Homeland Security talks about changes needed to improve air cargo security, while lobbying by the multibillion-dollar freight industry slows process.
News video showed a spectacular contrail Monday off California's coast, and debate over the 'mystery missile' blasted off. But even as government agencies said 'it wasn't us,' the US denied any threat.
Rep. Darrell Issa, who is set to take over the chairmanship of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has made no secret of his love of hearings. He wants hundreds of them.
A new Monitor/TIPP poll finds strong support for some core tea party objectives, such as 'cutting the deficit by cutting spending.' But a majority viewed the tea party itself negatively.
Sarah Palin battles The Wall Street Journal over whether grocery prices are rising. A reporter there says no, but Palin's got ammo for her assertion of inflation at the cereal shelf.
Middle school trick play from Texas has caught the eye of many web video junkies. You've probably seen the Corpus Christi middle school trick play that resulted in a game-tying touchdown(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UIdI8khMkw). We wanted to check out some other football trick plays on the web and came up with these five. Go team!
Carnival Splendor cruise ship engine was disabled by a fire early Monday morning. Almost 4,500 passengers and crew are aboard the Carnival Splendor, adrift off the coast of western Mexico, south of San Diego.
Publishers of President Bush's 'Decision Points' have printed up 1.5 million copies. President Bill Clinton's 'My Life' sold 606,000 in its first week, and has totaled 2.2 million since.
The GOP has reached out to incoming tea party freshmen. Congressional leadership elections next week will show how serious Republicans are about embracing tea party values.
Senate Republicans have blocked subpoena power for President Obama's oil spill commission. The commission's chief counsel will push for it again, arguing it's needed to learn the truth about the Deepwater Horizon rig.
Elizabeth Smart testified in a federal court Monday in Utah of her abduction by Brian David Mitchell, the man accused of kidnapping and assaulting her in June 2002. Fourteen at the time, Elizabeth Smart vowed to "survive" the attack.
President Obama has to worry both about the newly empowered Republicans and about the possibility of a primary challenger from his left. Sen. Russ Feingold is one name that has come up, although a spokesman has denied such plans currently.
Jason Garrett named interim head coach and Paul Pasqualoni named interim defensive coordinator after Wade Phillips fired mid-season for poor performance.
An ACLU lawsuit is challenging the legality of including Anwar al-Awlaki on a secret 'kill list.' The US says killing the cleric, an Al Qaeda member, would safeguard national security.
To the delight of Team Coco, Conan O'Brien returns to late-night TV after his ouster by Jay Leno. But the competition for young viewers has shifted with the rise of Comedy Central.
Republican Tom Foley, who sought an investigation of chaotic voting in Bridgeport, Conn., now says there is no credible evidence of fraud and the result 'was a conclusive victory for Dan Malloy.'
The presidential commission investigating the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico cited a misread test as one likely cause of the disaster.
Wade Phillips was fired as head coach of the Cowboys on Monday, according to several internet and television reports. Dallas offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is reportedly going to be Wade Phillips' replacement.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) of Alaska is likely to hew to her more centrist roots, analyst say, if she becomes the official winner of the race. State officials start counting write-in ballots Wednesday.
Jeff Gordon let Jeff Burton know exactly how he felt after the two collided near the end of Sunday's NASCAR race in Texas. Jeff Burton hit Jeff Gordon's Number 24 car eight laps from the finish.