Rand Paul, a favorite of the 'tea party' movement, won the Republican nomination for US Senate in Kentucky. But he's become embroiled over the landmark Civil Rights Act, which outlawed racial segregation.
Doping allegations have dogged Lance Armstrong throughout his career, but the the seven-time Tour de France winner has deflected them all. The latest accusations are from a disgraced former teammate, Floyd Landis.
BP and government officials said Wednesday that their next attempt to stop the Gulf oil spill – the so-called 'top kill' – is scheduled to start Sunday. If it doesn't work, there are few promising short-term alternatives.
Changes to social studies textbooks in Texas proposed by conservatives have resulted in a partisan uproar and generated interest far beyond the Lone Star State.
Student Adam Wheeler is accused of masterminding a Harvard hoax, using fake documents to get into the university and secure financial aid. Student fraud is an growing problem, experts say.
The past two months were the warmest March and April on record globally. A new report suggests that communities will need to be adaptable to meet the challenges of global warming.
BP says its only priority is to shut down the Macondo well responsible for the Gulf oil spill. But industry experts say BP could still try to get oil from the well in the future.
Democrat Mark Critz won the special election Tuesday in PA-12 – a Pennsylvania congressional district where President Obama has a 35 percent approval rating. In some ways, his campaign could be a model for Democrats in the November election.
Primary election results from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Arkansas give a snapshot view of the state of the electorate.
President Obama tells Mexican President Felipe Calderón he opposes the Arizona immigration law and will seek comprehensive immigration reform. But he acknowledges that he'll need some Republican votes in Congress to succeed.
Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is thought to be connected to at least three alleged terrorist attacks, including the Fort Hood shootings, the Christmas Day bombing attempt on an airliner, and the May 2 Times Square bomb.
Chicago chef Rick Bayless is a Decoder favorite, and Wednesday night he'll feed Obama and Mexico President Felipe Calderón at a White House state dinner.
Tuesday's primaries signal a restless electorate unwilling to follow the behest of either party establishment. Sen. Arlen Specter lost in Pennsylvania. 'Tea party' pick Rand Paul is GOP's Senate candidate in Kentucky. Sen. Blanche Lincoln faces a runoff in Arkansas.
New forecasts suggest that the loop current could carry the Gulf oil spill to Florida beaches within the next eight to 10 days. After that, it could reach the Atlantic Ocean.
Drug violence, trade, and border issues – including Arizona’s new immigration law – are among the difficult issues to be discussed when Mexican President Felipe Calderón visits Washington Wednesday.
Students who don’t have effective reading skills by the end of third grade are more likely to fall behind. Later achievement, including high school graduation, can be affected, a new report says.
Elements of the Arizona immigration law echo 1995's controversial Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which gave some local law enforcement officials the authority to identify and detain immigration offenders.
Historically vulnerable cities like New York claim they need more anti-terrorism funds. After Faisal Shahzad's attempted Times Square bombing, will the Department of Homeland Security agree?
Visiting a manufacturing plant in Youngstown, Ohio, President Obama said the $787 billion Recovery Act helped avert a possible depression. Critics – especially Republicans – aren't so sure.