Penn State scandal: Charges that Jerry Sandusky, former assistant football coach at Penn State, abused eight boys has shocked the community. Will Penn State head coach Joe Paterno be forced to retire?
Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the United States, discussed how the recent prisoner swap for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit strengthened Israeli society among other topics at a breakfast for reporters sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor.
Oklahoma earthquake: The 5.6 magnitude earthquake Saturday, followed by aftershocks Sunday, damaged at least 14 homes in Oklahoma, say officials. No one was seriously injured.
On the Sunday talk shows, some Republicans said Herman Cain hasn’t done enough to answer questions about sexual harassment. A new poll shows the charges by three women have begun to damage his bid for the White House.
New York City Marathon saw the men's record shattered by Geoffrey Mutai on Sunday, no surprise after he ran the fastest marathon ever earlier this year. Firehiwot Dado won the women's division, crushing the previous mark.
Ron Paul won a straw poll in Illinois Saturday, the latest in a string of such wins for the GOP presidential hopeful. Supporters say the mainstream media are ignoring him, but such polls are not scientific and they can favor an enthusiastic following like Paul's.
A ballot measure expected to pass in Mississippi this week would define 'personhood' as beginning at the moment of fertilization or cloning. Abortion rights groups are fighting the measure, which could end up in the US Supreme Court.
Earthquake in Oklahoma: An earthquake in Oklahoma late Saturday was the state's strongest ever, and it jolted a college football stadium 50 miles away. It was followed early Sunday by a jarring aftershock.
Maj. Gen. Peter Fuller, deputy commander of the American-led NATO effort to train and equip Afghan security forces, called key elements of the Afghan government “isolated from reality."
Echoing Wisconsin and other states, Ohio is considering a law that would limit public employees' collective bargaining rights. The measure, pushed by Republican Gov. John Kasich, faces a referendum vote.
In a two-man debate Saturday night before a tea party crowd, Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich will discuss entitlement programs. Any questions about sexual harassment are strictly forbidden.
Vice President Joe Biden says the White House will keep acting on its own to find ways to help the economy if congressional Republicans don't pass the administration's jobs bill.
"60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney, who passed on Friday, won Emmy Awards for his commentaries targeting everything from politics to pennies in curmudgeonly three-minute essays.
Gabrielle Giffords, who has fought to recover from an assassination attempt for the past 10 months, is releasing a memoir about her difficult recovery including having to relearn how to talk and walk.
Bank Transfer Day is tomorrow and has hundreds of thousands of customers closing their accounts at large corporate banks in favor of community banks.
The Senate rejected (again) two bills to create jobs by building roads and bridges on near party-line votes (again). Yes, both parties want the same thing, but Election 2012 is getting in the way.
Romney campaign robo-calls Thursday featured a critic of Rick Perry's stance on immigration. It was a sign Romney is taking Iowa more seriously, and that he views Perry as his main challenger.
Mitt Romney unveiled his fiscal plan to a tea party-aligned group Friday. It would cut some federal programs, and it could mean significant changes in Social Security and Medicare.
Bank Transfer Day is approaching, with organizers calling on Americans to move their money out of big banks by Nov. 5. Local banks, the potential beneficiaries of the Occupy-backed Bank Transfer Day, are reporting a significant uptick in business.
IAEA assessment due next week is said to conclude that Iran nuclear activities point to weapon development. But it may be difficult to tell whether such activities are ongoing.