Fur ban: The City Council on Monday gave first approval to a modified version of a sales ban on clothing made from the skin or pelt of animals with hair, wool or fur.
Joe Paterno's 45-year career as head coach of Penn State could end within "days or weeks," according to The New York Times. Paterno has not be charged with any crimes related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse allegations.
Herman Cain is on the defensive after being accused this past week of sexually harassing four women. His press conference Tuesday could help clear the air – or it could make things worse.
Fast and Furious operation, which allowed guns from US to 'walk' into hands of Mexican cartels, got sharpest censure yet from Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday. But Holder stopped short of apologizing for death of a US border patrol agent.
For the first time, the Senate has allowed a piece of Obama's jobs bill to come to the floor for a vote. Eager to do something before Election 2012, both sides of the aisle are looking for points of agreement.
Election Day: Ohio Gov. Kasich signed a law curbing the power of public sector labor unions in March, but an ensuing outcry led to a referendum on the law being placed on Tuesday's ballot.
Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Monday. Why Dr. Murray may not serve much time behind bars.
Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world, passed away on Monday. Joe Frazier was the first boxer to beat Muhammad Ali, who praised his determination.
Osama bin Laden was killed in a May raid by Navy SEALs, and Chuck Pfarrer, a former Navy SEAL, commanded the “same outfit” that carried out the strike on the Al Qaeda leader. In his new book, “Seal Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden,” Mr. Pfarrer says he wants to provide what he says are facts that dispel some of the myths that have surrounded the mission, and that have cast the SEALs, he fears, as "spray and pray" commandos intent on killing the terrorist behind the 9/11 attacks.
Two ballot initiatives Tuesday in Maine and Mississippi mirror the Democratic-Republican split on voter registration. At issue: Does expanding voter rights increase voter fraud?
On Monday, after Sharon Bialek made new allegations about sexual harassment, Herman Cain released a statement attacking the media's coverage of his campaign.
The Tappan Zee Bridge in New York saw miles of traffic, Monday, when a laid off employee lowered himself from a rope ladder and dangled from the bridge for hours.
Did Congress overstep its authority when it instructed US officials to list 'Israel' as the place of birth for Americans born in Jerusalem? Supreme Court justices heard arguments Monday.
Community banks and credit unions saw big business on Bank Transfer Day, when some customers moved funds out of big financial institutions. But many see the action as largely symbolic.
With the bipartisan 'super committee' under the gun to cut the deficit, some GOP lawmakers are rethinking parts of the antitax pledge pushed by Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform.
Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky, who helped cement the school’s reputation as 'Linebacker U' before retiring, is accused of assaulting eight boys and young teens.
It's unlikely that a third-party run by Ron Paul would garner significant support. But it could be a factor in the overall election, much like Ross Perot's run was in 1992.
Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's personal physician, was found guilty Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the pop icon's death. Denied bail pending sentencing, he was promptly taken into custody.
Half of Americans say Obama does not deserve to be reelected, versus 40 percent who say he does, finds a new Monitor/TIPP poll. Independents, in particular, have lost faith. But attitudes can change a lot in a year, as history shows.
Two justices said the Supreme Court should have taken the case of Duane Buck, who was convicted of two murders. But three blamed his defense lawyers for introducing race into the trial.