Rick Downes' mission has brought him here, to the National Archives in suburban Washington, D.C. His goal: to find any records, information -- anything at all -- that would tell him what happened to his father.
Thousands of U.S. Korean War service members remain unaccounted for, but as Barbara Starr reports, the stats may change.
More than 180 chimpanzees, used in research testing for decades and set to be transferred from a New Mexico colony to a Texas research facility for possible use in further testing, will not be moved pending a review of the situation, officials said.
In his last day in office, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson refuses to pardon a legendary outlaw.
Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico will not pardon legendary Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid in the death of a law enforcement officer more than a century ago, he said Friday.
Beginning Saturday and continuing over the next few weeks, some of the nation's most prominent governors will be leaving office as a new crop of state chief executives are sworn in.
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie seeks to put to an end the presidential birth skeptic theories.
The governor of New Mexico has until Friday to decide whether to pardon one of the West's most infamous outlaws in the killing of a law enforcement officer.
Gov. Bill Richardson says North and South Korea were 'very close' to war when he arrived in North Korea last week.
The governor of New Mexico has received about 400 responses on a special website dedicated to answering a generations-old question: Should outlaw Billy the Kid get a pardon in the killing of a sheriff?
Tensions rippled across the Korean peninsula as South Korea geared up for its largest land and air winter drills on Thursday, maneuvers choreographed in the shadow of its reclusive tough-talking communist neighbor.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer is debriefed by CNN's Gloria Borger on his journey to North Korea with Gov. Bill Richardson.
North Korea says it will not retaliate against South Korean military exercises. CNN's Wolf Blitzer reports.
South Korea downplayed North Korea's decision to not follow through on threatened retaliation to its live-fire military drill this week as political maneuvering, according to a key South Korean military official.
Fresh off his trip as a private citizen to North Korea, Bill Richardson, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, called the trip to the isolated country a success.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer traveled with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on his mission to North Korea.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer reports from Pyongyang on Gov. Bill Richardson's impact on defusing new threats from North Korea.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer has been in Pyongyang, North Korea, covering New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's diplomatic talks with the North Koreans. He was the only journalist on Richardson's trip to North Korea. He spoke via phone Monday evening to CNN's Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.
North Korea did not retaliate as threatened Monday after a South Korean military exercise that it had warned could lead to war.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer reports on the latest meeting Gov. Bill Richardson had with North Korean officials.
North Korea has agreed to a series of actions, including the return of U.N. inspectors, following discussions with Bill Richardson, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Richardson said Monday.
A top North Korean general offered Sunday to help return the remains of several hundred U.S. troops killed during the Korean War, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said.
At Russia's urging, the U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Sunday morning aimed at defusing simmering tensions in the Korean peninsula.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Saturday he is concerned about escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula, where he is urging "maximum" restraint ahead of scheduled military exercises.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer says the Obama administration is concerned about South Korea's planned military exercises.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Friday that he had made some progress after wrapping up his first meeting with a North Korean government official.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he hopes to "to bring down the temperature in the Korean peninsula" during his trip to North Korea.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he hopes to "bring down the temperature" on the Korean Peninsula.
Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance. Here are some of the things you might have missed:
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson thinks Flo the chimpanzee needs a friend.
Democrats know they are going to lose congressional seats in the November elections. The question is what can they do to minimize the damage?
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is expected to leave Havana on Friday after a series of meetings with Cuban officials, including the country's foreign minister.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson wrapped up a week-long trade mission to Cuba Thursday, a trip in which he also pursued another goal -- bringing about the release of a jailed U.S. contractor.
Billy the Kid is dead and probably doesn't care, but a pardon for the cold-blooded killer may be in the offing.
U.S. airlines make billions of dollars in fees for check-on luggage, refreshments and other services formerly included in ticket prices, but consumers have a hard time figuring out how much they'll pay in total to fly, a congressional committee heard Wednesday.
The clock is ticking on a U.S. government decision to allow members of the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team to travel outside the United States on their own Haudenosaunee Confederacy, or Iroquois, passports.
Scott Rothstein, the politically connected lawyer and admitted mastermind of a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme, was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in federal prison.
CNN's Shasta Darlington reports on New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's week-long trip to Cuba.
The United States and Cuba should show some flexibility and take steps to improve relations, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Friday during a weeklong trade mission to the island nation.
North Korea believes it's owed bilateral talks with the United States after the communist government released two detained American journalists this month -- a notion that senior Obama administration officials quickly rejected on Wednesday.
Two top North Korean diplomats were traveling to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to hold talks with Gov. Bill Richardson, the governor's spokesman said.
The era when travelers will be able to catch a flight from New Mexico to outer space moved a step closer this week with the official start of construction of Spaceport America.
The families of two U.S. journalists sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in North Korea pleaded for clemency, urging the communist government to "show compassion" and release them.
Two American journalists who were detained in North Korea have been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Anderson Cooper talks to the families of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, two journalists who are being held in North Korea.
Observers have been barred from a trial for two American journalists who were detained while covering the plight of North Korean defectors living along the China-North Korea border, a U.S. State Department spokesman said.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill Wednesday repealing the death penalty in his state, his office confirmed.
President Obama announces Gary Locke is his latest nominee to lead the Commerce Department.
President Obama named former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as his nominee for commerce secretary Wednesday.
President Barack Obama named former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as his nominee for commerce secretary Wednesday.
President Barack Obama's pick for commerce secretary is likely to be former Washington Gov. Gary Locke, two administration sources told CNN Monday.
President Obama extended a political olive branch to the GOP on Tuesday, nominating Sen. Judd Gregg, R-New Hampshire, to head the Commerce Department.
President Obama has nominated Sen. Judd Gregg as secretary of the Commerce Department.
U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg won't take the job of commerce secretary in the Obama administration if his appointment would tip the Senate balance of power in favor of Democrats, the chamber's Republican leader said Sunday.
Barack Obama's presidential transition, already disrupted by the sudden withdrawal of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, may face another challenge in the confirmation hearings of his pick for attorney general.
Bill Richardson's withdrawal from his commerce secretary nomination Sunday didn't just leave a major gap in the new administration, but it also sorely disappointed Latinos who view the New Mexico governor as their most prominent representative.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is withdrawing his nomination to be commerce secretary, citing the distraction of a federal investigation into ties to a company that has done business with his state.
About four years ago, I wrote a column praising President Bush for appointing Latinos to the Cabinet as he began his second term. The most obvious example was Bush's decision to nominate Alberto Gonzales as attorney general, which many liberals would insist was a big mistake.
President-elect Obama nominates Gov. Bill Richardson to serve as Secretary of Commerce.
President-elect Barack Obama announced New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his pick for secretary of commerce on Wednesday, calling him a "leading economic diplomat for America."
President-elect Barack Obama plans to nominate New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to be secretary of Commerce, a Democratic source told CNN on Tuesday.
President-elect Barack Obama's transition team announced several key appointments to his communications team Saturday.
President-elect Barack Obama's potential Cabinet is beginning to take shape, as transition team aides say he is closing in on nominations for some of the posts.
CNN's Paul Steinhauser discusses the New York Times reports that Sen. Hillary Clinton accepted the call to be secretary of state.
President-elect Barack Obama has spoken with two former rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination about the secretary of state position in his administration, sources told CNN on Friday.
AC360's Anderson Cooper talks about what Sen. Hillary Clinton could gain by becoming Secretary of State.
The state's current governor, Bill Richardson, says he "likes the idea" of the actor running for office
CNN's Candy Crowley takes a look at clues surrounding the Obama and McCain running mate decisions.
In the run-up to the vice presidential announcements, a campaign stop is less about what's said than where it is; geography and choreography are clues.
Ed Henry discusses Sen. Barack Obama's process for selecting a vice presidential candidate.
With the Democratic convention just a week away, the countdown is on for Sen. Barack Obama to make his VP announcement.
Gov. Bill Richardson talks with Kiran Chetry about Sen. Barack Obama's vote on a controversial surveillance bill.
Sen. Barack Obama's vote for a federal surveillance law that he had previously opposed has sparked a backlash from his online advocates, who had energized his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Gov. Bill Richardson, a supporter of Sen. Barack Obama, discusses the war on terror and energy policy.
Sen. Barack Obama campaigns in New Mexico today with Gov. Bill Richardson.
President Hugo Chavez said Sunday he will try to facilitate the release of three Americans held captive by Colombia's largest rebel group -- even though he has lost contact with the guerrillas
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has agreed to re-engage Colombian rebels in an effort to win the release of three Americans who have been hostages in Colombia since 2003, Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico said.
Gov. Bill Richardson visits The Situation Room and defends his endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson sharply disputed that he made any promises to Bill Clinton about presidential endorsements, as Clinton reportedly has claimed.
Facing fire from some fellow Democrats for his decision to endorse Sen. Barack Obama, Gov. Bill Richardson said Sunday he still considers himself loyal to the family that helped make his political career.
Superdelegate Bill Richardson throws his weight behind Barack Obama. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.
Sen. Barack Obama's speech on race was a decisive factor in Bill Richardson's endorsement of his presidential bid, the New Mexico governor revealed Saturday.
You'll hear a lot about the Hispanic vote leading up to "Super Duper Tuesday" on February 5. That's when presidential primaries occur in 23 states, several with large Hispanic populations.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson pulls out of the race for the presidency.
If experience were the only qualification, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson would be a shoo-in for president.
Mike Huckabee needed incredible turnout from self-described evangelical voters Thursday to win Iowa. Hillary Clinton was counting on capturing the women's vote to carry the day.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux talks to Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson.
Too many of them -- in Congress and the presidential campaign -- still don't get national security
CNN hosted a Democratic debate Thursday evening on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. CNN.com users tuned in to see if Hillary Clinton would recover from the last Democratic debate and what questions, if any, would unravel the candidates this time.
A small but potent group of voters is feeling slighted after no-shows from the top candidates at a major conference
Only one candidate has agreed to the next Univision Spanish- language debate. Has the GOP given up on the Latino vote?
In politics, Hispanics are a bundle of contradictions.
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