It's no coincidence that 'red' states, with looser building codes and freer economies, are gaining people and political clout, say analysts. After 2010 Census, 'blue' states look to be the losers.
The 1982 'Tron' movie didn't make much money when it opened. But 'Tron: Legacy' topped the weekend box office with more than $43 million.
On the grand scale of nuclear arms reduction, the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty President Obama signed with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev last April – known in Washington shorthand as New START – is considered a modest document. Yet it has become a lightning rod for contentious debate over related issues like missile defense and US-Russia relations, which the treaty does not directly address. The push is on for the Senate to ratify New START before the lame-duck session ends. The treaty is endorsed by former President George H.W. Bush (R), whose support may offset the suggestion that New START’s ratification would mainly be a foreign-policy boost to a Democratic president whom the Republicans just a month ago had on the ropes. Here’s a look at three things New START would accomplish – and three things it would not.
Consumer spending this holiday season is higher in all retail categories. Debt is down, disposable income is up, and analysts say recession-weary shoppers are 'tired of being afraid.'
More storms are steering toward California, which is already deluged. Warnings of flash floods and mudslides are in place in some communities, as worries rise about additional flooding.
The FBI report showing plunging rates of violent and property crime is really just another indication of tough economic times. In a nutshell, there's a lot less worth stealing.
But lawmakers may run out of time before the end of the year. If so, the Sept. 11-related legislation would have to be reintroduced next year.
Reports of violent crime and property crime went down across the US, according to preliminary crime statistics from the Justice Department.
Women are the fastest-growing group of people facing homelessness. Organizations, such as one in Los Angeles' skid row, try a multipronged approach to helping homeless women, starting with housing.
Landmark food safety bill, all but dead because its funding was tied to the ill-fated omnibus spending bill, was revived by the Senate Sunday. Obama is expected to sign it by Christmas.
Vice President Joe Biden called WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a ‘high-tech terrorist.’ His remarks Sunday could hint at a possible Justice Department strategy for a WikiLeaks prosecution.
An unusual weather system pounding the West Coast with as much as 20 inches of rain could bring Christmas snow to East Coast cities for the first time since 2002.
For a guy who took a 'shellacking' in the midterm elections six weeks ago, President Obama is doing pretty well during this lame-duck political period. Still, his approval rating keeps dropping.
The 'war on Christmas' seems to feature annual skirmishes over greetings and holiday displays. This year it flared up briefly when lawmakers complained of being made to work through Dec. 25.
It’s easy to forget that the team’s history predates this golden Belichick-Brady-Kraft era. To test your knowledge of the Patriots before they won the first of their three Super Bowl titles in 2002, try taking our quiz.
The NFL is preaching player safety, so how is the Vikings vs. Bears game outdoors – with wind chill predicted to be below zero – the smartest idea? While purists love 'real man' football played outdoors, Monday's Ice Bowl conditions may dictate future decisions on a possible new stadium in Minnesota.
Eight Republicans joined Democrats to vote for an end to the 1993 'don't ask, don't tell' law banning gay troops from serving openly. Proponents compare it to ending racial segregation in the military.
The DREAM Act, which would have created a way to citizenship for children brought into the US illegally, failed in the Senate. Critics saw it as a costly path to amnesty for illegal immigrants.
A federal indictment of former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father, and others alleges years of corruption involving kickbacks from contractors doing business with the city.
Most national security experts and former arms control officials of both parties favor the START nuclear weapons treaty with Russia. But some Republicans are opposed, and it takes 67 votes.