A Swiss judge's decision not to extradite director Roman Polanski to the US is 'disturbing,' says a leading children's advocate. The filmmaker had faced sentencing in a 1977 child sex case.
Congress has a full plate before November's midterms. Financial reform is likely to pass. But energy reform and immigration reform look like long shots. Here's what is on the docket.
While more than $2 billion in aid is helping the Haiti earthquake recovery, critics including singer Wyclef Jean say progress is still too slow.
Sixty-eight percent of respondents to a new poll said it was very important for the US to crack down on illegal immigration by tracking people who have overstayed their visas. No. 2 was beefing up forces on the border.
Sarah Palin has $1 million to bequeath upon candidates she supports in November's midterms. Down the road, those donations could win her a lot of IOUs.
'Barefoot Bandit' or Jesse James? America has a soft spot for some wrongdoers. Colton Harris-Moore won fans on Facebook and beyond as a suspect in robberies that 'stick it to the man.'
Fifty-one percent of Americans support Arizona's tough new immigration law, while 35 percent back the US lawsuit challenging it, a new TIPP poll finds. There's a stark racial divide over the issue.
Roman Polanski was released from house arrest in Switzerland Monday after the country denied a US extradition request. But Polanski could still encounter trouble if he travels.
Criticism of Obama for his handling of the Gulf oil spill, though still muted, sounds much like that of President Bush after Katrina.
Legalizing recreational marijuana use would make it a lot cheaper and drive up consumption, according to a new study. This could doom Prop. 19, even in happy-go-lucky California.
Conservatives say the lawsuit against Arizona's immigration law is a ploy for Democrats to anchor Latino support. Liberals say the lawsuit is critical to stop a 'Jose Crow' era against Hispanics.
As many as 300,000 war vets from Iraq and Afghanistan have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder. Now, the process for getting treatment and compensation for PTSD is being streamlined.
A new containment cap could temporarily halt oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. BP's gambit could dramatically alter the arc of the Gulf oil spill drama. Critics are doubtful.
When spies become news – as they did this week with the swap of US and Russian spies – there is often a disparity between real-life espionage and the images spun by popular film and fiction.
State governors are entering a weekend of talks in Boston about policy matters. Here are four indicators of the 'state of the states.'
President Obama has pledged to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bars the federal government from recognizing gay marriage. But his Justice Department is defending the law’s constitutionality in court.
A third vessel for oil collection is set to come on line, and the containment cap is to be replaced. Forecasted calm sea winds in the Gulf oil spill area make this weekend advantageous for the operations.
Overlooked in the buzz over the NBA star's decision to exit Cleveland, and milk the announcement for prime-time ad dollars, is this news: LeBron James arranged to have all 'The Decision' proceeds donated to charity.
LeBron James is moving to the Miami Heat to join best courtside buds Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Currently, the league has no mechanism to address what some critics call player collusion.