A new Census report shows child poverty up since 2007. With many benefits for the poor – such as the Earned Income Tax Credit – expiring at the end of the year, things could get worse.
American Airline parent corporation, AMR Corp., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday. With peak travel season just around the corner, experts are split over what it could mean.
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez: An initial 50-minute evaluation by a court-appointed psychiatrist found that Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez is competent to understand the proceedings against him and to help with his defense, according to the prosecutors' motion.
For tea party groups, the audit by Richmond, Va., highlights long-running complaints of a double standard in the treatment of activists. The audit also puts a spotlight on free-speech regulations.
Though Herman Cain has denied the most recent allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior, the claim has prompted him to 'reassess' his campaign. If Cain drops out, where would his voters flock?
A judge, citing 'propofol madness,' sentenced physician Conrad Murray Tuesday to four years, the maximum punishment allowed, for his role in the 2009 death of pop superstar Michael Jackson.
Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boeheim has received a vote of confidence from the university's chancellor, after the school fired Boeheim's assistant amid child sex abuse allegations.
Illegal immigration is a key issue facing 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls. Former Senator Norm Coleman told reporters Tuesday that debating the issue is a good thing, but the tone of the debate is hurting Republican candidates.
The endorsement of anti-illegal immigration crusader Joe Arpaio is a big boost to the conservative credentials of Rick Perry. But 'Sheriff Joe' is not without his critics, even among Republicans.
Congress has restored funding for US inspectors to oversee horse slaughter, paving the way for slaughter and processing to resume for the first time since 2006. Animal rights groups are livid.
The leaders of a new super PAC agree with a 2012 prediction by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report that Democrats will pick up five to 10 House seats.
Ndamukong Suh will sit out the next two games for stomping on the arm of a Green Bay Packers lineman last Thursday. The Detroit Lions defensive tackle met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about player conduct earlier this fall.
Conrad Murray is set to be sentenced for involuntary manslaughter after a six-week trial that presented the most detailed account yet of Jackson's final hours but left many questions about Murray's treatment of the superstar with an operating-room anesthetic as he battled chronic insomnia.
Global markets or deadlines for extending tax breaks may yet force Congress to try again for a 'grand bargain' to shrink the US deficit. But big action before the 2012 election is unlikely.
Syracuse University head coach Jim Boeheim is expected to address accusations that his assistant, Bernie Fine, molested three boys.
Sirhan Sirhan: In the latest of many appeals filed on behalf of Sirhan, the attorneys are seeking to overturn his conviction. They repeated a previous assertion and presented reports from experts who said Sirhan was programmed through hypnosis to fire shots as a diversion for the real killer.
In a campaign speech in South Carolina, a key primary state, Newt Gingrich spoke against 'sanctuary' cities for illegal immigrants. But Newt Gingrich also called for a guest worker program.
Ginger White, who says she had a 13-year affair with Herman Cain, showed reporters her phone bill. There were 61 texts or calls from Herman Cain.
Hazing is being blamed for the death of a Florida A&M University student. His family says the school has a culture of hazing.