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US: CIA thwarts new al-Qaida underwear bomb plot

Terror threat

Posted: 05/07/2012 - The would-be suicide bomber was told to buy a ticket on the airliner of his choosing and decide the timing of the attack. It's not immediately clear what happened to the would-be bomber.

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Soldiers finish unique mission, return to Fort Gordon

Fort Gordon's main gate.

Updated: 04/23/2012 - The mission they've just completed is reminiscent of the old Chinese proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

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SKorea says Pyongyang has fired long-range rocket

Updated: 04/12/2012 - North Korea had announced it was planning the launch of an observation satellite to celebrate Sunday's centennial of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder.

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Wife defends soldier accused in Afghan rampage

Afghanistan

Posted: 03/26/2012 - Bales says her husband had no nightmares or any other signs of PTSD, and says she didn't ask him about the accusations when she spoke to him on the phone.

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Strong earthquake shakes northern Japan

Earthquake

Updated: 03/14/2012 - The epicenter was about 146 miles (235 kilometers) south of Kushiro, Japan, on Hokkaido, Japan's northern island. It was a relatively shallow 16 miles (26 kilometers) from the ocean floor.

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Afghan delegation attacked at site of US killings

Afghanistan

Posted: 03/13/2012 - A U.S. soldier has been detained in connection with Sunday's shooting rampage that left 16 civilians dead in the villages of Balandi and Alkozai in Panjwai district of Kandahar province.

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Obama: Afghan shooting is 'heartbreaking'

Afghanistan

Posted: 03/12/2012 - A U.S. staff sergeant is accused of wandering off his base to two nearby villages and shooting them in the middle of the night.

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Japan marks somber anniversary of disaster

CBS News and News 12: Disaster in Japan coverage

Updated: 03/12/2012 - The tsunami also knocked out the vital cooling systems at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, causing meltdowns at three reactors and spewing radiation into the air.

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UPDATE: Obama sends letter of apology after Quran burning

Barack Obama

Posted: 02/23/2012 - According to the statement, Obama wrote: "The error was inadvertent; I assure you that we will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible."

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Divers in Italy report finding 4 more ship bodies

Memorial candles

Updated: 02/22/2012 - The Concordia struck a reef near the Tuscan island of Giglio on Jan. 13 and capsized. Seventeen bodies from the ship have been found and 15 others listed as still missing.

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Marie Colvin, war reporter, dies in Syria

Memorial candles

Posted: 02/22/2012 - Colvin was known for focusing on the plight of women and children in wartime. In an interview with the BBC Tuesday, she vividly recounted the death of an infant in Syria.

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Julian Assange says he's launching TV chat show

WikiLeaks

Posted: 01/24/2012 - WikiLeaks referred queries about the series to the hitherto obscure Quick Roll Productions, whose website appears to have been created only about two weeks ago.

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