Bankruptcy has claimed another victim - this time the entire city of Central Falls in Rhode Island. It was the last resort for the financially troubled city.
Daniel Okrent, author of "Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition," talks about the booze ban that rattled a nation.
In nod to gay rights, Obama backs repeal of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), which defines marriage as between one man and one woman and withholds federal benefits from gay married couples.
That's exactly the situation today with the US Senate. Because the Senate guarantees two seats regardless of population, one voter in Wyoming gets as much influence on lawmaking as 66 Californians. It's time to change this outdated structure.
A new state law requires large, out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases by California customers. The so-called Amazon tax has online retailers cutting ties with local affiliates.
With final passage of a bill Friday night, New York becomes the sixth state to permit same-sex marriage. As polls show more Americans approving gay marriage, will other states follow suit?
The Iowa Writers' Workshop, on its 75th anniversary, offers a window into the state of American letters.
Fast and Furious, the Mexico gun-running sting gone bad, may cost the ATF's acting chief his job. A larger concern is that it may undermine efforts to stop the flow of US guns south.
A coalition of states and conservation groups sought to use public-nuisance law to compel five energy companies to curb greenhouse gases linked to global warming. The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the case.
A new report shows that 70 percent of confiscated weapons submitted for tracing come from the US, but critics say the figure is politically motivated.