Google Takes Aim at Microsoft, Introduces OS

Google Inc. is working on a new operating system for inexpensive computers in a daring attempt to wrest away Microsoft Corp.'s long-running control over people's computing experience.

'Innocent' Detainees Might Not Go Free

Obama administration says it could imprison non-U.S. citizens at Gitmo indefinitely even if they've been acquitted

China President Hu Leaves G8 Early Amid Rioting

China's president cut short a G8 summit trip to hurry home Wednesday after ethnic tensions soared in Xinjiang territory, with sobbing Muslim women scuffling with riot police and Chinese men with steel pipes and meat cleavers rampaging through the str

Federal Web Sites Knocked Out by Cyber Attack

A widespread and unusually resilient computer attack that began July 4 knocked out the Web sites of several government agencies, including some that are responsible for fighting cyber crime, The Associated Press has learned.

Federal Buildings Fail Security Test

Report says bomb-making materials snuck into federal buildings, past police agency charged with security

Cracking the Whip

Obama's chief of staff works with skeptical House Democrats to craft legislation to reform health care

Fiery Conn. Standoff Ends With Husband's Surrender

An advertising executive who snatched his ex-wife from a parking lot, held her hostage for hours during a standoff with police and then refused to leave their burning home finally surrendered when flames made their way to the basement where he was hi

Endangered Species' DNA to Be Stored at NYC Museum

Officials of the American Museum of Natural History and the U.S. National Park Service signed an agreement for samples from endangered species in America's parks to be added to the museum's existing DNA collection.