An FBI fingerprint expert testifies at the Casey Anthony murder trial that she saw, with ultraviolet light, a heart-shaped outline on duct tape that prosecutors say was used to smother little Caylee.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan says time is running out to reauthorize No Child Left Behind. If Congress doesn't move soon, he said he'll take matters into his own hands.
Republicans say they'll raise the debt limit only if Congress passes 'real savings' in the form of spending cuts. Democrats prefer tax increases. A Senate vote Tuesday could offer a way to help bridge the divide.
Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times, used the occasion of the papers' declassification on Monday to defend Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused in the WikiLeaks case.
President Obama meets with his jobs council, which offers him its proposal for how to add one million positions to the US job market without help from Congress.
'War Horse,' which involves complex puppetry, won best play at the Tonys. 'The Book of Mormon,' written by the creators of 'South Park,' won best musical. Is this a step forward or backward?
Among the Republican candidates, Mitt Romney has emerged as the early front-runner. Yet the field remains as uncertain as any in modern times – can any of them beat Obama?
Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney makes his first appearance in a GOP debate Monday night with his lead in the polls not beyond reach. How the rest of the field may jockey for position.
The Dallas Mavericks got 43 points from their bench Sunday night in defeating the Miami Heat, 105-95, to win their first NBA title.
A man born in Mexico and raised in America challenged a US law that makes it easier for an unwed mother to transmit US citizenship to her child born outside the US than for an unwed father. The Supreme Court deadlocked 4 to 4, so a lower court ruling upholding the law will stand.
The release 40 years ago of the Pentagon Papers, which showed how several presidential administrations had misled Americans about their intentions in Vietnam, was a historic moment. Now, people can read the report just as government officials themselves saw it.
Candidate Mitt Romney has the support of 24 percent of Republicans or GOP-leaning independents in his presidential bid, latest Gallup poll shows. That's a seven-point jump from a few weeks ago.
Democrats calling for Anthony Weiner's resignation are piling on as Republicans say they should have done so sooner. Hillary Clinton, experienced in such matters, has taken Weiner's wife under her wing.
Prosecutors and defense counsel in the Casey Anthony murder trial argue over how to describe a plastic bag of refuse found in the trunk of her car. Does it link to the body of Caylee Anthony?
New photos of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the Tucson attack in January, bring relief at evident progress. She still struggles to communicate, but friends say “she looks beautiful.”
Recent indicators have shown an economy growing slower than forecasters expected. President Obama's political fortunes could hinge on whether the economy makes progress between now and the 2012 election.
The 640-square-mile Wallow Fire remains largely uncontained, and the plume of smoke is becoming a public health concern.
The Sheetrock producing Empire, Nev., will become a ghost town June 20. The isolated company town quit mining gypsum and dry wall production this year as a result of the construction industry slump.
In a major blow to Rep. Anthony Weiner’s attempt to hold onto his job in the wake of a “sexting” scandal, three top Democratic leaders Saturday told the embattled New York congressman that he has to go.
So far, there are no bombshells in the thousands of Sarah Palin emails released this week. But they reveal a fuller, more nuanced picture of one of the most powerful and controversial women in US politics today.