Security at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas had to make the split-second decision, Tuesday. They decided to let a bandit escape with $1.5 million rather than starting a shootout.
Border patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in a gun battle Tuesday night. It could be a sign that smugglers are becoming more willing 'to just to shoot it out with agents.'
The legal battle over health-care reform is destined for the Supreme Court, analysts say. On Thursday a US district judge in Florida hears arguments in a case brought by 20 states.
Last week, Senate Republicans blocked a repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.' Now the House has passed the repeal in a different form. But the result in the Senate could be the same.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday unveiled a 150-page QDDR, or Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. The goal, she said, is to 'lead through civilian power.'
Despite the anger expressed by House Democrats over Obama's tax-cut deal with Republicans, polls show his support among liberals is still very high and has dipped only slightly.
The Senate overwhelmingly passed the GOP-Obama tax deal Wednesday. But in the House, both parties are balking, which means conservative 'blue dog' Democrats could be crucial.
Justice Department seeks unlimited payments from BP and other companies to cover cleanup costs, economic losses from this year's huge Gulf oil spill. The civil suit alleges safety lapses by BP and others.
Bill Clinton museum is set to become a national historic site next year. Foreign visitors have made the Bill Clinton museum in Hope, Arkansas very popular.
For most college educated illegal immigrants, landing a good job proves difficult. The DREAM Act would help some of them, but critics decry it as step toward a broad amnesty.
Secret Santa II carries on the good works of the original Secret Santa, who handed out money to folks down on their luck during the holidays. This week, Secret Santa II hit the Kansas City area, trying to help out those in need.
Stuxnet 'virus,' a cyberweapon aimed at Iran's nuclear facilities, could be redirected to launch a broad attack on US basic services, such as water and power supplies, says a report to Congress.
Bellagio robbery: The thief took chips ranging in value from $100 to $25,000 early Tuesday, police said. However, he might find it hard to redeem the chips at any other casino except the Bellagio.
Presumptive GOP presidential contenders Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee diverge on whether the tax cut deal Republicans struck with President Obama is a good thing.
Mark Zuckerberg, who's been portrayed in a Hollywood movie this year and has seen his social media empire grow ever larger, has been named TIME magazine's 'Person of the Year' for 2010. Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook in 2004.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid wants to take up a slew of important issues after the tax deal is passed – from a $1.2 trillion budget bill to a repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.'
Rahm Emanuel faced questions Tuesday on whether he has been a Chicago resident – a requirement for a mayoral run. Mr. Emanuel served as White House chief of staff until October.
The charges against 18 members of FARC, a group of Colombian militants, stem from what happened after an American-crewed drug-surveillance plane crashed in 2003.
Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marines, defended his position that 'don't ask, don't tell' should not be repealed, saying a repeal could cause problems among combat troops.
Under normal circumstances, the chairman of the Republican National Committee is unknown to most Americans. He – and it’s always been a “he” – raises money, oversees party operations, and appears from time to time on Sunday talk shows. Michael Steele, the current GOP chair, has blown that model out of the water – to the chagrin of many Republicans. His two-year tenure has featured one misstep after another. Now that he has decided to run for reelection next month, following big Republican gains in the fall midterms, his list of stumbles will come back to the fore.