A study by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows that the Baja earthquake in April acted in unexpected ways. It also could set off another major quake in three to 30 years.
The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners must decide if Rahm Emanuel qualifies as a resident and can run to succeed Mayor Richard M. Daley. A three-day hearing on the topic yielded all sorts of questions and answers. Here's a sampling of those both for and against his run.
Obama’s citing of ‘fragile but reversible progress’ in his review of the war in Afghanistan is a signal to all the parties involved, including Americans, that the US withdrawal may go slowly.
Kwame Kilpatrick, the former Detroit mayor now in jail for violating probation in a Michigan case, is now facing new federal charges, along with his father Bernard. Federal prosecutors say Kwame Kilpatrick and other associates abused the public trust.
Not only are sex offenders finding work as teachers, they are getting recommendations from school officials eager for them to move elsewhere. A GAO report examines 15 case studies.
Opposition to the war in Afghanistan has Obama walking on eggshells with his Democratic base.
House Democratic leaders set very tight rules for debate of the Obama tax deal Thursday, and rank-and-file Democrats revolted. Their main frustration now: the estate tax.
High-profile deaths – the latest being the mayor of Springfield, Ill., and the Florida school board shooter – have common backdrops of economic duress. Workplace suicides, too, rose during Great Recession.
Atlanta reported more than 1,000 accidents as freezing rain coated roadways Wednesday night. The ice storm is another chapter in the South's strangely cold start to winter.
Bill Clinton museum, the ex-president's boyhood home, becomes an official historic site in 2011. Here's a list of things the park service might want to acquire to put in the Bill Clinton museum.
A White House review of Afghanistan war strategy finds progress, but at the Pentagon support is growing for a shift toward more hard power.
The number of bodies recovered in the Tucson sector hit a record high in fiscal 2010, even as the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border declined.
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.