The Food Safety Modernization Act has riled everyone from liberal 'locavores' to conservative tea party groups. Here's a rundown of what's really in the Senate bill.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid has said he will take up the DREAM Act next week. The bill would open a path to citizenship for some young illegal immigrants.
Thanksgiving travelers are reporting their TSA encounters via Twitter and Facebook. The pat-downs and full-body scans range from entertaining to violating, they write.
Pentagon officials wonder if and when North Korean aggression will require a US military response. It's 'premature' to say that is being considered after the North Korean attack on South Korea Tuesday, says a Pentagon spokesman.
When Thanksgiving was to fall on the last day of November, he agreed to move it up a week. Thanksgiving trivia hint: Merchants were behind it.
Aubrey Huff has agreed to stay in 'The City by the Bay' for the next two seasons. Aubrey Huff, along with a certain red undergarment, was one of the Giants' numerous 2010 World Series championship heroes.
A major game of musical chairs appears to be in the works at the White House. But without an infusion of new blood, some wonder, will the reshuffle get Obama back on track?
North Korean attack presents America with a sudden and serious geopolitical challenge. The overriding US goal is to prevent further escalation of the conflict.
The Air Force has been running flight tests with the goal of certifying its US fleet to burn a 50-50 mix of fossil fuels and alternative fuels by 2016. On Monday it tested a Global Hawk UAV.
NBA lockout is '99 percent' a done deal, according to Billy Hunter, the head of the Players Association. The last NBA lockout occurred in 1998.
Most dangerous city: The annual rankings are based on population figures and crime data compiled by the FBI. Some criminologists question the findings, saying the methodology is unfair.
Commission’s draft proposal on cuts and taxes to slash national debt has riled partisans on both sides. Next major move is President Obama’s.
Funding for fiscal year 2011 is set to run out Dec. 3. Will emboldened Republicans be willing to shut down government rather than pass a trillion-dollar budget that expands the deficit?
Most Democrats oppose the war in Afghanistan. Amid talk of a longer US presence there, Obama runs the risk of alienating his base. A damaging primary challenge from the left is not unthinkable.
Work to convert 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1' to 3D was abandoned, but the studio is hoping to pull it off for 'Part 2.' Not everyone is sure a costly 3D conversion is the way to go.
Security screening at US airports has undergone waves of changes in the years since 9/11. Here are five of the biggest changes to affect air travelers in recent years.
Sarah Palin is the front-runner for the GOP nomination in 2012, according to a new Quinnipiac survey. But the poll indicates she wouldn't win the general election.
Chandra Levy verdict of guilty for a man already in jail for attacking two female joggers. The Chandra Levy verdict brings to a close a nearly decade-long case.
The Kennedy assassination, a pivotal moment in American life, has fascinated historians, conspiracy theorists, and filmmakers, among others. Some questions might never be answered.