German Chancellor Angela Merkel has endorsed a plan to end all nuclear power in Germany by 2022. Increasingly, studies suggest this is not a far-fetched idea, even for the US.
White House economist and longtime Obama adviser Austan Goolsbee says he's returning to academia. Considering Americans' views of the slow recovery, perhaps that helps the president.
Parkersburg paired FEMA aid with small-town work ethic to rebuild. It could be a template for other tornado-damaged towns.
Congressman Weiner faces some steep political fallout – in addition to any personal consequences – after admitting to 'regrettable' interactions with several women other than his wife.
After a week of dodging questions, Rep. Weiner says he sent a lewd photo of himself and lied about it. Nancy Pelosi calls for a federal investigation. Will voters forgive him?
Reeling from the reaction to Rep. Paul Ryan's proposal to reform Medicare, an influential group of House Republicans offers an alternative plan to lock in spending and rein in the federal debt.
Rising waters threaten Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota, and are expected to push south soon. The Midwest will be underwater all summer, say officials.
The Annual Meeting of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, took place Monday in Boston, with the Board of Directors encouraging a dialogue with church members.
The attack, the deadliest on US troops in Iraq in more than two years, comes months before US forces are slated to exit. The Pentagon has signaled time is short for Iraq to request that troops remain.
Ban Ki-moon is seen as a virtual lock to be reelected as head of the UN. He's won praise for his persistence, but he'll need to increase his impact if he's to leave a mark on the UN.
If there's no California budget by June 15, lawmakers will have to forfeit their pay. Five days earlier, the release of a new redistricting map could force many legislators to fight for their political lives. As budget crunch time approaches, the whole process is in flux.
Yemen's President Saleh, recuperating in Saudi Arabia from an attack, insists he will return to his strife-torn country. The Saudis would rather he didn't, but what will they do to stop him?
The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a challenge to a California law that allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.
A federal appeals court ruled that a woman's intimate search of a male inmate – which was filmed and watched by dozens – was unreasonable. The Supreme Court declined to take the case.
The Supreme Court left in place an appeals-court ruling that then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 2008 appointment of Roland Burris to the US Senate violated an often-overlooked clause in the 17th Amendment.
Sarah Palin recently offered a curious account of Paul Revere's midnight ride, but on Sunday she refused to acknowledge any mistake. The real question: What does she gain by all this?
King George VI's 1939 visit to Washington came three months before Britain and Germany were at war, and the climax of 'The King's Speech' takes place. The visit helped garner American sympathy for its former colonial ruler.
The Miami Heat used a strong inside-the-paint offensive game Sunday night to defeat the Dallas Mavericks, 88-86, in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
A federal appeals court ruled that the anti-illegal immigration laws of Hazleton, Pa., clashed with federal authority. But the Supreme Court is telling the appeals court to reconsider the case.