Details of the US debt and deficit talks have been mostly secret, fueling concerns on both sides of the aisle that their leaders will compromise party values or give away too much.
Republican 'Super PAC' American Crossroads aims to spend $120 million during Election 2012, a level it says it needs to compete with big dollars raised by President Obama. However, Chairman Mike Duncan and President Steven Law won't weigh in for any candidate during the GOP primary.
Seeing peril from a UN vote in September on Palestinian statehood, the Mideast Quartet is seeking a way to bring Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table, which has sat empty for months.
Congressional leaders meet with President Obama at the White House Sunday evening. The $4 trillion deficit-reduction package is off the table, so how much will they be able to accomplish?
Failure to reach at least a modest debt deal could signal to investors that the US government is in a state of chaos and uncertainty. That could make the nation's jobs problem still worse.
Will and Kate are visiting southern California this weekend. Will found time to play polo, but their loaded itinerary had little room for meeting Americans. Want to pencil in some mingling?
To NASA workers and shuttle fans, Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" as Atlantis's Saturday wakeup call was a wistful tribute to a vehicle that has been the leading symbol of America's space program.
New York Yankee Derek Jeter jolted himself into history Saturday, homering off Tampa Bay ace David Price to notch his 3,000th hit. He became the 28th major leaguer to hit the milestone.
Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees has become the 28th major leaguer to reach the 3,000 hit plateau. Other former Yankees have reached the milestone, but Jeter is the first to do it as a member of the franchise. Test your knowledge of Jeter's career in pinstripes.
Long the "third rail" of politics, Social Security has emerged as a part of bipartisan talks aimed at stabilizing America's public debt. Will it finally be restructured to reflect today’s economy?
With Will and Kate visiting Los Angeles this weekend, the paparazzi will be clamoring for a signature photo. But local law enforcement officials have an array of laws to rein them in.
For many young people, cooking is the hot new trend – becoming at once theater, entertainment, self-definition, status, and creative expression. Why Millennials wield spatulas and smoked paprika.
We're becoming a nation of food fanatics, signing up for cooking classes, turning into gourmets in the kitchen, and making dining in or out the equivalent of a cultural event. Is America the new France?
On his first trip to Afghanistan as Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta offered an upbeat assessment. "We're within reach of strategically defeating Al Qaeda," he said.
With the White House preparing for negotiations Sunday over a deal on raising the debt ceiling, House Democrats say they will not support cuts in Social Security or Medicare benefits.
Former first lady Betty Ford's triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center in California. Mrs. Ford passed on Friday.
Royal newlyweds William and Kate have a busy, business-first itinerary for their three-day visit to southern California, which begins Friday. If they had asked us, we’d have given them these 10 tips for how to savor the SoCal experience. For every obvious tourist gambit, we’ve thrown in some insider info about where to pan for the best Angeleno cultural gold.
The unemployment numbers also energize a sparring match between the Obama administration and Republicans over who has policies that deserve voter support in 2012.
Several civil-rights groups sued the state of Alabama Friday to block what some observers say is the toughest anti-illegal-immigration law to date. Among other things, it mandates that primary and secondary schools check residency status of students. Federal lawsuits have now been filed against the five states that have passed such laws during the past 15 months. The rulings that have come down, which have all been against the laws, have been appealed by the states' attorneys general in the hope that the Supreme Court will take up the issue. Here is the legal state of play for all five state laws:
Adults behaving badly in 'The Hangover' led to the runaway hit of 2009, and studios paid attention, bringing the Summer of Bad to a multiplex near you. 'Horrible Bosses' opens Friday.