John Kerry faces hearing for secretary of state post, armed with bipartisan support

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Nine years after his presidential bid ended in defeat, John Kerry's political career could take a major turn Thursday during his hearing to become the next secretary of state.

GOP chief plans major overhaul to party

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The chair, perhaps the most famous chair in political history, stands in the office of a large, nondescript cement building just a stone's throw away from the U.S. Capitol.

Broken limbs, torn lives in northern Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (CNN) -- There's no shortage of harrowing stories of life under Islamist militants in northern Mali. Public floggings for smoking a cigarette. Brutal beatings for working as a radio journalist. Broken limbs. Broken hearts.

Price of postage will increase, beginning on Sunday

The price of stamps will be going up one cent this weekend.

Why Kachin conflict threatens Myanmar peace

HONG KONG (CNN) -- High in a rugged, mountainous region in Myanmar's north, the country's army remains locked in a conflict that seems to contradict the image of a nation committed to abandoning its brutal past. Days after a government-ordered cea

North Korea says new nuclear test will be part of fight against U.S.

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- North Korea said Thursday that it plans to carry out a new nuclear test and more long-range rocket launches, all of which it said are a part of a new phase of confrontation with the United States. The North's National D

3 Canadians aboard plane missing in Antarctica

(CNN) -- A plane carrying three Canadians across Antarctica is unaccounted for, and inclement weather is impeding the search for the aircraft, New Zealand officials said.

Facebook's mobile app dominated in 2012

(CNN) -- Facebook and Google are battling it out to dominate your smartphone time and, for now, Facebook is winning.

Justin Timberlake to perform at Super Bowl event

(CNN) -- With his new single selling well, Justin Timberlake is easing back into performing. The actor/musician will be a special guest at DirecTV's pre-Super Bowl "Super Saturday Night" event on February 2, which will be co-hosted by Mark Cuban.

Charges may be filed in Tuesday crash that killed a Killeen man

Charges may be filed against the man responsible for a crash that lead to the death of a Killeen man.