In a rare solo press conference, Obama dodged reporters' efforts to make him clarify his position on gay marriage. He supports civil unions but has said his position is 'evolving.'
NATO’s Afghanistan coalition lauded Afghan police and security forces for responding ‘quickly and professionally’ to the Kabul attack. But the raid will probably provide fodder for critics of President Obama’s plan to draw down US troops in the country.
Television news saw the biggest boost in public confidence this year, a new Gallup poll shows. Newspapers, too, rose a bit in Americans' esteem. Is the news more interesting to people now?
California Gov. Jerry Brown expended some political capital in his bid to close the state's budget deficit with a mix of cuts and higher tax revenue. He didn't get such a deal, but as of Tuesday night the state does have a budget.
In deficit talks, Republicans insist on spending cuts, while Obama and Democrats want a 'balanced approach' that includes higher tax revenues. Political analysts say it's time for the president to make his case to the public.
California budget: Democrats and Republicans agreed on a budget bill that will close the $9.6 billion budget deficit using spending cuts rather than tax renewals. The bill passed, but displeased both parties.
Maria Sharapova beat Dominika Cibulkova at Wimbledon, Tuesday, to continue on to the semifinals. Sharapova will face Sabine Lisicki. Thursday.
A meter reader says at the Casey Anthony trial he first told investigators of Caylee's remains four months before they were recovered. Was an opportunity lost to collect better evidence?
Sarah Palin has folks all atwitter with her visit to Iowa to attend the premier of a documentary film about her. Amid the mystery over her bus tour, is an announcement in the works?
The drone attacks Monday targeted militants in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region. The Pakistani military has promised its own offensive in the region, but no such operation has been launched.
Tiger Woods won't be playing in this week's PGA Tour stop while he continues to recover from various leg injuries. Proceeds from the tournament outside Philadelphia benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.
The House and the Senate are in session simultaneously only a few days between now and Aug. 2, when the US is expected to hit its $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. That's not helpful, experts say.
Before his second trial, Rod Blagojevich cast himself alternately as an amiable populist or a political warrior. But now convicted on 17 counts, the former governor is somber and pensive.
New Mexico fires, having blazed through 61,000 acres in three days, now approach Los Alamos. Residents have evacuated and the fireproofed buildings of the National Laboratories are about to be put to their second test in 11 years.
Casey Anthony case continues on Tuesday, with the man who discovered Caylee Anthony's remains on the witness stand. George Anthony also testifies again in the Casey Anthony case.
The US economy will double its growth rate by the end of the year, if Congress raises the debt ceiling, says economic forecaster Mark Zandi. Otherwise, 'we would be thrown into recession.'
Flaps about Michele Bachmann's grasp of Colonial history or movie-star birthplaces probably won't mean a lot to many voters. But her misstatements of fact about current political history could be a problem.
If the moderate Mitt Romney gets the nomination in the GOP 2012 race, the question is whether he could marshall the tea party movement's energy.
New Mexico fires entered the property of a nuclear facility in Los Alamos, Monday.
Casey Anthony case mystery: A private investigator testifies that a psychic contacted him and directed him to the spot where Caylee's body was found a month after his search.