Colorado secede? It sounds implausible, but the idea of counties withdrawing from one state to form a new one isn’t impossible. But some big hurdles – like the US Constitution – make it very difficult.
Several poisonous letters sent to officials appear to have been tied to settling private feuds. On Friday, the FBI arrested a woman for sending ricin-tainted letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, apparently to exact revenge upon her estranged husband.
Belmont Stakes: In the wake of tropical storm Andrea, the track will be wet. Does that favor Orb, Oxbow, or one of the other 12 horses racing Saturday on Long Island, N.Y., for the final Triple Crown race for this year.
Police have yet to identify the shooter or his motive in an attack Friday that killed four people and wounded five more in Santa Monica, Calif. The attacker was wearing SWAT-type gear and firing an assault rifle.
Two US surveillance programs – one scooping up records of Americans' phone calls and the other collecting information on Internet-based activities – came to public attention this week. The aim: data-mining to help the NSA thwart terrorism. But not everyone is cool with it.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has called lawmakers back into session to try to deal with the state's unfunded pension obligation. But expectations are low for a resolution, even though Democrats control both chambers and the state's credit rating is taking a beating.
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann, who announced last week she will not run for reelection to the House, said Thursday she is looking for a 'different perch' from which to advance her causes. As for 2016? Nothing is 'off the table,' she said.
The tropical storm, after soaking parts of Florida and Georgia Thursday, was set to spend Friday in North Carolina and points north. Andrea's winds have abated to 45 m.p.h., but flooding, and perhaps tornadoes, remain of concern.
The two-day US-China summit, devoted to establishing a rapport between Obama and Xi, has its skeptics. But planners hope six hours of unscripted conversation can help foster a 'new type of great power relationship.'
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie named state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa as a place holder and set a special election to replace the late US Sen. Frank Lautenberg. In a heavily Democratic state, Newark Mayor Cory Booker is the one to watch.