The biggest spectacle in auto racing celebrated its 100th year in 2011, as 33 drivers took to the oval track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Test your knowledge of the Indy 500 by taking this quiz.
In Pakistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took care to say senior leaders there didn't know Osama bin Laden was hiding near Islamabad. But she also pushed hard for Pakistan to hunt down certain Islamist extremists.
Aside from the overwhelming physical destruction, killer tornadoes can leave behind a terrible mystery: Where did the vanished go? How Joplin, Mo., is managing the crisis of the missing.
Congress had included sunset provisions in the USA Patriot Act to ensure that lawmakers revisited these measures. On Thursday, they extended three provisions for four years.
NBA playoffs: The Miami Heat overcame a 12-point deficit late in the game Thursday night to defeat the Chicago Bulls, 83-80, in Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Miami closed out Chicago in the series, four games to one, and now meets the Dallas Mavericks in the next round of the NBA playoffs.
If Sarah Palin enters the 2012 presidential race, she may face a woman who also has tea party backing and an accent that evokes the frozen north. Would Michele Bachmann have the edge?
NFL lockout turns off fans: NFL fans are beginning to lose their patience and tune out as the NFL lockout continues.
More people appear to be looking into safe rooms and monolithic-dome structures to withstand the fierce winds of a tornado and the debris it kicks around.
Last summer, when a jury convicted Blagojevich on one count and deadlocked on all the rest, he didn't testify. This time defense lawyers apparently are betting on his personal charm.
Joplin missing: Emergency workers in Joplin searched Thursday for more than 230 people listed as missing after a tornado tore through the city.
As global concern over cyber identity sleuthing by commercial interests grows, the European Union (EU) has taken the lead in controlling computer cookies. Will it disrupt Internet commerce?
House Republicans, heading home for a recess days after a Democrat won a special election in New York, say they're ready to explain their stance on Medicare reform to voters.
Wisconsin Republicans could either take a new vote on the legislation or push the matter to the state Supreme Court. That court is already scheduled to hear the case June 6.
Sarah Palin is planning a bus tour to visit historical and cultural East Coast sights during Memorial Day weekend, but she hasn't said which ones or when she'll be there.
Illustrating its limited options, the US, again, urges the president of Yemen to step down. A call for Americans to leave the country is further evidence of official pessimism.
The Hispanic population grew 43 percent from 2000 through 2010, four times faster than the growth rate for the US as a whole, the US Census Bureau said Thursday. Much of that was in the South.
Gov. Brown, anticipating the Supreme Court order to California to reduce its prison population, signed a measure transferring inmates to county jails. But voters need to approve funding.
Obama's recent Middle East policy speech didn't significantly hurt his support from Jewish voters, says Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the DNC.
Federal immigration law does not preempt the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act, the Supreme Court said Thursday. The ruling gives new momentum to state efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.