Local buses aren't running. Mail service is suspended. Even a salt truck crashed. What happens to a city of 5 million with eight snow plows? Break out Twitter and the 'Star Wars' figurines!
Oregon Ducks fall to Auburn in the BCS national championship game Monday night. The Tiger defense was stout and an Auburn freshman running back led the charge on offense against the Oregon Ducks.
In the halls of Congress, the Arizona shooting has prompted calls to tone down violent rhetoric. But it will take more than reformed lawmakers to change politics' tough-talking culture.
Clarence Dupnik, sheriff of Pima County, called Arizona the 'capital' of hatred after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting. He's no stranger to controversy. He has said the tea party brings out the 'worst in America' and called Arizona's immigration law 'racist.'
Early reports suggest that the philosophies of shooting suspect Jared Loughner are tangled and largely incoherent – ranging from nihilism to 'lucid dreaming.' So far, there does not appear to be clear link to talk radio or hyperpartisanship, though that could change.
Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused of attempting to assassinate Gabrielle Giffords, makes his first appearance in federal court in Phoenix. A judge orders him held without bond.
Gov. Jerry Brown proposes a balanced California budget that has something 'for everyone to hate.' A plan to shift some programs to local governments will be a tough sell.
Tom DeLay was convicted of conspiring to direct laundered money to Republican candidates for the Texas legislature in 2002. The attorneys for Tom DeLay are appealing the conviction.
A whopping 100-ounce gold nugget found in California last spring will go to auction March 15. The mega-find and high gold prices have triggered a new gold rush in them thar hills.
Despite evidence that Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner is mentally unstable, he was never declared mentally unfit by a court, so his name did not appear in the federal background-check database used by gun sellers.
The Supreme Court refused to take up a case examining Congress's authority under the commerce clause, a key issue in a legal challenge to Obama's health-care law. Two justices dissented.
Number one Auburn meets number two Oregon Monday night in Glendale, Arizona in the BCS national championship game. The current process of selecting college football's top team hasn't been around all that long. Test your BCS title game knowledge by taking our quiz.
Until the mid-1950s, the Senate used a unique ivory gavel dating from 1789.
As the University of Oregon prepares to take the field tonight in this season’s BCS football championship game against Auburn in a battle of unbeatens (ESPN, 8:30 p.m ET, in Glendale, Ariz.), here’s your opportunity to prove your grasp of Oregon gridiron-ology. Get more than half right in this quiz and you’re surely no quack fan.
Authorities say they believe Jared Lee Loughner, the primary suspect in Saturday's shooting in Tucson, Ariz., targeted Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona but have not identified a motive, characterizing him as mentally unstable. The shooting followed a year in which several members of Congress have been threatened.
As Auburn University prepares to take the field tonight in this season’s BCS championship game against Oregon in a battle of unbeatens (ESPN, 8:30 p.m, in Glendale, Ariz.), here’s your opportunity to prove your grasp of Auburn gridiron-ology. Get more than half right in this quiz and you surely know your stuff.
Jared Lee Loughner is refusing to tell investigators anything about a motive for the Tucson, Arizona, shooting, but he appears to be a familiar character in American life: a disturbed outsider with a gun.
Promises of a warmer winter are not bearing fruit as new winter storm grips the South, bringing its largest city, Atlanta, to a full stop. Even the governor's inauguration event was canceled.
Gabrielle Giffords tragedy – and that of 19 others killed or wounded during a mass shooting Saturday – puts special demands on President Obama and new House Speaker John Boehner.
Federal authorities also charged Jared Lee Loughner, the Arizona shooting suspect, with two counts of murder. President Obama calls for a moment of silence Monday at 11 a.m. EST.