A gender gap is a common problem for Republican presidential nominees. Allegations of sexual harassment and impropriety against Herman Cain would hardly help him win over women voters.
The Penn State Board of Trustees fired head football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier Wednesday night. Paterno said on Wednesday the university's sex-abuse scandal was one of the 'great sorrows' of his life. The departure of Joe Paterno, a legendary coach, shows how deeply the story will hit Penn State.
The Republican debate Wednesday is supposed to focus on the economy. It’s likely, though, that Herman Cain's sexual assault allegations will dog him throughout the debate.
Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce, architect of the state's tough law to curb illegal immigration, lost his job on Tuesday. Many voters are fed up with polarizing stances, analysts say.
Bering Sea storm winds are lashing the coast of Alaska. Sea ice extending out from the shoreline has protected the coast from past Bering Sea storm surges, but there is little such ice this year, and global warming is likely to blame.
A test of the federal Emergency Alert System is set for 2 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday. It's the first time the EAS warning system will be tested nationally.
Tea party forces lost some momentum in Election 2011, as voters rejected several conservative-backed measures, from Mississippi's personhood amendment to Ohio Issue 2 on union rights.
Joe Paterno announced that he will retire at the end of the Penn State football season, after 61 years of coaching at Penn State,
Russell Pearce lost an historic state senate recall election Tuesday in Arizona. Russell Pearce was the key force behind Arizona's controversial crackdown on illegal immigrants.
Mitt Romney now sees an opportunity to win the Iowa caucus, delivering a knock out blow to the Herman Cain and Rick Perry campaigns.
Election results 2011 point to cautious voters, not moving sharply left or right. Voters did deal big setbacks to some Republican causes, but it's hard to read that as a boost to Obama's reelection bid.
Nome, Alaska is preparing for a "storm of an epic magnitude," according to the National Weather Service. Parts of Nome, Alaska have been evacuated.
Even as calls for Joe Paterno's ouster grow, Penn State students held rallies Tuesday night in support of the legendary head coach.
Election results are in for many states and incumbents largely prevailed. Is it a sign that voters may keep incumbents in office in 2012?
A federal appeals court panel in Washinton, D.C., upholds the constitutionality of Obama's health-care reforms, the third to do so. The Supreme Court is scheduled to consider on Thursday whether to take up one or more challenges to the law.
Herman Cain called a press conference Tuesday to respond to allegations from Sharon Bialek. Less than an hour before the conference, a second Herman Cain accuser went public.
Joe Paterno could be brought down by the public anger surrounding sex-abuse charges leveled at former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky.
Reservations by the medical community and even Gov. Haley Barbour ahead of Election Day have made a dent in support for a Mississippi measure that would confer 'personhood' on fertilized eggs.
Supreme Court on Tuesday considered whether police must get a warrant before attaching a GPS tracking device to a suspect's car. The justices' posed questions that echo the Orwell novel '1984.'
Joe Frazier, who passed away on Nov. 7, held the title of heavyweight champion for nearly five years in the late 1960s and early 1970s. See how Joe Frazier compares with 11 of the greatest heavyweight champions over the past century (with help from the International Boxing Hall of Fame). Who do you consider the best?