Obama arrives in Japan to begin week-long Asia visit

Obama, who is making the first state visit to Japan by a U.S. president since former president Bill Clinton, arrived at Haneda International Airport shortly before 7 p.m. local time and was to have a private dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits.

Republicans in NC's Senate race trade few hits

The candidate in North Carolina's Republican Senate primary with backing from the party's Washington establishment came under little direct criticism Tuesday night as his top rivals had their first real chance to challenge him face to face.

New Jersey panel orders testimony on traffic jams

A New Jersey legislative committee has ordered current and former aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie and two officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to testify in the committee's probe of politically motivated traffic jams last year near the George Washington Bridge.