Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for his long and nonviolent struggle for human rights in his country. Here is a list of the past 10 Nobel Peace Prize winners and why the committee chose them.
Recent polls had shown Jerry Brown opening a slight lead over Meg Whitman. Putting him on the defensive could give her a boost.
John Lennon: FBI agents removed the fingerprints on Wednesday from the store, called Gotta Have It!
Food stamps: Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. David Paterson announced Thursday that they are seeking permission from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the nation's food stamp program, to add sugary drinks to the list of prohibited goods for city residents receiving assistance.
The Arizona tornado damaged about 200 homes in the small town of several hundred residents, and 33 homes were destroyed or uninhabitable, Coconino County Sheriff's spokesman Gerry Blair said.
A Senate investigation finds that Pentagon contractors in Afghanistan are inadvertently helping the Taliban and becoming ensnared in the turf wars of local warlords.
Some Middle East experts are questioning the Obama administration’s approach, saying that the juicy carrots the US is offering may not get it where it wants to go.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday honored Victor Perez, the man behind the improbable car chase that resulted in the recovery of an 8-year-old girl abducted in Fresno, Calif. 'This guy is a true action hero,' said the governor. Here is his story and the stories of three other everyday heroes who responded to trying circumstances with extraordinary grace or courage.
The White House holds its second nontelevised press briefing in as many days, and reporters note a less confrontational tone.
An eyewitness corroborated part of Tiffany Hartley's story about a Mexican 'pirate' attack that killed her husband, David Hartley, on Falcon Lake last week. But not all doubts have been erased.
At a Sept. 29 Monitor breakfast, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mike Mullen discussed increased pressure to cut the defense budget, US strategy in the Afghanistan war, and the impact of extended deployments on troops and their families.
Christine O'Donnell, and her "I'm not a witch" campaign, is doing so well that it indicates Republicans can do no wrong with American voters, according to Stewart.
Liberal groups charge the US Chamber of Commerce with spending foreign donations on political ads targeted against Democrats. Chamber officials deny the charge, but campaign finance law makes it hard to know for sure.
Forbes magazine ranked Michelle Obama ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and GOP figure Sarah Palin.
A presidential commission assessing the US response to the Gulf oil spill identifies flaws in the White House reaction. It finds that the government acted at times either incompetently or without candor.
Plum Island held an open house of sorts for environmental leaders Wednesday as the federal government proceeds with plans to relocate its 50-year-old animal disease research laboratory to Kansas and sell the 840-acre pork chop-shaped island off the eastern tip of New York's Long Island.
New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino says he expects to remove $14 billion from the state budget over the next two years if elected. Observers say such ambitious plans are hard to deliver.
The director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo tips Afghan women's rights crusader Sima Samar as his favorite for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, but there are 237 candidates.
The latest poll on Proposition 19, the ballot measure on legalized marijuana in California, found more opposition than previous polls. Prop. 19 backers dismiss the poll. Opponents say it is a sign.
A family-owned company in Detroit has reportedly secured the highest bid to buy basketball's Detroit Pistons. Some say the firm wants to move the team downtown to help revive the city.