A Haitian woman, Madame Marcus, holds her newborn baby boy after giving birth to her second child at a makeshift hospital run by the Belgian First Aid and Support Team (B-FAST) in a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday. A 6.1-magnitude shook the capital on Wednesday morning, a little over a week after the city was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake, which killed and displaced hundreds of thousands.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an education reform bill Thursday that lets California vie for federal 'Race to the Top' grants. The reforms, opposed by teachers' unions, would let parents force changes in failing schools.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state lawmakers are asking for about $8 billion in aid from Washington to help plug California 's $20 billion-odd budget hole and prevent more spending cuts.
In his last California State of the State address, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger lays out an agenda that includes tax reforms, federal assistance, and a $500 million worker training plan. But how much can he accomplish in a 'lame duck' year?
Historic deficits and a gridlocked legislature won't stop California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger from trying to salvage his legacy in his last year in office. The governor is expected to lay out an ambitious agenda for 2010 in his State of the State address Wednesday.
States are scrambling to pass education reforms to be eligible for the Obama administration's $4.35 billion in Race to the Top grants. California was set to confirm far-reaching reforms Tuesday.
The once well-defined boundary between politics and the celebrity-media complex is already blurring beyond recognition.
The spat between California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin over the Copenhagen climate talks highlights the GOP's divided views on global warming.
An environmental activist wearing a sign reading "Viva la Revolucion" talks to a lady during a demonstration in Copenhagen on Dec. 15 on the sidelines of the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference. Ministers at the UN's climate conference on Tuesday wrestled over key issues bedevilling an envisioned worldwide pact to roll back the threat of global warming.
A major international agreement at Copenhagen would be great. But much of the progress against climate change must take place at a local level.