A Department of Homeland Security memo suggests a 'possible link' between Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and American Renaissance, an 'anti-government' journal.
Gabrielle Giffords still in critical condition. The motive of the suspect, Jared Lee Loughner, is still a mystery in the shooting of Giffords, a Democrat who supported the health-care bill.
Jets-Colts Preview: The New York Jets could not stop the Indianapolis Colts in last year's AFC Championship, but they are looking to reverse that trend on Saturday night. The NFL season begins again today with the start of Wildcard Weekend.
An Arizona shooting critically injured US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) and left an aide, a 9-year-old child, a federal judge, and at least two others dead, law-enforcement officials say.
The Justice Department has subpoenaed Twitter, a top social-media site, for information pertaining to certain persons and accounts linked to WikiLeaks.
More than 8,000 residents reported shaking from the earthquake. San Francisco is some 60 miles north of the quake's epicenter.
The biggest one-day sporting event in the land has developed into a national party. From bobble heads to chicken wings to big screen TV's, it's easy to forget that one of the guests of honor needs to win a football game to become the champ. Test your Super Bowl knowledge and impress your friends at this year's bash.
Janet Napolitano, the Homeland Security secretary, was reportedly the intended recipient of an incendiary package, which followed two such parcels in Maryland. Here’s a look at how the investigation into all three packages is developing.
Every 10 years, everyone in the United States gets counted – all 308,745,538 of them, according to the 2010 Census. The number of representatives in Congress, however, stays at 435. Dividing the larger number by the smaller gives the average number of people in each congressional district (now 709,760). But Americans move around a lot – for new jobs or better weather, to be closer to family, or just for the adventure. As a result, the boundaries of those congressional districts have to shift to make sure that each district has as close to the same number of people as possible. And that shifting can have important political, economic, and social consequences. That’s what ‘redistricting’ is all about.
President Obama signs a bill to fund the Defense Department, though he's upset with one provision that prohibits bringing Guantánamo detainees to the US for trial. He vows to fight the restrictions.
Obama has named economist Gene Sperling as head of the National Economic Council. The president has made other moves to patch up relations with the business community.
TV mogul Oprah Winfrey says her new network, OWN, is aimed at changing people's lives – but she acknowledges the struggle of keeping audiences interested.
House Republicans swept back into power this week promising to fix how the institution functions. Speaker John Boehner called for a renewed focus on the Constitution, more openness and accountability, and resolving 'honest differences through a fair debate and vote.' Here’s a look at the Republicans' first week back in charge.
Several state lawmakers want to make 'birthright citizenship' – the guarantee that all children born in the US are citizens – the next front against illegal immigration. It could be a tough battle.
Health care reform, which the new Republican House leadership is pushing to repeal, includes cuts to government Medicare payments and increased taxes and fees.
Health care reform law is top target of the new GOP House majority. But critics say GOP leaders set aside their pledges of fiscal restraint and openness in pushing forward on vote to repeal it.
Juan Williams firing: The radio network said in a statement that Senior Vice President for News Ellen Weiss has resigned and NPR's Board off Directors also recommended new internal procedures for handling personnel decisions.
After the firing of senior NPR news analyst Juan Williams in October, Vice President Ellen Weiss resigns without warning.
The Cinderella story of Ted Williams, the man with the golden voice, is bringing hard-to-find attention to the cause of the homeless. 'Homelessness is not sexy,' says a Skid Row center official.
China has launched a test run for what appears to be its first J-20 stealth fighter plane, days ahead of trip by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to Beijing.