Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary won't be at Penn State's last home game, citing "threats." Joe Paterno is seeking legal advice, according to reports.
Herman Cain leads in the latest CBS News poll, but Newt Gingrich is gaining ground. Herman Cain donations held steady in the face of the sexual harassment allegations.
Veterans Day (US) and Remembrance Day (British Commonwealth) are observed on Nov. 11, the day in 1918 that an armistice ended hostilities in The Great War. Some 41 million Americans have served in the US military since 1775; 23 million of them are still alive, of whom 17 million served during a conflict. Source: 2010 American Community Survey, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs
Is the Penn State riot an acceptable response to Joe Paterno being fired? He was much more than a football coach, but some say the violent reaction points to a deeper problem for colleges.
US Army Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs, who served with the 5th Stryker Brigade in Afghanistan, has been found guilty of murder, conspiracy, and other charges in connection with the killing of civilians for sport.
Keystone XL pipeline critics said it threatened a vital aquifer. The Obama administration agreed Thursday, postponing a decision – probably until after the 2012 election – to look at other routes.
The Obama administration announced on Thursday it was delaying construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a proposed Canadian project so rich in promised jobs, tax revenues, and oil imports that its approval seemed assure. But the proposal to bring crude oil from Alberta’s tar sands to refineries in Texas involved a pipeline traversing America’s heartland, including an environmentally sensitive region atop the vital Ogallala aquifer. Delaying the project to examine an alternative route around the aquifer appears the safest political move for the moment, though it won’t give President Obama immunity from criticism. Here is some background on the pipeline project.
Rick Perry had the most memorably painful moment in Wednesday night's GOP presidential debate. Here are four other key moments.
Nixon secret Watergate testimony: Offering a rare look into confidential June 1975 grand jury proceedings, and the first ever to have a former president testifying, the National Archives and its Nixon Presidential Library released a transcript of the testimony after a judge ordered the government to do so.
Alabama's Jefferson County defaulted on a corrupt $4 billion sewer deal, and when the state refused to help, the county declared bankruptcy. It's a test of tough-love Republican politics.
Rick Perry floundered during Wednesday night's GOP presidential debate and has analysts wondering if it's all over for his campaign. Some financial supporters are having second thoughts.
The child sex abuse scandal that has rocked Penn State is a teachable moment, say college and university officials from across the US. Fostering a culture of accountability on campus is key, they say.
Many small-business owners across the country are demanding Occupy Wall Street protesters pack up and leave, saying the protesters are driving business away.
For the first time in 10 months, Republicans have offered a plan for Congress's super committee that includes tax hikes. But it's not the last word.
The price can be high for women who make allegations of sexual harassment or impropriety, say their defenders, and solidarity can help. A press conference by at least two Cain accusers is being considered.
Rick Perry sent a letter to supporters asking for campaign donations for "stepping in it" during Wednesday night's debate.
Rick Perry says others have made similar mistakes and that the screw-up will humanize him. 'The president of the United States said there were 57 states one time. Everybody makes mistakes,' Perry said.
Bering Sea storm: An 'epic' storm with hurricane-force winds tore roofs off buildings in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday. No one was injured or killed in the unusually strong Bering Sea storm.
Penn State: Joe Paterno and the president of the university were fired Wednesday night, sending angry students into the streets where they shouted support for Joe Paterno and tipped over a news van.
Issues in Wednesday's GOP debate – debt, deficit, jobs, spending – played to Mitt Romney's strengths. He also got cheers for declining to pass judgment on Herman Cain. For Rick Perry, however, it was an 'oops' performance.