For a second time, Occupy Oakland has lost its downtown camp to a police sweep, but how firmly the battle lines are being drawn, and what it means for the wider movement, is still not clear.
With billions of dollars at its disposal, the Pentagon is one of the incubators of technological innovation in the US. Here's a look at five new items of military technology that could add a little more James Bond to America's warfighters.
Public expectations are low that Congress's 'super committee' can strike a deal to shrink huge US deficit, polls show. But Congress's image is likely to take another hit if gridlock again prevails.
The number of American students who study abroad has been climbing steadily, more than tripling in the last two decades. The need to compete in a globalized world is one reason.
International students flocked to US colleges and universities in record numbers in the 2010-11 academic year. The number surged nearly 5 percent over the previous year, reaching 723,277, according to the latest annual "Open Doors" report by the Institute of International Education and the State Department. The jump suggests a global hunger for the cachet and opportunity afforded by an American college education – despite the high cost to families and foreign governments. Foreign students contribute more than $21 billion to the US economy in tuition costs, book-buying, and living expenses – making higher education a top US service-sector export, the report finds. The makeup of international students in the US is changing in some surprising ways. Here are five.
Penn State legend Joe Paterno, ousted from his coaching post over the child sex-abuse scandal, has hired a criminal defense lawyer. Legal experts say the investigation isn't over and it makes sense.
Gloria Cain will appear on Fox News Monday night to defend her husband, who has been accused of sexual harassment. Gloria Cain could change the momentum or be 'too little, too late.'
The announcement from the US Supreme Court about considering the health-care law was greeted across the ideological spectrum as a positive development – but for different reasons.
GOP polls show big gains for Newt Gingrich, ranking ahead of or even with Mitt Romney. One of the GOP polls cites Gingrich's 'amazing comeback.' The other notes he would lose to Obama in a head-to-head matchup.
Waterboarding, an interrogation technique that simulates drowning, was endorsed by Republican presidential candidates Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann. 'They're wrong,' said Obama in a press conference. 'Waterboarding is torture.'
Riot police moved into an Occupy Oakland encampment, removing occupants and taking down tents on Monday.
Insider trading by members of Congress is legal, according to a '60 Minutes' program Sunday. But there is legislation that would make it illegal.
The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to rule on the constitutionality of a provision in President Obama's healthcare law that requires all Americans to buy health insurance.
Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of the former president and the current secretary of State, will work on stories for the 'Making a Difference' series. Chelsea Clinton will be a special correspondent on NBC's 'Nightly News.'
The Obama health-care law hangs in the balance, as the Supreme Court opts to hear challenges to its constitutionality. But the case is also about the power of Congress and the role of Supreme Court precedent.
Penn State scandal: At least six TV advertisers, including Cars.com, pulled their ads from Penn State football games.
Sexual misconduct allegations against GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain have put a spotlight on secret settlements, which many businesses are turning to in sexual harassment cases.
Oakland police began arresting Occupy Oakland protesters Monday morning, and taking down tents. Police in Portland, Philadelphia, and Salt Lake City also moved to remove Occupy protest camps from their cities.
Gloria Cain, Herman Cain's wife, is speaking out for the first time on the sexual harassment allegations. Tonight, Gloria Cain does an interview on Fox TV.
Sexual harassment ranges from annoying to illegal. There was a time when it was "accepted" as a form of hazing, the price of being a woman in the workplace. Teasing, groping, and worse were often tolerated, as was employee termination if a woman didn’t provide sexual favors to her harasser. That began to change as women sought redress through the courts in the 1970s and '80s. A growing body of legal precedents and the passage of laws strengthening the Civil Rights Act have made the threat of a sexual harassment lawsuit a serious financial risk for companies today. Here's a look at some of the legal moves and high-profile cases that have raised awareness of this issue.