A Washington teenager was on the phone with her mother as she hiked alone on a mountain in Alaska, saying she was nervous about the slippery terrain before her mother heard a scream, and then silence. The 18-year-old had fallen 30 feet from a cliff.
House GOP Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss has sent shockwaves through Capitol Hill, with sources warning that the historic upset could have a "destabilizing" effect on party leadership and sideline key legislation.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel staunchly defended the prisoner swap of five Taliban leaders for American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, during the first public hearing on the controversial trade since it was executed nearly two weeks ago.