The deficit-reduction 'super committee' has nine days to get the nation’s fiscal house in order. The closed-door sessions have produced a surprise – the revival of a nearly defunct bipartisan center.
Some constituents are growing edgy about the uncertainty surrounding the political career of Gabby Giffords, and potential challengers are beginning to set eyes on the 2012 election.
Whether Occupy Wall Street protesters can reestablish their encampment in Zuccotti Park is the topic of a court hearing Tuesday. New York police cleared the park overnight, amid health and safety concerns.
Joe Frazier funeral: Former boxing champions paid their respects to Frazier in Philadelphia on Monday. Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes both attended the Joe Frazier funeral.
Democrat Nancy Pelosi was put in the spotlight by a '60 Minutes' report on insider trading by Congress. What do Nancy Pelosi's purchases of Visa stock show?
An Army pilot program is putting smart phones in the hands of soldiers as a warfighting tool. But the project challenges traditional Army command culture as well as the military industry.
Penn State scandal: Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky gave his first interview Monday and denied he's a pedophile. Sandusky admitted to showering and touching boys.
A petition drive to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin officially begins Tuesday. The recall drive is part of the continued fallout from Wisconsin's collective-bargaining law.
Citing health and safety concerns, New York police evicted Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning. Some 70 Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested.
Occupy Oakland protestors have been cleared out and police are on guard to keep them from re-establishing any encampments.
Chelsea Clinton will be taking on a more public role as a reporter for NBC's 'Making a Difference' series.
For a second time, Occupy Oakland has lost its downtown camp to a police sweep, but how firmly the battle lines are being drawn, and what it means for the wider movement, is still not clear.
With billions of dollars at its disposal, the Pentagon is one of the incubators of technological innovation in the US. Here's a look at five new items of military technology that could add a little more James Bond to America's warfighters.
Public expectations are low that Congress's 'super committee' can strike a deal to shrink huge US deficit, polls show. But Congress's image is likely to take another hit if gridlock again prevails.
The number of American students who study abroad has been climbing steadily, more than tripling in the last two decades. The need to compete in a globalized world is one reason.
International students flocked to US colleges and universities in record numbers in the 2010-11 academic year. The number surged nearly 5 percent over the previous year, reaching 723,277, according to the latest annual "Open Doors" report by the Institute of International Education and the State Department. The jump suggests a global hunger for the cachet and opportunity afforded by an American college education – despite the high cost to families and foreign governments. Foreign students contribute more than $21 billion to the US economy in tuition costs, book-buying, and living expenses – making higher education a top US service-sector export, the report finds. The makeup of international students in the US is changing in some surprising ways. Here are five.
Penn State legend Joe Paterno, ousted from his coaching post over the child sex-abuse scandal, has hired a criminal defense lawyer. Legal experts say the investigation isn't over and it makes sense.
Gloria Cain will appear on Fox News Monday night to defend her husband, who has been accused of sexual harassment. Gloria Cain could change the momentum or be 'too little, too late.'
The announcement from the US Supreme Court about considering the health-care law was greeted across the ideological spectrum as a positive development – but for different reasons.
GOP polls show big gains for Newt Gingrich, ranking ahead of or even with Mitt Romney. One of the GOP polls cites Gingrich's 'amazing comeback.' The other notes he would lose to Obama in a head-to-head matchup.