The Tappan Zee Bridge in New York saw miles of traffic, Monday, when a laid off employee lowered himself from a rope ladder and dangled from the bridge for hours.
Did Congress overstep its authority when it instructed US officials to list 'Israel' as the place of birth for Americans born in Jerusalem? Supreme Court justices heard arguments Monday.
Community banks and credit unions saw big business on Bank Transfer Day, when some customers moved funds out of big financial institutions. But many see the action as largely symbolic.
With the bipartisan 'super committee' under the gun to cut the deficit, some GOP lawmakers are rethinking parts of the antitax pledge pushed by Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform.
Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky, who helped cement the school’s reputation as 'Linebacker U' before retiring, is accused of assaulting eight boys and young teens.
It's unlikely that a third-party run by Ron Paul would garner significant support. But it could be a factor in the overall election, much like Ross Perot's run was in 1992.
Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's personal physician, was found guilty Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the pop icon's death. Denied bail pending sentencing, he was promptly taken into custody.
Half of Americans say Obama does not deserve to be reelected, versus 40 percent who say he does, finds a new Monitor/TIPP poll. Independents, in particular, have lost faith. But attitudes can change a lot in a year, as history shows.
Two justices said the Supreme Court should have taken the case of Duane Buck, who was convicted of two murders. But three blamed his defense lawyers for introducing race into the trial.
Sharon Bialek is the fourth woman to make sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain, but she is the first to voice her allegations in public.
When the Census Bureau started counting food stamps and tax breaks as income, the poverty rate went up, not down. Some say the new poverty rate is a nuanced picture. Critics say its a ruse.
Initiative 26, a Mississippi ballot measure, asserts that 'personhood' begins at conception. The proposed state constitutional amendment, which challenges the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, goes to voters Nov. 8.
Wealth gap between the young and old is deeper than it has ever been. The recession hasn't helped, but the wealth gap has been growing for years.
Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State football coach, was charged with sexually assaulting boys. Jerry Sandusky worked for Joe Paterno for 23 years. What did Paterno know?
The former commentator died Friday night from complications after minor surgery. Only a month ago, the 92-year-old curmudgeon gave his final commentary after 33 years on television's favorite newsmagazine.
That’s one finding in the first national study of the subject in a decade. The report also highlights some examples of how educators have been able to help students stand up to sexual harassment.
Bipartisan support for Congress's 'super committee' and its deficit-busting work has lately come to the fore. Moreover, some Republicans seem ready to redefine the 'no tax pledge.'
Penn State scandal: Charges that Jerry Sandusky, former assistant football coach at Penn State, abused eight boys has shocked the community. Will Penn State head coach Joe Paterno be forced to retire?
Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the United States, discussed how the recent prisoner swap for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit strengthened Israeli society among other topics at a breakfast for reporters sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor.
Oklahoma earthquake: The 5.6 magnitude earthquake Saturday, followed by aftershocks Sunday, damaged at least 14 homes in Oklahoma, say officials. No one was seriously injured.