A closer look: Shelling of Ukraine appears to be anything but random

A closer at imagery released by U.S. indicates that the attack, if carried out by the Russians, could mark a significant escalation in their involvement in the region.

Afghanistan may have lost track of more than 200,000 weapons

Afghanistan may have lost track of more than 200,000 weapons

Lost paperwork, handwritten inventories and missing heavy machine guns.

U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya, citing militia violence

U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya, citing militia violence

The decision comes after clashes between rival groups in the capital heated up in recent days.

Without visas for newly adopted kids, family waits in China

Without visas for newly adopted kids, family waits in China

A computer glitch in the U.S. State Department database has slowed processing worldwide.

Authorities struggle as new communication services grow

Industry says law enforcement already has the tools it needs as companies resist wiretap demands.

4 senators worry about NSA surveillance of Americans

4 senators worry about NSA surveillance of Americans

The senators tell intelligence chief their concerns about NSA collection of Americans’ e-mails, phone calls.

Afghan teen gets 7.5 years for killing 3 Marines

The victims’ families expressed surprise and anger that the assailant was tried as a juvenile.

NSA Secrets

FILE - This June 6, 213 file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The NSA has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the intelligence agency broad new powers in 2008, The Washington Post reports. In one case, telephone calls from Washington were intercepted when the city's area code was confused with the dialing code for Egypt.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Revelations and reaction

The National Security Agency has been forced to respond to unprecedented disclosures about its surveillance programs. Those programs have been assailed as a violation of privacy rights by critics and defended as critical to U.S. national security by intelligence officials. Explore our coverage.

U.S. could do more to intercept militants, Pakistan says

A Pakistani official says U.S. forces in Afghanistan should ‘not permit these people to disappear.’

Video: Medal of Honor recipient’s gavel goes flying at NYSE

Video: Medal of Honor recipient’s gavel goes flying at NYSE

Former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts rang the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The gavel never stood a chance.

Post reporter appears to have been detained in Iran

Post reporter appears to have been detained in Iran

It is unclear who may have detained Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian and three others, paper says.

Marine to face desertion charges (again)

Marine to face desertion charges (again)

Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun is being held at Camp Lejeune, N.C., because he is considered a flight risk.