NFL's first female referee: Shannon Eastin became the first woman to be an official in an NFL regular-season game, in the Rams-Lions game Sunday. Eastin had 16 years of football officiating experience before she became the NFL's first female referee.
The September 11 memorial and museum will require a $60 million-a-year operating budget. Some argue the federal government can't afford such a hefty price tag, while others say the meaning behind the memorial is worth any cost.
Peyton Manning led the Denver Broncos to victory over Pittsburgh. Rookie Robert Griffin III threw for 320 yards for a Redskins win. The San Francisco 49ers schooled Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Almost 30,000 teachers and staff members could strike Monday if a deal is not struck between the teachers union and the school board in Chicago. The strike is over proposed reforms by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
A new study found that health care costs would rise for future Medicare recipients under Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's plan. President Barack Obama will focus on the study's numbers as he campaigns for reelection in Florida.
President Barack Obama offered an optimistic message on the campaign trail in Florida. He said America, diverse and talented, is still on top, and promised to reduce the deficit without harming the middle class.
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Saints defensive end Will Smith, Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, and free agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove all can play in this weekend's NFL season opening games.