The city will use federal funds to buy and rehab vacant homes in targeted neighborhoods, says Mayor Dave Bing. It's part of a strategy to cope with a shrinking Detroit and to battle blight.
Former President Bill Clinton came to the White House Friday to offer support for the GOP-Obama tax deal that has angered liberal Democrats.
College application deadlines are looming for millions of high school seniors, and younger students are already thinking ahead. The Monitor checked in with counselors and admissions officers to get their take on some of the most common mistakes students make when preparing for and applying to college.
Classified diplomatic cables. Sensitive military documents. Lists of vulnerable sites to US interests. WikiLeaks is serious business. But humor is one way the public sifts through the meaning of news. Or at least a way to distract ourselves from looking at those same 12 photos of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over and over again. Here's a look at the lighter side of WikiLeaks.
Cliff Lee is home in Arkansas, mulling over where he will end up next season and beyond. The Yankees are trying to keep up with the Red Sox, while Texas would like to keep Cliff Lee around.
Bill Richardson, a former US ambassador to the UN, has been invited to visit North Korea by the nation's top nuclear negotiator. It could be a bid to avoid confrontation after weeks of tensions.
A repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' failed in the Senate Thursday, but the Pentagon is already changing policies to make it more difficult for the military to expel gays.
Missing airplanes ownership information has the Federal Aviation Administration scrambling to get identification records updated. The missing airplanes ownership documentation could lead to criminal and national security threats.
The left is hopping mad, not just that Obama cut a tax-cut deal with Republicans, but that he didn't put up much of a fight. But the breach may help him woo back independent voters in time for the 2012 election.
Three of five New Orleans police officers on trial in the death of Harry Glover were found guilty Thursday. A central defense was police stress during extreme emergencies, such as hurricane Katrina.
Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped for nine months at age 14. Lawyers for Brian David Mitchell didn't contest that he kidnapped Elizabeth Smart but said he was not guilty by reason of insanity.
Barbara Walters' '10 Most Fascinating People of 2010' list includes the usual scrum of celebrities, but it took a serious turn by adding Gen. David Petraeus, commander of US forces in Afghanistan.
Virginia Tech: The US Department of Education issued a report Thursday rejecting the university's defense of its conduct and confirming that the school violated the Clery Act, which requires that students and employees be notified of on-campus threats.
The Pentagon is trying to anticipate what Julian Assange's 'thermonuclear' file might contain. The Wikileaks founder has promised to release the file if anything happens to him.
By blocking a repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell,' Senate Republicans have not killed the issue for good. But it is a major blow that Democrats could have difficulty overcoming.
By one analysis of the deal on extending the Bush tax cuts, Obama got more than the Republicans did. The measures he sought cost three times more than those the GOP sought. But can that help him change the minds of Democrats on Capitol Hill?
China is leading a 19-nation boycott of Friday's ceremony awarding jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo the Nobel Peace Prize. It says calls to free Liu amount to meddling in its internal affairs.
Some 'hacktivists' use malicious software to capture and control unwitting computer 'zombies,' but WikiLeaks avenger 'Anonymous' is using social media to mobilize hordes of volunteers.
Sarah Palin hunting: Some commentators see a political commentary in Sarah Palin hunting caribou on 'Sarah Palin's Alaska,' calling the caribou, 'Obambi.' Others see animal cruelty. To hunters, though, the furor shows that urban America doesn't understand rural life.
The borderless digital militia 'Anonymous' has taken down corporate websites to defend WikiLeaks. In so doing, say Internet security experts, it has become a new force to be reckoned with.