After delivering a glancing blow Saturday to North Carolina's Outer Banks, hurricane Irene is projected to cross the eastern tip of Long Island and make landfall near the Connecticut-Rhode Island border overnight Sunday.
There is some evidence that while waiting for a potential Sarah Palin presidential run, her potential voters have moved on and now support other tea party-backed candidates, such as Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann.
The iconic Washington Monument, on the National Mall, cracked at the top during Tuesday's East Coast earthquake and is closed 'for an indefinite period.' Other D.C. tourist spots, as well as some schools and government offices, are closed, too.
The latest Gallop Poll shows the 'intensity score' for Rick Perry is better than any of the top GOP presidential contenders, observes DCDecoder.
Hurricane Irene now has winds in excess of 111 m.p.h. over the Bahamas. Will it get to Category 4 before reaching the East Coast?
Virginia quake: It was a magnitude 5.9. Earthquake metrics help us compare different earthquakes, but what does a 5.0 versus a 6.0 actually feel like?
The Education Department announced the guidelines for its latest Race to the Top competition, which will target preschools. The rules show what President Obama wants to change.
The Virginia earthquake prompted evacuations of the Pentagon, White House, and Congress. And the quake triggered an outpouring of political jokes on Twitter.
A Missouri public schoolteacher is seeking to stop a state law limiting teachers’ contact with students on social networks, calling it unconstitutional and a violation of protected free speech rights.
Fault lines in the East are not as apparent or as active as in the West, but certain stresses can lead to a rupture. Tuesday's East Coast Earthquake was the biggest in 100 years.
The abrupt end to the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case caused consternation among groups that say it sets too high a bar for some women to come forward.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Martin Luther King Jr. isn't the only non-president to have a memorial on the National Mall. Here are three other individuals who got prime space.
The health-care reform protests of 2009 have made members of Congress worried about holding traditional summer town halls. As an alternative, some are holding jobs fairs.
Virginia quake caused the evacuation of many buildings and triggered the shutdown of two nuclear reactors. Cellphone call volume spiked as people rushed to call loved ones after the Virginia quake.
Spitzer lawsuit: The two executives, William Gilman and Edward McNenney, worked for Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., and were the target of a prosecution by Spitzer when he was attorney general of New York.
Hurricane Irene is expected to make landfall along the North Carolina coast Saturday. Top emergency management officials urge residents all along the East Coast to make preparations now.
Virginia quake: A 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook much of Washington, D.C. and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City.
Christina Thomas and the Missouri Teachers Association are contesting The Amy Hestir Student Protection Act. But what's behind the legislation?
States' 2011 budgets are heading in the right direction as tax revenue increases, new indicators report. But with federal support waning and local demand on programs like Medicaid up, will the good news last?