Winfrey farewell: The show being taped Tuesday afternoon will be the finale of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' according to Harpo Productions. The show will air on Wednesday.
Two GOP icons of fiscal restraint clash over eliminating certain subsidies or tax credits. Should savings reduce the budget deficit or go back to taxpayers?
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali lends his name to the US Muslim leaders' appeal at the request of the families of the two US hikers, who have been held in Iran nearly two years.
NBA playoffs: The Oklahoma City Thunder blew a big lead late in the game to lose to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals. Dallas now looks to close out OKC in the NBA playoffs, back in Texas Wednesday.
Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France champion, faces new allegations from a teammate that he failed a 2001 drug test, and a grand jury probe. He has long said, 'Where's the proof?'
In his Tuesday speech, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be trying to sway US public opinion to his vision of an Israeli-Palestinian peace, instead of a competing vision offered by President Obama.
In a 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court says severe overcrowding in the prisons violates the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. A minority opinion offers a sharp dissent.
Democrats hope that a win in New York's 26th District on Tuesday would signal to GOP lawmakers that the public rejects their austerity plan for coping with national debt and the deficit.
Foreign audiences paid a quarter-billion dollars to see 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' on opening weekend, but the American box office didn't reach $100 million. How Hollywood is changing to appeal to international filmgoers.
Obama calls the statehood plan a misguided effort to isolate Israel. One factor Europeans might take into account at the time of a UN vote is whether the moribund peace process shows any life.
When asked about coverage of candidates' personal lives, Newt Gingrich first referred to society’s preoccupation with gossip and then said he was 'mystified' by interest in his jewelry credit account.
Trial of Casey Anthony, charged with murdering her daughter in 2008, is set to begin Tuesday in Florida. The state will try to prove that a foul odor in Anthony's car came from the toddler’s body.
NBA playoffs: The Oklahoma City Thunder haven't lost back-to-back games in the NBA playoffs this season. They host the Dallas Mavericks in the fourth game of their best-of-seven Western Conference final this evening at 9 p.m. Eastern time on ESPN.
Residents of Joplin, Missouri, had about 20 minutes of warning before a tornado strike Sunday. But this spring, early warnings have not been enough to prevent high death tolls from tornadoes.
After getting hammered by Republicans for criticizing Paul Ryan's Medicare-reform plan, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says the controversy shows he's a Washington outsider.
Missouri tornado: Authorities warned that the death toll could climb as search and rescuers continued their work.
Tim Pawlenty wants a White House ending to his rags-to-riches rise. The former governor declared his candidacy for president May 22 in a video released on his website. The grandson of German immigrants and the first in his family to attend college, Pawlenty is hoping his foes’ flaws are his ticket to victory.
Newt Gingrich, borrowing from Mark Twain at a Monitor breakfast on Monday, said his presidential campaign can recover from a rocky start. He frames himself as an idea man who can go toe to toe with Obama.