A Massachusetts district attorney recently filed charges against nine students for allegedly bullying Phoebe Prince to the point that she committed suicide. Prosecution of such cases are rare.
The Republican phone sex scandal ensued after that RNC directed potential donors to the wrong number. Meanwhile, a conservative leader told his followers to stop giving to the RNC, and a competing organization is raising money for GOP candidates.
In a trend worthy of April Fools' jokes, Americans are challenging Question 9 of the 2010 Census form: What is your race? Some are self-defining themselves as 'American' or 'NASCAR.'
Thursday is Census Day – the bureau's 'target date' for Americans to mail back their 2010 census form. But census takers won't start rounding up noncompliers for another month.
The USS Nicholas returned fire on Somali pirates near the Seychelles, sinking an attacking boat, confiscating the mother ship, and apprehending five pirates. The US Navy has stepped up patrols in the Indian Ocean.
The Obama administration set the first-ever greenhouse gas emission limits for US cars Thursday. To meet them, gas mileage standards must increase 40 percent to 35.5 miles per gallon.
China signals it will consider a new UN resolution on Iran sanctions, in a bid to pressure Tehran to verify that it is not trying to develop nuclear weapons. Is China expecting something from the US in return for its cooperation?
City officials and residents are enthusiastic about the Topeka-Google April Fools’ joke – and about the town’s chances of winning Google’s broadband competition.
April Fools' Day history is murky, and nobody knows its origins. So beware any Boston University professors who claim it originated in the court of Constantine.
One of the prosecutors who helped convict Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber, says militias like the Hutaree are most dangerous when they create lone wolf terrorists.
The UN's Haiti donor conference resulted in $15 billion in pledges over the short and long term. It is seen as a test of whether such massive rebuilding programs can work.
Safety officials may not have built arks, but emergency response workers in Rhode Island and across the Northeast made extraordinary efforts to protect residents as historic floods swept the region.
Offshore drilling for oil and gas will expand to new areas under President Obama's drilling plan, announced Wednesday. But the plan also keeps some sensitive environmental areas off-limits.
Students and other critics want to know if Sarah Palin will be paid $100,000 or more for her CSU speech. Is the state university – part of California government – obliged to reveal the confidential contract?
Throughout US history, major change has begotten radical rhetoric from both political parties. Healthcare reform is no different – and heated words can sometimes spark violence.
The Pentagon wants a candid discussion within the military about 'don't ask, don't tell.' But some service members are acknowledging they're gay. Under the law, that could lead to a discharge.
Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville say the Obama White House needs to do a better job explaining its economic plan as it heads toward the 2010 elections.
Two top Democratic strategists who spoke at Wednesday’s Monitor-sponsored breakfast for reporters said Sarah Palin is the GOP poster girl – and that is good for Democrats.
The US Supreme Court said that criminal defense lawyers are bound by the Constitution to let immigrant defendants who are not US citizens know when a guilty plea could lead to deportation.
President Obama is likening his federal healthcare reform bill to the Massachusetts healthcare bill signed by former Gov. Mitt Romney. That could cause problems for Romney in 2012.