Quick resolution of the Russia spies case indicates that US-Russia negotiations over the matter have been fairly amicable. During the cold war, spy swaps occurred only after convictions and prison time.
As Lindsay Lohan heads to jail for probation violations, experts call it one more sign of a growing ‘entourage’ culture, where behavior is influenced by like-minded cohorts rather than essential values.
Recent presidents have made more recess appointments because of partisan gridlock in the Senate, where nominations are held up, analysts say. Obama has made 18 so far. Bush made 171 in his eight years in office.
Like winter blizzards, a summer heat wave favors certain segments of the economy. When it feels like Death Valley in New Jersey, air conditioners, kiddie pools, and fitness drinks sell like crazy.
With the race for California governor in a virtual tie, Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown seem more interested in bashing each other than fixing the state's problems, analysts say.
The ‘Let’s Read. Let’s Move’ campaign is designed to combat the learning loss that can occur during the summer. Two cabinet secretaries touted summer reading at an event in Washington Wednesday.
Oil skimmer from abroad, the mega ship A Whale, has not yet shown how well it can collect oil, because of continued rough seas. At least it's been out on the water near the site of the BP oil spill, while other skimmers were docked.
Russia and the US reportedly are working out a deal to swap spies, according to the brother of a nuclear researcher convicted of spying in Russia. It's a tactic honed during the cold war.
Recent arrests of Muslim men in terrorism plots lead some adherents to ask if they need to approach risks of homegrown jihadists with more urgency.
Beset by a massive budget deficit, reduced volume of mail, and rising health-care costs, the US Postal Service has proposed raising postage rates again in 2011.
Immigration law: A Justice Department suit filed Tuesday alleges that federal law trumps the controversial state statute and that enforcing immigration law is a federal responsibility. Legal experts are split on the likely outcome.
Air conditioners kept pumping out the cool air for the most part on Tuesday. Utilities have reported minor outages during the heat wave, but power systems have largely been able to handle the load.
The Army said Tuesday that Spec. Bradley Manning stole information on a massive scale, though charging papers did not mention the WikiLeaks website by name.
After meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Tuesday, Obama disputed that there is any coolness in the US-Israel relationship.
The forecasts call for hot weather not just during daytime, but also at night, when many people don't have air conditioning to keep their bedrooms cool. The heat wave could persist through the week.
The BP oil spill has cost the company almost $150 million and counting in compensation for damages to Gulf Coast workers and businesses. But replacing millions in undocumented income from the tourist-driven Gulf economy may prove impossible.
A week of high winds and waves has interfered with some efforts to contain and clean up the BP oil spill. But key activities have continued with little interruption from bad weather.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will be in New York on Tuesday. The British monarch is set to address the UN for the second time in her 57-year reign.
Research using spectral imaging of a 'rough draught' of the Declaration of Independence shows that Thomas Jefferson crossed out 'subjects' and very carefully replaced it with 'citizens.'
At a memorial service for Sen. Robert Byrd in West Virginia, regular folks and presidents alike gathered for a public celebration marked by moments of grace and humor.