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?
GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is making statements that appeal to moderate Republicans. Is this a good idea during the primary season?
From the onset of the fight against Libya's Muammar Qaddafi in February, many Americans with family ties to Libya have dropped everything to be a part of what they feel is a historic moment.
Colorado earthquake: A magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook the state late Monday, with an epicenter about 180 miles south of Denver, Colorado.
Hurricane Irene strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane Monday. Forecasts show it will miss Florida, but Irene may grow as it moves toward the Carolinas.
Hurricane Irene has strengthened and could become a Category 3 as it slams into Bahamas, Tuesday.
While the ability to track 'flash mob' lawbreakers on Twitter and other social media platforms offers a powerful, futuristic vision for policing, real-life police response has so far been more Sherlock Holmes and less Blade Runner.
The district attorney's office told the accuser of Dominique Strauss-Kahn Monday that she had lied too many times in the past. Prosecutors will seek to drop the case Tuesday.
US deficit-taming strategy should include boosting tax revenue, say a big majority of 250 business economists in the private sector. Their views, per a new survey, are at odds with GOP's position.
Former New York Gov. George Pataki may announce a 2012 presidential candidacy as early as next week, some sources say. Other potential candidates have been generating buzz as well.
Only weeks ago, some critics were complaining that the White House appeared to have involved the nation in another endless conflict. But others pushed for more forceful US intervention in Libya.
Hispaniola and the southern Bahamas are on alert, as hurricane Irene strengthened to a Category 1 storm Monday. Hurricane Irene is forecast to track 120 miles east of Cape Canaveral by late Friday.
Steady triple-digit temperatures and perennial dry weather across the West have forced environmentalists, politicians, and citizens to find new freshwater resources.
Small groups of native Americans are still looking for tribal recognition from the federal government.
Hurricane Irene is the first hurricane of 2011 season. Irene is heading for Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, and maybe Florida, say forecasters.
Rick Perry is under a national media spotlight. DCDecoder looks at Rick Perry's position on three key issues.