The shuttle launch represents a bookend of sorts for Endeavour: It carried the first US segment of the space station in 1998 and it will deliver the last US piece of major hardware now. The Obama family will be among the more than 500,000 viewers.
Americans who watched the royal wedding coverage say they appreciated the elegance and traditions of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge.
President Obama travels to Alabama Friday to see first-hand the impact of tornadoes whose casualty toll across six states rises to 319.
The Indiana legislature has passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. Gov. Mitch Daniels (R), a moderate with potential presidential aspirations, must decide whether to sign it.
Royal wedding pageantry around William and Kate's big day is here, and men and women are focusing on different aspects. But the appeal of the basic story line means both will be watching.
President Obama's new national security team, headed by Leon Panetta and General David Petraeus, has a wealth of experience. But it faces major challenges, especially in Afghanistan.
The massive tornado that cut through Tuscaloosa, Ala., also made it to this rural valley, crushing houses and tossing cars. Somehow, Cathy Studdard survived to tell the tale.
The Portland Trail Blazers hope to fight off elimination by the Dallas Mavericks tonight in Game Six of their best-of-seven NBA Western Division playoff series at Portland's Rose Garden Arena. 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, TNT.
Fascinated by the royal wedding? Relax, you’re not alone – and this is nothing new. American love of all-things-English reaches back centuries.
Connecticut resident Tanya McDowell is charged with intentionally enrolling her son in the wrong school district. But homeless advocates wonder why the son has now changed schools, since federal law is supposed to protect his 'best educational interest.'
Donald Trump has ridden far on the ‘birther’ issue. But some strategists have their doubts that he can withstand sustained scrutiny by primary voters.
Tea Party Express's Amy Kremer, at a Monitor breakfast on April 5, discussed the wisdom of endorsing candidates and whether to target House Speaker John Boehner for defeat in 2012.
The largest construction site at the White House in nearly 60 years has officials complaining about noise and the press corps conjecturing about what's really being built.
US Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue sat down at an April 8 Monitor breakfast to discuss President Obama, the chamber's role in the 2012 election, and how he sees the US surviving as a major economic power.
The death toll from Wednesday's tornado outbreak across the South is now likely to top 200, with at least 131 fatalities in Alabama. Gov. Robert Bentley defends the state's preparedness.
A massive thunderstorm front spawned 137 tornadoes, killed at least 180 people, and mangled sections of Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Huntsville, Ala., on Wednesday. April is now one of the most violent weather months in the region in decades.
With US increasingly vulnerable to cyberespionage, a Justice Department report finds that many agents attached to the FBI's elite cyber unit lack the skills to investigate such cases.
The lavish wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William comes as reality TV is fueling the appetite for 'perfect' (and expensive) weddings in the US. But most people can't afford them.
Leon Panetta, currently CIA director, is a close ally of Vice President Biden. But political realities could prevent him from adopting Mr. Biden's stance on US troops in Afghanistan.