Norman LeBoon, the man who admitted to posting a death threat against Rep. Eric Cantor on YouTube, received a two-year prison sentence Thursday.
As the government shutdown deadline approaches, President Obama has remained calm and on-message.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg fired controversial schools chancellor Cathie Black just three months after he'd named the publishing executive to head the nation's largest school system.
When the UN's Ban Ki-moon traveled to Washington on Thursday to make the case for continued strong financial support, he got stiff resistance from Republicans.
A federal judge sentenced a Somali man to 25 years in US prison for his role in the hijacking of a Danish merchant ship in late 2008. The Somali pirate is already serving time for an attempted attack on the USS Ashland last April.
A government shutdown would not mean that Tax Day 2011 changes. The April 18 deadline would remain in place, though some things at the IRS might move slower.
While education spending declined during the recession, most states increased prison spending, according to a new report from the NAACP.
Two sites have produced up to 100,000 centrifuges under the direction of Iran’s Defense Ministry, says an Iranian group. The group has revealed sites involved in the Iran nuclear program before.
The House voted Thursday to bar the EPA from regulating carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases. The Senate on Wednesday rejected a similar proposal. Still, the fight is far from over.
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland had a terrific first round at the Masters 2011 golf tournament Thursday. Several other golfers are also under par.
The Department of Veterans Affairs learned its lessons in the government shutdown of 1995. For that reason, disruptions to veterans would be minimal if the government shuts down.
If the budget impasse causes the government to shut down after Friday, many ordinary Americans would feel it. Some services deemed 'essential,' though, would continue amid a government shutdown.
With the news of Glenn Beck leaving Fox officially announced, it's time to reflect. The host has packed a lot of wallop in just two-plus years at Fox News. Conspiracy theories, apocalyptic predictions, and just plain eyebrow-raising statements have kept the folks at Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog group, busy. They track his show (along with many others) and take notes. Now that the show “Glenn Beck” is ending later this year, Media Matters has opened its files and shared some of the most noteworthy moments. We’ve whittled the list down to the 10 most controversial things Mr. Beck has said on Fox – so far, at least. It bears noting that Beck has a lot of followers, who admire his populist conservative critique of the Obama era. His Facebook page has more than 1.8 million fans -- coincidentally, the same number of viewers he had as of January (down from 2.9 million in January 2010). Whether those fans believe his every word is hard to tell. But, like any good showman, he knows how to draw a crowd.
Masters 2011 golf tournament is the 75th edition of what started out as the Augusta National invitation Tournament back in 1934.
Tiger Woods isn't the favorite to win the Masters 2011. That honor falls to Phil Mickelson. In fact, Tiger Woods may have peaked professionally. This week's Masters golf tournament may be the most critical test of Woods' golf career.
Budget stalemate has many on Capitol Hill crunching numbers. With any new budget, taxes may be the real third rail of politics. Can the U.S. solve its fiscal woes without more revenue?
Federal agents arrest an attorney and stockbroker who allegedly used prepaid phones and inside information to make millions during a 17-year insider-trading partnership.
The Barry Bonds trial has played out like a daily morality play, offering an unvarnished look at how sports stars' entourages can be made and ripped apart by fame, wealth, and scandal.
Pressure rises on the Obama administration to take action in Libya. Officials weigh the humanitarian costs of holding back against the economic and political costs of action.
Glenn Beck, a Fox News fixture since January 2009, announces that his daily talk show will end this year. Analysts suggest viewers and advertisers tired of his conspiracy theories and antics.