The unemployment rate for adult white women fell to 6.8 percent in January. Other statistics indicate that women over age 55 are faring well in the job market.
Prosecutors say they'll file charges Monday against Dr. Conrad Murray in the death of pop star Michael Jackson. The case focuses attention on how celebrities like the late Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith, and Brittany Murphy may get special treatment from physicians.
Tea Party Nation announced at its first convention Friday that it’s forming a political action committee to help fund, train, and guide upstart campaigns across the country. It won’t be the first, or likely the last.
Healthcare reform legislation often means cutting 'deals,' but public anger over earmarks may further gridlock healthcare reform.
Super Bowl XLIV will be one of the closest, highest-scoring Super Bowls ever, given the Saints' and Colts' air games.
After spending much of Friday below 10000, the market recovered lost ground amid positive news about unemployment. But the government-debt crisis in Greece is prompting investors to worry, again, about the health of the financial system.
Jon Stewart did a two-part interview this week on ‘The O’Reilly Factor.’ When it was over, Bill O’Reilly said, ‘I’m very, very pleased.’
As a 'Blue Dog' Democrat, Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas has often sided with Republicans. But that's left Democrats grumbling and the GOP thinking she's an easy target in the 2010 elections.
Child-advocacy groups in Florida are protesting Sunday's Super Bowl, saying the NFL was wrong to invite rocker Pete Townshend of The Who to perform at halftime. They cite his 2003 arrest for accessing child porn online. He urges critics to 'look at bit further' at his case.
Even the NFL, accustomed to hoopla from Super Bowl teams' home towns, must be a little taken aback by the pre-game buildup in New Orleans. As for copyrights to 'Who Dat?', the locals gave NFL the smackdown.
Often, impoverished parents or other relatives bring children to orphanages. Meanwhile, an estimated 300,000 Haitian children are believed to be enslaved or working as servants for the country's wealthy elite.
While movements like the tea party have fervor and anger, historians caution that such groups can quickly lose momentum and influence.
Economists see some optimism in the unemployment rate as well as in other employment data. But overall, jobs are still being lost.
It's not usually a good sign when your opponent cheers your campaign ad. But hey, the TV spot is getting a lot of free media attention for US Senate candidate Carly Fiorina.
An expanded set of indictments in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption case involves 'honest services fraud' under a controversial federal law. It makes it easier for prosecutors, but the US Supreme Court may strike it down.
Massachusetts' Scott Brown was sworn into his Senate seat Thursday, giving Republicans the 41 votes needed to filibuster legislation.
Homegrown terrorism is a growing threat, US intelligence chief Dennis Blair said this week. But the number of American Muslims engaged in extremist activity remain small and still largely focused overseas.
Lifeguard Dan Lund, who'd once been bitten by a shark himself, paddled out to bring back surfer Stephen Schafer, the victim of a shark attack Wednesday.
Senate Democrats have been consulting within their own ranks to develop job creation ideas. They want to pass a bill by Feb. 12.
Zeituni Onyango, President Obama's Kenyan aunt, has been living illegally in Boston. She is fighting a deportation order, seeking US asylum based on tribal conflict in Kenya and a medical condition.