Thanksgiving tweets are rolling in on Twitter, pondering recipes and giving thanks. But is tweeting while dining now OK?
USPS aims to protect privacy of needy Letters to Santa writers, after an incident last year in which a registered sex offender obtained the address of a child. Charities scramble to adjust.
President Obama joined a long line of presidents to partake in the Thanksgiving turkey pardon tradition Wednesday, with daughters Sasha and Malia at his side.
House and Senate bills on healthcare reform include most cost-cutting ideas that have surfaced in recent years, asserts Obama's budget director.
Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska says he will vote down the healthcare bill if it does not outlaw use of federal dollars for abortion services. He also wants to rein in the scope of a public option.
Google apologized over a racially offensive image of the first lady from a blog. But countless Michelle Obama pictures circulate on the Web – some flattering and some not.
The Pentagon review will recommend disciplinary action if it finds individuals failed to do their job in the run up to Fort Hood shootings, officials say. The alleged shooter is an Army psychiatrist who reportedly exhibited some troubling behavior.
President Obama is expected to announce next week his decision on troop numbers and strategy for the war in Afghanistan. It won't be too different from the policy laid out in March, say experts.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has had 38 recalls for dangerous toys this year, down from 162 in 2008. But parents shopping for children this holiday season still need to be vigilant.
Kentucky police said Tuesday that Bill Sparkman, the census worker found hanged with "FED" written on his chest, was trying to make his suicide look like a murder for insurance purposes.
Census worker Bill Sparkman's death in September set off a rush of speculation and commentary about right-wing extremism. On Tuesday, police ruled the death a suicide.
A report Tuesday on the latest climate-change research shows emissions rising quickly and ice caps melting faster than projected. The report comes amid a controversy over hacked scientists’ e-mails that some say point to a global warming hoax.
For years to come, the International Space Station will be the site for experiments benefiting earth research and extended space flight.
From a 2005 baseline, a 17 percent emissions cut would fall short of what's needed to keep global warming to 3.6 degrees F. But it may reflect most that US Senate would OK from climate talks.
Sen. Mary Landrieu says she won $300 million in aid for Louisiana for voting 'yes' in a key healthcare reform vote Saturday. But she has misgivings about the public option, which means the deals might not be done yet.
New GDP figures released Tuesday suggest that the US economy is growing more slowly than initially thought. Obama warns that loss of confidence could lead to a 'double-dip' recession.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger picked state Sen. Abel Maldonado as his candidate for lieutenant governor Monday night. Maldonado would be the first Hispanic Republican to hold statewide office in 130 years.
The House and Senate will have a difficult time reconciling their healthcare reform bills on several key issues, including abortion funding and a public option, among others.
A panel of the South Carolina House held a hearing into the potential impeachment of Gov. Mark Sanford Tuesday. The state constitution gives lawmakers wide latitude to impeach Sanford, who left the state secretly in June to visit a lover in Argentina.
Arkansas' Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln voted to move the healthcare bill along for debate in the Senate. But she's vulnerable in her conservative home state, and trying to shift focus to jobs and the economy.