NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell set the Ben Roethlisberger suspension at six games Wednesday for bringing the league into disrepute.
Roughneck towns along the Gulf coast are waiting for news from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. Eleven people are missing, although one family received a happy call.
Rod Blagojevich mouthed off before television cameras on Tuesday, but in the courtroom Wednesday, the judge made it clear he’s in charge.
Rep. Nita Lowey introduced the Education for All Act backing universal education on Wednesday in Washington. She says the bill will help produce a society more resistant to the teachings of terrorist organizations.
A new Gallup poll suggests that far more Americans still hold former President George W. Bush responsible for the economic recession. But the numbers are going the wrong way for Obama.
The new $100 bill includes advanced security features designed to simultaneously thwart counterfeiters and allow for authentication without special tools.
Major mishaps aboard oil rigs are rare. But accidents like the Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion show the risks as companies explore farther and drill deeper.
Vacationers should see gas prices rise this summer – but nothing like the price spike of 2008.
President Obama met Wednesday with key senators of both parties to discuss the nomination and confirmation process of a Supreme Court justice to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.
Schools can no longer rely on a survey for female students about college sports to show that they are compliant with Title IX requirements, Biden announced Tuesday.
The Air Force is to launch the first test flight of the X-37 pilotless space plane Wednesday. It's meant to stay aloft for months, but its mission is secret, leading some to worry about its purpose.
Free-speech advocates say the Supreme Court protected the First Amendment. Animal-rights advocates say it showed how Congress could pass a new anti-animal cruelty law.
The Goldman Sachs SEC case, filed Friday, comes as President Obama makes a push for Wall Street reform in Congress.
Internecine fighting and the passing of icons like Dorothy Height and Benjamin Hooks indicate a civil rights movement unmoored from its past. Its search for relevance is coming to a head.
In the past, the meaning of 420 – April 20, 'National Weed Day' – has been clear: 'Have a great time.' But this year, with the pro-marijuana movement making headway in several states, some 420 rallies are taking on a more serious goal: advocacy and education.
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said Monday he would like to run for Chicago mayor if Richard M. Daley doesn't seek reelection. How would his Washington credentials and caustic style mesh with Chicago's political machine?
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist was a rising star in the Republican Party. Now, he appears to have backed himself into a political corner in his bid to be a US senator.
Three of the guns used in the Columbine school shooting 11 years ago came from a gun show where checking the buyer’s background wasn’t required. Activists want the law changed.
As state and local governments slash spending and federal stimulus dries up, school budget cuts for the next academic year could be the worst in a generation.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a 1999 federal law that criminalized depictions of animal cruelty such as dogfighting videos.