A nosedive in stock prices doesn't mean a double-dip recession is inevitable. But investor sell-off could hurt an already weak economy by dampening consumer and business spirits.
Guns blazing, the three Florida siblings of the Dougherty Gang embarked on week-long cross-country flight before crashing during a high-speed chase on Wednesday in Colorado, police say.
Birthright citizenship is given to anyone born in the US. The American Bar Association says they're against any changes to the Constitution that would outlaw birthright citizenship.
A victory for Republicans? Kinda. A plus for Democrats? Sorta. DCDecoder says that The Wisconsin elections offered neither a massive backlash to GOP policy nor strong support for those same policies.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a presidential-election infrastructure ready to go, say insiders. His appeal to Christian conservatives and the business community position him as a strong, if late, challenger.
After record-breaking electoral spending, efforts to recall six Wisconsin state senators resulted in unseating only two. While Democrats claim a moral victory, Republicans see wasted effort.
Rumsfeld torture lawsuit: a lawsuit brought against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has been allowed to move forward. The suit involves a US citizen who says he was tortured in a foreign prison.
Emerson Winfield Begolly pleaded guilty on Tuesday to using the Internet to urge others to commit 'real terrorism, but on a small scale.' He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $125,000 fine.
The Wisconsin recall has brought record-breaking political spending to the state, and as voters went to the polls Tuesday, many said they simply wanted the contentious process to be over.
The Dow recovered almost 430 points Tuesday, after the Fed said it would keep short-term interest rates low until mid-2013. But the Fed's surprise move also points to expectations for slow recovery.
Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce is hailed by many conservatives nationwide as a 'patriot' for his anti-illegal immigration stance. But the backlash has spawned a recall election Nov. 8.
SEAL Team Six, the unit that killed Osama bin Laden in May, lost members Saturday when Afghan insurgents downed a NATO helicopter. President Obama paid tribute to all of the fallen Tuesday.
Warren Jeffs, leader of the polygamist FLDS religious sect, was sentenced to life in prison in Texas, convicted of sexually assaulting two girls, aged 15 and 12, that he claimed as his 'brides.'
First US fuel efficiency rules for heavy-duty trucks, unveiled Tuesday, are embraced by trucking firms, manufacturers, and environmentalists. They'll cut fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Political eyes around the nation are on Wisconsin today, as voters in six districts cast ballots in the third – and most critical – of four recall votes. Six Republican state senators face possible defeat today. Next week, two Democratic state senators will be in the same position. The vote is widely seen as a referendum on the anti-union strategies of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, and thus has drawn interest – and funding – from across the country.
Newsweek is coming under fire for a wild-eyed cover photo of Michele Bachmann. The headline calls her the 'Queen of Rage.' But was the rough treatment actually a compliment of sorts?
From Milwaukee to Philadelphia to Chicago, officials are enforcing curfews and requiring chaperones for teens, after several flash mob attacks allegedly involving black youths.
D.B. Cooper mystery endures: The FBI says DNA found on a tie left behind by the legendary hijacker doesn't match that of the latest suspect, who died in 1999.
SEAL Team Six: In death as in everyday duty, the SEALs and their families are insular, with their own intimate support system that few outsiders can grasp, residents with close ties to the unit said.
With some states in open revolt against education reforms in the No Child Left Behind law, the Obama administration prepares to issue waivers from certain requirements. But states must agree to a different set of reforms to qualify.