The Preakness is the Triple Crown’s backstretch, where the prospect of drama emerges. It's also the place where a little horse named Seabiscuit beat Triple Crown winner War Admiral.
Residents in Louisiana's Cajun country are preparing for what's expected to be the worst flooding in more than 80 years as the Mississippi surges toward seven rural parishes along the Atchafalaya River Basin.
Herman Cain, who announced his candidacy for president at an Atlanta rally May 21, aims to bring a new slogan to the White House: “Yes, We Cain!” Seriously, folks. The pizza magnate, aka the ‘Hermanator,’ is staging a full-on charm offensive, hoping his Southern-fried charisma, business savvy, top performance in the first GOP debate, and media prowess are enough to offset his fundamental flaw: zero political experience.
Businessman and talk radio host Herman Cain has never won a political race, and most voters have never heard of him. But among those who have, his favorability ratings are very high.
Talks broke down on key fronts this week as an impasse appeared on cutting spending and raising taxes. That leaves bipartisan leadership talks, chaired by Vice President Biden, as the main venue for a deal that could pass both the House and Senate.
Harold Camping had prophesied that the world as we know it would end today. But the time has come and gone, and "The Rapture" has not occurred.
Obama's insistence that US policy in the Middle East support, rather than thwart, popular yearnings for self-rule is a warning to autocrats in the region – and marks an 'update' since his Cairo speech.
After years of immunity from budget cuts, the Pentagon must identify $400 billion in cuts over the next 12 years, prompting a comprehensive 'strategic review' to define military priorities.
A day after Obama's Middle East policy address, Netanyahu tells the president that Israel 'cannot go back to the 1967 lines.' In their 'prolonged' conversation, the leaders sought points of agreement.
Obama was no doubt mindful of Jewish voters in giving his Middle East speech. He'll need to work hard to win their backing again in 2012, and many are skeptical of his support for Israel.
House arrest offers major advantages over jail. But the confinement comes with a price – including, in Strauss-Kahn's case, a $200,000-a-month bill for his guards.
Beginning of the end of the world: May 21st is what a California minister (with a considerable following) predicts. Scientists, for their part, consider the sun's 'habitable zone' in calculating when Earth will become toast.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been remanded to home confinement as he awaits trial on attempted rape charges. Here are five other headline-catching cases of house arrest.
How much of the Republican candidates' harsh reaction to President Obama's policy speech on the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian dialogue was campaign strategy?
In the subtle world of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Obama's step – describing the 1967 borders as something more than a 'Palestinian goal' – could signal a significant policy shift.
Zombie apocalypse CDC: The Zombie Apocalypse campaign is a social media effort by the CDC's Public Health and Preparedness center to spread the word about the June 1 start of hurricane season.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission still insists that US nuclear plants with same design as Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi facility are safe. But watchdog groups cite failed venting system, which led to hydrogen explosions.
9/11 flight numbers 93 and 175 were accidentally used for two Continental Airlines flights. United apologized but would not explain how the error happened.
A $2 billion particle detector, newly installed on the International Space Station, begins its search for antimatter, dark matter, quarks, and more.
The FBI wants DNA from Ted Kaczynski for a 30-year-old unsolved case. The 'Unabomber' argues that his belongings, currently on sale, could exonerate him in the Tylenol case.