As Japan brings radiation into daily headlines, a new report from biomedical researchers finds that full-body scanners emit 'extremely small' doses of radiation, posing very little health risk to fliers.
President Obama wants Qaddafi out, but doesn't want to use military operations to do it. How that tension plays out could determine the success of the mission.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will decide whether 1.5 million women can form a 'class' that faced the same injury – in this case, gender-based discrimination by Wal-Mart – or not.
Donald Trump has apparently embraced the 'birther' idea – that President Obama was not born in the US – but his motivation remains unclear.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday challenging an Arizona campaign-finance law that tries to guarantee competitive races. The court appeared split on the case.
Radiation has been detected in the air or water in 13 states, but 'far below levels of public health concern.' Rainwater is called safe to drink. Massachusetts is monitoring milk supply.
Facebook has already quadrupled its Washington team since 2009 and hired a top lobbying firm. Former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs would give Facebook another man with connections.
Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba on Monday for a three-day visit. The case of Maryland-based contractor Alan Gross is expected to be a topic of discussion between Cuban officials and former President Jimmy Carter.
Arnold Palmer Invitational came two weeks before the Masters. Scotsman Martin Laird said the Arnold Palmer Invitational was good preparation for the new season's first major.
The contaminated pools in the reactor turbine buildings have created a tough new challenge for officials trying to contain the Japan nuclear crisis. The source of radioactivity is a mystery.
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) makes its NCAA Final Four debut after a thorough drubbing of top seed Kansas Sunday. The VCU Rams will be joined in Houston by Kentucky, Connecticut, and Butler.
Bronx Zoo cobra: A roughly 20-inch-long Egyptian cobra — a highly venomous species of snake — has been unaccounted for since Friday afternoon, zoo officials have said.
Three Mile Island: 30 people gathered early Monday outside the nuclear plant near Harrisburg for a vigil to remember the worst commercial nuclear power plant accident in U.S. history.
Flip-flopping is an old charge in the rough-and-tumble world of politics. Mitt Romney has some explaining to do about health care, and Newt Gingrich seems to have back-flipped on Libya.
Secretary of Defense Gates and Secretary of State Clinton say the US-led military action in Libya is going well. But while Libya is not a 'vital interest,' the US could be there for months.
Arizona seeks to level the political playing field by helping finance some political candidates in a match of funds raised privately by opposing candidates. Does that chill free speech?
In a now-familiar scene, thousands of union supporters gathered in Madison, Wisconsin, Saturday to protest – this time against Republicans publishing an anti-union law despite a restraining order. So, have unions officially lost collective bargaining power or not?
The Federal Aviation Administration is revamping tower procedures after an air traffic controller nodded off, forcing two pilots to land on their own at night. Controller fatigue is a concern.
Geraldine Ferraro, who passed on Saturday, broke political ground when she ran for the vice presidency on the Democratic ticket with Walter Mondale in 1984. They lost to Reagan-Bush, but she inspired a generation of women to go into politics.