Oil rig explosion reports are so far unclear about whether a Mariner Energy facility south of Vermillion Bay has caused an oil leak. The rig is in shallow water, and no injuries are confirmed.
Hurricane Earl path prompts tropical-storm or hurricane warnings from North Carolina to Hull, Mass. Earl, packing 140 m.p.h. winds, is slated to brush Cape Hatteras overnight.
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president, predicts that Democrats will defy conventional wisdom and keep control of the Senate and House in November. But if Republicans take over even just the House, 'any chance of progress will be ended,' says the union leader.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka charged that if Republican political star Sarah Palin is not more careful in her choice of words, the political movement she has helped to create will be linked with 1950s McCarthyism.
Hurricane Earl path is expected to unleash wind gusts of 75 to 100 miles per hour. Utility crews are gearing up.
Some presidents had been college lecturers, deans, or academy presidents. But only one was a school teacher of young children. Hint: Think Texas.
Independent candidate Lawton "Bud" Chiles is dropping out of the Florida governor's race. He plans to back Democratic nominee Alex Sink. Republican candidate Rick Scott will announced Thursday that his Lt. Gov. will be State Rep. Jennifer Carroll.
Boxer-Fiorna debate was gaffe-free but too scripted, analysts say. Sen. Barbara Boxer and GOP challenger Carly Fiorina faced off Wednesday night, drawing sharp distinctions between them.
Alaska's Joe Miller is a fiscal conservative and front-runner for the senate seat now held by Republican Lisa Murkowski. Less seniority in the US Senate will likely mean fewer federal dollars for Alaska, say political observers.
Republicans are much more likely to be 'highly religious whites' than are Democrats or independents, Gallup data show.
A challenge to a 2006 law banning state university-funded travel to countries the US deems sponsors of terrorism was struck down Tuesday. Florida-based international scholars say the decision will disrupt studies.
Hurricane Earl forecasts still have the storm brushing the East Coast from Cape Hatteras to Cape Cod. Some Long Island residents say they don't know what they should be doing to prepare.
Texas oil firms are backing a ballot initiative that would repeal the state's landmark 2006 greenhouse-gas reduction law. The mayor of Los Angeles is rallying Hispanic groups against the initiative.
James Lee, who police say was responsible for the Discovery Channel hostage crisis in Silver Spring, Md., Wednesday, was shot and killed. Lee has said human population growth imperils the planet.
Conditions may be ripe for progress in the Israeli-Palestinian talks, some Middle East experts say. For one thing, Obama is starting the process much earlier in his tenure than some presidents.
Hurricane Earl could knock out power and services as it makes its way up the eastern seaboard. Here's what shoppers should grab if they're stocking up for Hurricane Earl.
The Blaze is a logical next step for Glenn Beck, who has gradually expanded from radio to books and TV. It's also natural for conservatives to want an online counterweight to liberal blogs.
Hurricane Earl path is likely to be near Cape Hatteras Thursday night. Both it and Ocracoke Island are under evacuation orders.
Meghan McCain calls Sarah Palin a 'time bomb,' pokes fun at Mitt Romney, and details campaign misbehavior in her new book, 'Dirty Sexy Politics.'
This week, a Vanity Fair article and a Meghan McCain book tour provide glimpses of Sarah Palin, who generally avoids one-on-one interviews with the national political press.