Ronnie Lee Gardner, who is scheduled to be executed by firing squad in Utah just past midnight local time Friday, raises questions about the relative humaneness of methods of execution.
Friday's grand opening of 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,' the theme park based on the popular books, could bring sell-out crowds to an industry crimped by the global economic downturn.
The Knight Commission has long been an advocate for greater academic rigor in big-time college sports. Thursday it proposed new standards to try to combat the 'arms race' of athletic spending.
The US and EU announce Iran sanctions that go beyond those approved by the UN Security Council last week. Moscow decries their 'political disregard for their partnership with Russia.'
The Supreme Court ruled against a group of waterfront property owners who said the state of Florida owed them money because it pumped sand onto beaches eroded by storms, lowering property values.
Outsider-extraordinaire Alvin Greene won last week's South Carolina primary without campaigning. Democrats are now determining whether Greene will remain a candidate with a 'D' next to his name.
In a hearing Thursday, House Democrats investigating the disaster suggested that BP made five cost-saving decisions that might have contributed to the Gulf oil spill.
The $20 billion escrow account is good news, but efforts to speed up the BP oil spill claims process are behind the curve, Louisiana business owners say.
A police sergeant was using a work-issued pager to send sexually explicit texts. The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the police department was entitled to read his messages.
MMS (Minerals Management Service) was ill-prepared to oversee the oil and gas industry because it lacked inspectors and regulations, the Interior Department's inspector general testified Thursday.
The Gulf oil spill has exposed both linguistic and cultural chasms between America and Europe. BP's Swedish chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg apologized for calling Gulf residents 'small people.'
BP CEO Tony Hayward, testifying Thursday in Congress about the Gulf oil spill, said other firms are involved and it's too soon to assign blame. Lawmaker cites BP 'complacency' toward safety.
Of the NBA's 63 championships, the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers account for 32. The Lakers trail the Celtics 15 to 17 in NBA Finals championship banners heading into Thursday's decisive Game 7.
At a Monitor Breakfast for reporters Thursday, Pew Research Center president Andrew Kohut, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and former senator John Danforth discussed a new report from the Pew Global Attitudes Project.
Government regulators have said that the failure of the Deepwater Horizon's blowout preventer April 20 was unforeseeable. But studies conducted for federal regulators in MMS or with their participation show that blowout preventers were known to have 'safety critical' vulnerabilities.
Rep. Henry Waxman is a rare breed in Congress: an impeccable interrogator. He will be eager to question BP chief executive officer Tony Hayward about the Gulf oil spill Thursday.
Like other school districts nationwide, Chicago is facing budget cuts – meaning layoffs and crowded classrooms. The teachers' union is being asked to make concessions, including their guaranteed annual pay raise.
President Obama said in his Oval Office address that he wants "up to 90 percent" of the Gulf oil spill leak contained by the end of the month. He is putting his faith in an uncertain BP plan.
A dozen Senate Democrats joined Republicans in voting against a stimulus package that would add about $80 billion to the deficit. President Obama says it will save state and local jobs.