President Obama says the proposed federal pay freeze would save the federal government $2 billion in fiscal year 2011. The federal deficit is expected to be about $1.3 trillion.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take a case concerning big fines for illegal downloads of music on the Internet. A teenager had sought lower fines, claiming she didn't know it was illegal.
Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels and his team were each fined $50,000 because a Broncos' staffer videotaped an opponent's practice this year. McDaniels worked for Patriots' coach Bill Belichick during another video scandal.
WikiLeaks gave some 250,000 confidential and secret diplomatic cables to several news outlets, which published them Sunday. The leaks could prove embarrassing and potentially dangerous.
Authorities say Mohamed Osman Mohamud acted alone in trying to bomb a Christmas tree lighting event in Portland, Ore. Details about the Somali-born teen’s life are now emerging.
The Obama administration has told whistleblower WikiLeaks that any release of classified State Department cables will put "countless" lives at risk and jeopardize US relations with its allies.
'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,' already the most expensive Broadway show ever, gives its creators a chance to mine the rich vein of dramatic material about Peter Parker's reluctant hero.
In an undercover sting operation at a Christmas tree lighting in Portland, Oregon, Mohamed Osman Mohamud was arrested dialing a cell phone that he thought would set off the blast.
Rahm Emanuel's campaign calls the challenge filed Friday a political trick by those looking to 'hijack' the February election for Chicago mayor. Emanuel's residency status is again the question.
Authorities hint that a drug-running tunnel – the second discovered this month – was a major conduit into the US from Mexico. It's the latest indication that border security is driving smugglers underground, literally.
US naval exercises Sunday off the Korean peninsula take on added significance, after North Korean attack on a South Korean island. Pyongyang rails against the US-South Korea war games.
The cost of a new car or airfare is expensive this holiday season. But consumers can get a good deal on flat-screen TVs.
Federal workers, for one, don't necessarily get the day after Thanksgiving off. Neither does anyone in retail, because Black Friday requires 'all hands on deck.' But getting today off is a perk for many.
Nearly 1 in 10 US presidents have been assassinated or wounded in office. The Secret Service has made more than a dozen arrests in the past two years for threats against Obama. Retiree Michael Stephen Bowden is the latest.
TSA chief John Pistole cites 'determined, resourceful enemy' in defending airport body screenings and pat downs that some passengers say are too intrusive. But no plans for body cavity searches.
Retailers are opening their doors on Black Friday 2010 to shoppers who appear to be more enthusiastic. But many people are sticking closely to their shopping lists.
Thanksgiving 2010 finds Americans politically divided and struggling financially. But poll data suggest that Americans are fiercely resilient, a quality that is strengthened by feeling gratitude.
Tom DeLay, a former GOP House majority leader, was instrumental in the GOP taking the Texas Legislature in 2002 for the first time since Reconstruction. But one of his contributions to the cause was illegally laundered money, a jury ruled Wednesday.
Boston's Logan Airport and others nationwide saw no huge 'Opt-Out-Day' boycotts. A few passengers opted out of the scanners, but not enough to cause problems.
On Thanksgiving eve, bad weather dodged most airports, while air travelers rolled with the TSA searches. On the roads, congestion prevailed, but the most dire predictions weren't realized.