Betty Ford, married to the late President Gerald R. Ford, was remembered Tuesday for her grace and being an advocate of women's rights.
The USA vs. France match in the Women’s World Cup Wednesday marks a clash between the old guard and one of the upstart nations that could reshape the game of women's soccer.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell proposes a 'last choice option' that would allow President Obama to raise the national debt ceiling without GOP support.
With Mitt Romney's rivals for the GOP presidential nomination trying to score points in the bitter debate over raising the debt ceiling, how wise is it for the frontrunner to try to remain above the fray?
Media watchdogs want the federal government to investigate Rupert Murdoch's media holdings in the US. The deeper question is whether US newspapers might be prone to similar behavior.
A House bill to roll back energy-efficiency standards that would phase out cheap but inefficient incandescent light bulbs by next year fell short of the supermajority it needed to pass Tuesday.
Law enforcement officials in Orange County say that so far there are no credible threats against Casey Anthony that require prosecution. No 'elaborate security protection' is planned.
A Republican member of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors wants his county and 12 others to secede from California and form the 51st state. His colleagues gave him an unenthusiastic go ahead Tuesday to explore the idea.
Debt ceiling pressures are mounting, as Republicans and Democrats both claim to have the right formula for closing the budget divide and raising the debt ceiling.
Nine Wisconsin senators are targets of recall elections, some of which got under way Tuesday. If Democrats pick up seats, it would signal a voter backlash against GOP Gov. Scott Walker and his tough stance toward labor unions.
Former presidents, politicians, and the family of former first lady Betty Ford gathered today in Palm Springs, Calif., to celebrate her life. Mrs. Ford, who died Friday, is remembered for her honest demeanor and dedication to equal rights. Since her husband's presidency, Betty Ford has passed the mantle of first lady to six other women. Here are the contributions each made:
French officials claim that emissaries from Muammar Qaddafi say he is ready to discuss a departure from power. But the Libya leader has put out such feelers before, only to withdraw or deny them.
A-Rod had surgery on Monday. Derek Jeter just came back from a stint on the disabled list. Jeter and A-Rod are among several MLB stars who will miss Tuesday night's Midsummer Classic.
Rumors that Obama might shelve Vice President Joe Biden are just that – rumors. But there are reasons, historically, that such rumors get started, usually rooted in a sense the president needs a reelection boost.
Ron Paul, saying he has more support than in his previous two bids for the White House, says he won't run for reelection to Congress so he can focus all his energy on his run for president.
An increasing number of Americans are concerned about the consequences of not raising the debt ceiling, according to a new poll. President Obama has been blunt about the consequences of default.
Human Rights Watch urges a criminal investigation of former President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and two others over their alleged authorization of torture of terrorism suspects after 9/11. The Obama administration has narrowed its probe to the deaths of two men in CIA custody.
51st state: thirteen conservative counties may look into separating from their blue state.
Rupert Murdoch's troubles in the UK could spread throughout his global media empire, say experts. A lawsuit filed Monday in Delaware may be just the beginning.
Former CIA chief Leon Panetta, now secretary of Defense, is assessing the US military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan and how to bring them to a successful end.