'The Pacific,' a 10-part HBO drama that launches Sunday, spins the tales of those who fought on the Pacific front in World War II. Creators Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg suggest that the type of warfare waged on those little-known islands may give viewers a jolt of familiarity.
President Obama will send a framework for K-12 education reform to Congress on Monday, citing concern about students' lagging performance relative to that in some other industrialized nations.
The 'tea party' movement coalesces around fiscal responsibility and limited federal government, not bans on abortion or gay marriage. It's an agenda that some say will attract more people to the Republican Party, though it may leave social conservatives wandering in the wilderness.
GOP senators who have been willing to work openly with Democrats say that the process for healthcare reform could end the prospects for bipartisanship elsewhere. Possibly at stake in the Senate: comprehensive immigration reform and financial regulation.
Chicago's City Council considers suspending enforcement of the city's landscaping ordinance, as small-business owners complain that compliance is too expensive in a recession.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered those words at the UN Friday as she marked the 15th anniversary of her speech at the World Conference on Women in Beijing.
The Apple iPad went on sale Friday. Word that the device can read any page aloud – including e-books – has authors on alert.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the vote on the healthcare reform bill may come next week, but House Democrats are waiting for assurances about what the Senate will do afterward.
Failed investment bank Lehman Bros. used an accounting trick at the end of each quarter to make its finances appear less shaky than they really were, says a report from an examiner.
Homegrown militants like Jihad Jane are joining the Islamist terror threat to the US. For some, it's as much about social distress as it is about radical ideology.
Beverage-based political movements are all the rage. 'Tea party' and 'coffee party' aside, here are some possible concoctions that could add to the national discourse.
The Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan, sold in November for about one percent of its 1975 construction cost, will reopen its doors with a monster truck event and a soccer tournament in April.
Of the 10 charities receiving part of Obama's $1.4 million Nobel Prize award, six directly support higher education for student groups that are traditionally underserved.
President Obama postpones next week's trip to Guam, Indonesia, and Australia. He'll stay around to help push a healthcare reform bill to the finish line.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom confirmed he's running for lieutenant governor of California, and enters the race as the Democratic frontrunner, political analysts say.
With costs soaring, some colleges offer students a way to graduate early with a three-year college degree. But critics say students lose out on gaining breadth of experience.
In a legal settlement Thursday, the EPA agreed to help states test coastal waters for acidity, and to weigh whether to tighten rules on carbon emissions to address ocean acidification.
The State Department is planning to increase fees for a US passport. The cost of a renewal could jump to $110.
Atheist Michael Newdow challenged 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance and 'in God we trust' on US currency as unconstitutional endorsements of religion. But the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals said the references to God are grounded in historical philosophy and politics.
Teens in high school used illegal drugs – alcohol, marijuana, and Ecstasy – at rising rates in 2009, a report shows. It's the first uptick in teen drug use since 1998.