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.
The parents of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who committed suicide last year, talk about supporting young people who face bullying.
The incident prompted a lockdown of the Virginia Tech campus on Thursday and revived memories of a gunman's 2007 rampage that left 33 people dead in one of the worst shooting incidents in US history.
Billionaire and reality show host Donald Trump is scheduled to moderate a Republican presidential debate. But only Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have agreed to participate.
Two protesters were arrested after police said they moved a tent into a street and refused to move, blocking traffic. But there were no other serious confrontations between the demonstrators and supporters who gathered at the site as the deadline loomed.
Newt Gingrich is 'too crazy' or 'too impulsive' to be president, according to the Romney campaign – and the GOP establishment. Will that tactic work?