The Obama administration says it won’t hold the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other Al Qaeda suspects in Manhattan after all, mainly because of security costs and community backlash. But to some, it's another political misstep.
Scott Roeder argued that killing Dr. George Tiller was necessary to prevent future abortions. A manslaughter verdict would have brought a much lesser sentence, but the jury quickly convicted him of murder – which brings a life sentence.
As the Toyota recall grows to 9 million cars worldwide, dealers in America handhold worried customers and brace for losses of up to $2 million a month.
A decline in stratospheric water vapor between 2000 and 2009 followed an apparent increase between 1980 and 2000, a team of scientists has found. That finding may have implications for global warming.
President Obama met with House Republicans at their annual retreat in Baltimore. GOP lawmakers asked pointed questions and Obama pushed back. But overall, the meeting was civil and substantive.
Sarah Palin defended the Tim Tebow ad against abortion. Feminist groups objected to it, but attacking an ad that tells the story of a woman’s decision not to have an abortion could backfire.
Republican lawmakers usually back tax cuts for businesses, but the $33 billion price tag of Obama's proposal may deter those who are more worried about runaway deficits.
Now accepting advocacy ads that hew to evolving ‘norms,’ CBS reverses its previous policy and shakes up Super Bowl Sunday. The flip side: Events from Super Sunday to the Daytona 500 could become a parade of in-your-face social commentary.
President Obama Friday told federal agencies to cut energy use to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 28 percent by 2010. Agencies are taking measures ranging from using more solar energy to switching from gasoline vehicles to hybrid vehicles.
A federal jury Thursday convicted a former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawyer for participating in 'pump-and-dump' schemes, where demand for a stock is pumped up by false statements before the shares are dumped for a large profit.
US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at a 5.6 percent rate last quarter, the biggest economic expansion in six years. But economists say that doesn't augur a growth in jobs any time soon.
President Obama will meet Friday with House Republicans during their annual retreat. It's a symbolic display of bipartianship, but will it make a difference?
Senate Democrats raised the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion and passed a pay-as-you-go measure Thursday. Both needed 60 votes. But a bid to cap federal spending exposed different fault lines.
On Friday, Obama is set to announce tax credits for employers, with the aim of encouraging businesses to hire. Congress would have to vote on the proposal.
President Obama announced Thursday that California would receive $2.7 billion to boost its high-speed rail plan. The state hopes to link Los Angeles and San Francisco by 2017.
President Obama announced 13 high-speed rail projects worth $8 billion Thursday. It is an 'important beginning,' advocates say, aimed at several key population centers.
Senators approved a second term for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Thursday to avoid turmoil in world financial markets. But the Bernanke vote saw 30 members oppose his nomination.
The company’s growth pressured the automaker’s resources, while its achievements led to complacency, some say. Now, the Toyota recall is spreading across the globe.
A survey of IT executives at corporations in 14 countries finds that more than half have seen 'high-level' attacks on their firms' computer systems. Even so, budgets for cyber security and IT have been cut in recent years, two-thirds of the respondents say.
The conservative investigative journalist who broke the ACORN story, James O'Keefe, was arrested Monday, allegedly for tampering with Sen. Mary Landrieu's phones. It could set back the movement he championed.