CIA Director John Brennan defended his agency's actions after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and said while it is "unknowable" whether the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques against terrorism suspects provided useful information, the agency did not mislead the Bush White House about its activities.
Top U.N. officials are talking about prosecution for U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture of terror suspects in the years that followed the 9/11 attacks.
The CIA "provided inaccurate information to the White House, Congress, the Justice Department, the CIA inspector general, the media and the American public," about the interrogation techniques it used on terror suspects, a long-held Senate Intelligence Committee report finds.
More details are trickling in out about this weekend's failed attempt to rescue American photojournalist Luke Somers from his al-Qaida captors in Yemen.
President Obama named Ashton Carter, a former No. 2 Pentagon official, as his pick to succeed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
President Obama is likely to nominate Ashton Carter as his next secretary of defense, CNN, The Associated Press, The Washington Post and The New York Times are reporting.
More than a dozen people protesting a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown have been arrested outside of the Ferguson Police Department.
The so-called Islamic State has released a new video purporting to show the beheading of Peter Kassig, an American aid worker in Syria who was kidnapped in 2013.
For Veterans Day, we turn to three local World War II Navy veterans, who survived the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945.
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford says his office is trying to reunite veterans and their families with lost military medals, ribbons, dog tags and paperwork left in unclaimed safe-deposit boxes.