffered earlier this month.
President Barack Obama has demanded that Senate leaders strike a fiscal cliff deal by Sunday to avert the looming US economic crisis, or face a vote based solely on his own measures.
Former president George Bush Sr is in "good spirits" amid signs of recovering health, even singing with doctors and nurses treating him at a Houston hospital, his spokesman said on Friday.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday notified Congress that the U.S. is going to hit the debt ceiling on New Year's Eve.
General Norman Schwarzkopf who commanded allied forces in the 1991 Gulf War has died at the age of 78 in Tampa, Florida.
An upstate New York newspaper's decision to publish the names and addresses of all handgun permit holders in two counties has prompted a fierce internet backlash.
Two volunteer firefighters were shot dead on Monday by a convicted killer who lay in wait after setting a house alight to lure them to the scene.
President Barack Obama has been accused by a senior Republican of being eager to take the US over the fiscal cliff for political gain, as Washington edges closer to a year-end deadline with no deal in sight.
Barack Obama left Washington with his family for a Christmas break in Hawaii on Friday night, an acknowledgment that weeks of negotiation over the economy's looming crisis had ground to a halt.
"It's a common thing," says Balvinder Kaur Saund, a Labour councillor for the London Borough of Redbridge and chair of the Sikh Women's Alliance, "to walk through an estate in (some parts of east London) and young boys throw stones and shout 'Taliban' at you. I have seen that myself."
America was reeling on Saturday from one of the worst school shootings in its history as fresh details emerged about a massacre that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults.
The main beneficiary of Susan Rice's withdrawal from the race for secretary of state is John Kerry, who takes on the mantle of frontrunner for the most prestigious job in the administration – other than the presidency.
The Obama administration has invited the head of the newly recognised Syrian rebel coalition, Moaz al-Khatib, to Washington as the US attempts to build a sympathetic administration to slot into place and keep hostile Islamist forces at bay when President Bashar al-Assad falls.