Robocop statue: Mayor Dave Bing tweeted that the Robocop statue is not in his plans, but that only fueled the fire on Twitter.
Bill Murray and D.A. Points win at Pebble Beach: Bill Murray may be a jokester but he wasn't kidding when he and D.A. Points accepted the winning trophy at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
In a policy address, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls Internet freedom of expression a vital agent of change. But security is still important, she adds, calling WikiLeaks documents 'stolen.'
President Obama's proposed $3.7 trillion dollar federal government budget works some economic magic, from disappearing programs to mystery funding sources. Here’s a look at five key head-scratchers in the 2012 budget:
President Obama on Tuesday chastised Iran for seeking to stifle protesters with beatings and tear gas. Some critics say he needs to act more forcefully against Iran's theocratic government.
California cities are adopting 'crash taxes' that fine out-of-town motorists who are found at fault in accidents that require a response from emergency personnel. The fines can exceed $2,700.
Critics complain that President Obama's federal budget doesn't trim entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid. But Obama said that reform will come about through bipartisan negotiation.
Among the 15 Presidential Medal of Freedom winners presented with the highest US civilian award at the White House Tuesday are two sports greats, Bill Russell and Stan Musial. Russell led the Boston Celtics to 11 NBA championships and became the first black head coach of a major US sport when he replaced Red Auerbach in 1966. Musial, known as “Stan the Man” to his legion of fans, was a first-ballot Baseball Hall of Famer after compiling 3,630 hits and 475 home runs during 22 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. Russell and Musial join 11 other former sports stars in this exclusive company. Take this quiz to see if you can identify the others.
Since 1979, Egypt has averaged $2 billion a year in US aid. Lately, the military has received at least half that, using it to cover most of its weapons purchases.
Homeland security budget dollars are critical to protecting large US metropolitan areas, like New York City. The proposed fiscal year 2012 federal budget for homeland security would see significant dollars headed to the Big Apple.
Membership in the Westminster Kennel Club is 'by invitation only,' says a spokesman. That's OK. Fido and Spot didn't want to compete in the Westminster Dog Show 2011 anyway.
A report on 'Patronage, Cronyism and Criminality' in Chicago is released in the waning days of the campaign. The next mayor, the authors say, has the power to end the city's scourge.
Critics claim that the federal budget proposed by President Obama does nothing to tackle the structural causes of the deficit. Others counter that the time might not be right to go to battle over the deficit commission's findings.
At $553 billion, the Pentagon budget is $13 billion less than expected. But it is still up from last year, and many of the biggest planned cuts are in the uncertain future.
The Obama budget proposal for 2012 includes significant funding increases for scientific research and science education. But some supporters of an innovation agenda say it isn't ambitious enough.
Donald Trump told the CPAC gathering last week that Rep. Ron Paul had zero chance of being elected president. Paul hit back Monday. Who wins the presidential tale of the tape?
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) puts in hours and hours of overtime coordinating figures as it prepares the president's budget.
It seems Valentine's Day, when 10 percent of all marriage proposals take place, is one of the few constants in the institution of marriage. Fifty years ago, marriage was between a man and a woman barely into their twenties, of the same race and social class, till death did them part. But marriage today is wildly different. In increasing numbers, Americans no longer feel the need to marry to have sex, have a baby, or even to have financial stability. In short, Americans are redefining what marriage is and why they marry. Here are seven marriage trends in the US.
The Westminster Dog Show in New York draws nearly 2,500 entrants a year, with handlers spending as much as $1 million a year on a single dog. Here are the dogs who won Best in Show in each of the past five years.
Obama's $3.7 trillion budget proposal would produce a $1.1 trillion deficit for fiscal 2012 – less than this year’s projected deficit of $1.65 trillion. Republicans, predictably, call for more spending cuts.