More illegal immigrants moving beyond the border states to follow jobs and a lack of federal immigration reform has some states and communities coming up with their own enforcement policies – written or not.
Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck from Stanford on Saturday night, becoming the first Baylor player to take home college football's most famous trophy.
Tim Tebow is many things to many people, in part because he has sparked a national conversation about religion's place in American life. Call it the Tim Tebow culture wars.
In the crucial Iowa debate, Newt Gingrich came across as steady and principled, flexible or unwavering as he saw the need. The one major gaffe was Mitt Romney's $10,000 challenge to Rick Perry.
Disrupted by police, Occupy movements in several major cities now mobilize largely during daytime hours or through marches designed around specific issues. Some are aligning with local community groups, churches, and unions.
Whether it's the state's shaky finances, its recent tax hike or strict gun laws, downstate Illinois knows it can always vent its frustration by blaming Chicago.
Virginia State Police say Ross Truett Ashley, a part-time student at a nearby college, killed Virginia Tech police officer Deriek Crouse before taking his own life. An emergency system sent alerts out seven minutes after the shooting.
In an interview on the Jewish Channel cable network, GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said Palestinians are an “invented” people. He also said he might grant clemency to Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard.
A conflict that was supposed to be a quick in-and-out operation lasted nearly nine years – and has left a deep imprint on the policy of American intervention.
Republicans are blocking the appointment of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Obama says he won't back down on his effort to protect middle-class Americans from deceptive business practices and prevent another financial meltdown.
The case involves four new congressional seats and the rising political clout of Latinos in Texas, a state with a history of racial discrimination. Republicans say a map redrawn by a panel of federal judges usurps the role of elected officials.
As front-runner in the Republican presidential nominating race, Newt Gingrich is a natural target for critics. At this point, it's mainly conservatives and fellow Republicans questioning his character and leadership qualities.
An Iraqi-Canadian who allegedly helped run a terror recruitment network from Canada was indicted Friday by a Brooklyn grand jury with aiding in the 2009 killing of 5 Americans in Mosul.
The NBA rejected a trade to send superstar Chris Paul from small-market New Orleans to the Los Angeles Lakers. In doing so, the league apparently made some small-market owners happy.
Along with naming rights, Stephen Colbert wants to place a referendum on the South Carolina GOP primary ballot asking voters to decide if 'corporations are people,' or if 'only people are people.'
House Republicans now have their own extended unemployment benefits plan, but with reforms to satisfy conservatives, including drug testing, job training, and shorter terms of eligibility.
US officials privately confirm that a super-secret RQ-170 drone has fallen into Iran's hands. Now they want to know what brought it down and how valuable is the loss.
The Virginia Tech shooting showed that the university has learned important lessons since the 2007 massacre. Virginia Tech quickly sent alerts campuswide via Twitter, e-mail, and text.
House Republicans offer their plan for extending the payroll tax cut for US workers. A sweetener to get conservatives on board: the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which Obama wants to delay.
A gunman firing at cars in Hollywood was fatally shot Friday by Los Angeles police.