A Charlie Sheen rant ripping his TV show's producer and dismissing his own problems with alcohol appears to have crossed Hollywood's lines of propriety. CBS: Work on episodes of 'Two and a Half Men' canceled.
The case of an Ohio woman who lied so her girls could attend a better school triggers a sharp debate about equity in public education.
Libya death toll could be in the thousands. The international community is responding in several ways, including at a meeting Friday of the UN Human Rights Council, which set up a commission of inquiry into the violence.
Washington's new austerity may make it harder for low-income students to afford college. Pell Grants are on the chopping block, losing $5.7 billion under the current House proposal.
From the first spark of Middle East unrest in Tunisia in December until the violent suppression of protests in Libya in late February, the price of a barrel of crude oil rose from $88 a barrel to more than $100. But rising demand – from oil-hungry China and other fast-growing nations – was pushing prices up even before the turmoil. How much prices rise depends largely on whether supplies flow unimpeded from the Middle East. Here’s a rundown on oil supply-price issues affecting the US.
Rep. Paul Broun (R) of Georgia, who has called Obama a socialist, didn't immediately condemn a question asked at a town hall meeting: 'Who is going to shoot Obama?' Do politicians have a duty to denounce such talk?
The Wisconsin GOP-led Assembly approved a bill Friday to sharply curtail the power of public employee unions. But the battle for public opinion, in Wisconsin and the nation, goes on, with the state Senate yet to vote.
Two Best Picture contenders at the Oscars, 'King's Speech' and 'The Social Network,' revolve around the advent of new forms of communication. Why that theme resounds with audiences.
After a photogenic lift-off, the space shuttle Discovery and its crew headed toward the International Space Station. The crew will inspect the orbiter's tiles after some insulating foam fell late in the ascent.
With founder Julian Assange grappling with his personal legal problems, some analysts say WikiLeaks has to chart an independent course, much as Apple needs to look beyond Steve Jobs.
With Wisconsin's senators still in hiding, the rest of the state's lawmakers continue to wrangle over a budget bill that would mean big changes for most public employees. Who'll blink first?
With Jerry Brown now governor, California lawmakers are resurrecting an idea vetoed by Arnold Schwarzenegger: Make utilities buy at least 33 percent of electricity from renewable sources.
Zachary Chesser of Virginia, who converted to a militant form of Islam, had pleaded guilty to three charges, including threatening the lives of 'South Park' writers and participants in 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.'
Rapidly rising oil prices, and fears it could harm the US economy, make tapping the strategic reserves a tempting option. But analysts say it would work only for the short term.
Participation in online communities increases civic engagement – but just socializing on Facebook doesn't, according to a new study of young Americans and the Internet.
As President Obama confronts historic turmoil in the Middle East, some in Washington say he should embrace a more idealistic posture. Others says his cautious pragmatism is the best course.
Mike Huckabee has an Achilles’ heel that nags at him: money. The possible 2012 GOP presidential candidate isn't good at raising it, and he worries about having an empty bank account – again.
Police have separated union activists and tea party supporters in Atlanta, Denver, Des Moines, and Columbus, as tensions rise over a Wisconsin push to curtail collective bargaining.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker thought he was having a friendly chat with David Koch, a billionaire industrialist and major funder of conservative causes. It turned out to be a liberal prankster.
Obama’s chief economist, Austan Goolsbee, remains 'optimistic' that corporate executives on the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness will hire workers in the US, not overseas.