In the states, the battle over gay marriage is gathering steam. Federal judges have preempted local efforts toward legal gay marriage in some states, while activists in other states are gearing up for ballot measures. One state may be moving toward a stronger defense of traditional marriage. Here's the state-by-state rundown.
Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, no longer urgently needs federal superstorm Sandy dollars. So, with GOP presidential primaries ahead, he's buffing up his bona fides as a Republican, including attacks on ex-buddy Obama.
Michelle Obama and Laura Bush shared a stage Tuesday at the African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania. They smiled and joked while also highlighting the importance of strengthening women.
Sanford police Detective Doris Singleton, a prosecution witness in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, said he did not show any anger or ill-will toward Trayvon Martin during questioning after the shooting.
Sarah Palin is no fan of immigration reform – at least, not since supporting it as a member of John McCain's presidential ticket in 2008. But the chances of her actually quitting the party over it? Remote.
As he wraps up his Africa tour, Obama will rendezvous with ex-President George W. Bush in Tanzania Tuesday to mark the 1998 US Embassy bombing there. But Bush's conference on empowering African women is the main draw.
19 firefighters killed: More died battling this wildfire than have died fighting any other US wildfire in 80 years. Prior to this, the number of on-duty firefighter deaths had fallen to historic lows the past two years.