Julius Erving: Known on the hardwood as Dr. J, Erving told The Associated Press on Wednesday he's never been a "hoarder or collector," and plans to donate a portion of the auction proceeds to the Salvation Army.
Herman Cain's leads in the two latest polls, just two months before the Iowa caucus. The case for why Herman Cain could end up with the GOP 2012 nomination.
A New York man pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to steal historical documents signed by the likes of Washington, Lincoln, Adams, Marie Antoinette, and Napoleon Bonaparte.
A bipartisan group of 100 House members will call for the deficit 'super committee' to make massive deficit cuts – even if it means entitlement or tax reform. The strong backing could be key.
The Rick Perry campaign has said that Perry might not attend all seven Republican presidential debates between now and the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses. That could have a domino effect.
Other states, also struggling with budget problems, will be watching closely to see how California handles this key issue with its 1.6 million public employees and retirees.
Rick Perry has snagged the media spotlight with his flat tax plan, among other moves. Is it enough to get Rick Perry's campaign on track, asks DCDecoder.
A US military-run reintegration effort in Afghanistan aims to teach captured Taliban fighters how to earn a legal living upon release. Critics say the US program is premature and undermines the Afghan government.
Herman Cain continues to run strong in polls of Republican voters nationwide and in key states. So why do experts still say he's a long shot for the GOP nomination? Organization and experience.
Joe 'the Plumber' Wurzelbacher has entered the 2012 congressional race saying Congress needs more mechanics, bricklayers and plumbers.
Crystal Cathedral bankruptcy: the "Hour of Power" televangelist church approved plans to sell its Crystal Cathedral to Chapman University.
Former GOP presidential front-runner Rick Perry says his mistake was taking part in the debates. But now that he's fallen back, it could be hard to rebound if he avoids future debates.
So far, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, and Newt Gingrich have all introduced flat tax plans, which would lead to less revenue and broader spending cuts, analysts say.
Insider trading has been a target of both the Bush and Obama administrations. The case against Rajat Gupta, a former director of both Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble, is part of a major crackdown on insider trading.
Mining companies say the decision could cost the regional economy billions of dollars. Environmentalists disagree and say mining near the Grand Canyon would mar a natural treasure.
Congress's super committee may have just days to act in order to meet its deadline and prevent $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts to defense and nondefense spending. So far, no plan has emerged.
Student loan forgiveness is on the minds of many. The class of 2011 has received the unwelcome distinction of becoming the most indebted graduating class ever and student loan debt overall is expected to hit $1 trillion. Here are five ways the White House and the Department of Education plan to ease the burden:
John Edwards' lawyers argued in motions filed last month that the judge should throw out all six felony and misdemeanor counts, alleging the case was sought by a partisan Republican prosecutor bent on taking down a big-name Democrat.
Media zeroed in on Occupy Oakland protesters and their clash with police. Such confrontations could bolster the Occupy movement, some say. But they may also be a sign the protests are winding down.
Rick Perry is calling for Mitt Romney to release his tax returns. Mitt Romney has never made his returns public. Why not?