The Iowa Writers' Workshop, on its 75th anniversary, offers a window into the state of American letters.
They have to fight to overcome one glaring statistic: Only 3 percent of the books published in the US each year are books in translation.
New York has legalized gay marriage after a week of delays. Celebrations erupted and the Empire State building was lit up in rainbow pride colors.
Kwame Kilpatrick was released from prison on parole on Friday, but now has to prepare for a federal corruption trial that could send him back to prison for years.
Casey Anthony's brother and mother both took tear-filled turns on the stand Friday, as the defense tried to paint a more human portrait of a dysfunctional family.
A new bipartisan bill would remove marijuana from the company of heroin and cocaine in federal regulations, leaving it to the states to legalize pot – or not. Inter-state trafficking would remain a federal crime.
The use of informants and sting operations has become a major tool in the fight against domestic terrorism, illustrated in the arrest of two men charged with plotting an attack on a military facility.
LulzSec has gained renown on the Internet for hacking the websites of governments and major companies with grin. But their hack of computers in Arizona points to political motivations.
In a confusing pair of votes, US House said Friday it won't stop paying for the US intervention in Libya, but it won’t vote to support it, either.
Mike Duncan of the conservative PAC American Crossroads said Friday $120 million is his group's fundraising goal for Election 2012. That's short of what Big Labor spent for Obama in 2008, he notes.
Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast that Republicans likely 'muted' their foreign policy disagreements during the Bush administration and that Obama's health-care reforms 'constitute the single worst piece of legislation' he's seen passed. He also reminded the public that pundits previously wrote off the field of GOP candidates in 1980 – including one Ronald Reagen.
Newt Gingrich said his recent campaign troubles came from consultants who wanted him to measure his words more carefully. Were they right? Or does he just need more cash?
American Crossroads, a 'super PAC' created by political mastermind Karl Rove and others, doesn't intend to back any GOP presidential candidate during the primary season, its leaders said Friday.
On Monday, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will hold meetings with Sens. Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell to discuss the status of the debt talks.
President Obama has increased gay rights without publicly endorsing gay marriage. Can his position on gay marriage continue 'evolving' throughout a tight campaign season?
New York gay marriage bill delays continue as Republican senators decide whether to hold a vote. One of the variables they are likely considering: the considerable influence Catholics and the Catholic Church have in state politics.
Alaska earthquake: Kenai Peninsula's emergency management director says a tsunami warning Thursday should have triggered the all-hazard sirens, but nothing went out.
After hours of debate, the Republican-controlled New York Senate put off a vote on same-sex marriage until Friday. The sticking point remains exemptions to protect religious groups from civil lawsuits if they refuse to preside over same-sex ceremonies.
The prosecution in the Casey Anthony trial had argued Casey sought information on chloroform before using it to drug her daughter. But Cindy Anthony said she searched for chloroform on the family computer.
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner tried to have deputies hash out a grand compromise on deficit reduction and the debt limit. Now, they'll have to step in.