A California law school is under no constitutional obligation to grant the Christian Legal Society status as an official student group, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The school had withheld such status because of the group's exclusion of gays as members.
North Korea accused the US Monday of aggressive military moves in the zone separating the two Koreas. The North is undergoing a leadership transition.
Tropical storm Alex has created rough seas at the Deepwater Horizon site, potentially delaying until July BP's plans to double oil collection at the well in the Gulf oil spill
At the G20 summit in Toronto, world leaders agreed to halve deficits in three years. At least one prominent economist says spending, not cuts, is what's needed.
Senate Democrats hope that West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin will act quickly to replace Senator Byrd. With Byrd's death, they are two votes short of the 60 needed to move key legislation to a vote.
Sen. Robert Byrd, who died early Monday, had an unrivaled grasp of Senate procedure. He’ll also be remembered for the outsize share of federal dollars he won for his state, West Virginia.
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the Second Amendment's right to bear arms applies to every jurisdiction in the nation. It places in doubt the constitutionality of Chicago's handgun ban.
McChrystal is out, but the Afghanistan war will remain on the same course under David Petraeus. Some experts are clamoring for a change from the administration's counterinsurgency strategy.
The Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan begin Monday. Here is a primer on how a deeply partisan Senate might challenge her.
Even before tropical storm Alex came on the scene, BP wanted to revamp how it collects oil from the leaking well at the center of the Gulf oil spill. Those plans could take shape this week.
Americans approve of Gen. David Petraeus as the new US commander in Afghanistan. But after nine years and with mounting US casualties, support for the war itself is waning.
Residents fear mass relocations should a hurricane kick the Gulf oil spill onto resort towns. ‘Hazmat cards’ are a hot commodity among residents, since they could be the key to return.
When Obama and Britain's Cameron meet Saturday at the G20 summit, at least they won't have a World Cup matchup between their countries to tussle over. The need for more stimulus to propel the global economic recovery? That's another matter.
Michael Jackson died a year ago from a physician-administered anesthetic. More than 20,000 people die each year from prescription-drug overdoses, some of whom get drugs from more than one doctor.
The bill would have extended tax credits and unemployment benefits, but it failed on a procedural vote. Many Republicans say they support the aims of the legislation, but they want to see more effort to cut spending.
Coast Guard officials are preparing for the possibility that they’ll need to temporarily shut down efforts to deal with the Gulf oil spill as a low-pressure system develops in the western Caribbean.
Natural gas could serve as a carbon-light ‘bridge fuel’ while renewable energy sources are still gaining ground in the US energy mix, a new study from MIT says.
Elena Kagan, Supreme Court nominee, said she 'abhorred' the Pentagon's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy banning gays from serving openly. In her confirmation hearings, critics will focus on her efforts to limit military recruiting at Harvard.
House and Senate conferees crafted a final version of financial reform legislation Friday. Both houses are expected to vote on the bill next week.
Elena Kagan, if confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, would shift the balance dramatically – with three women and a Jewish-Catholic bloc. So would the high court look like We the People?