FBI's latest crime report, for the first half of 2009, shows America is a less violent place even though ownership of guns has surged. Deterrent effect may have a role, but others see no correlation.
An American Airlines flight 331 from Miami with more than 150 aboard overshot a runway in Jamiaca. Some 44 people were taken to nearby hospitals but American Airlines said only two were admitted to the hospital, and nobody suffered life-threatening injuries.
Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama announced Tuesday he is switching parties. That could put pressure on other conservative Democrats, especially in the Deep South, to jump ship.
It has big needs, business savvy, and plenty of opportunity, say optimists. But critics are wary.
Accenture announced Sunday that it is ending its sponsorship of Tiger Woods because of the current scandal. Accenture tied its brand to Woods more closely than did any other company.
Gatorade drops Tiger Focus drink – a decision made last month that could be a harbinger of problems ahead. Sponsors will want Woods to say something soon to blunt rampant media speculation.
Born in the US, panda Tai Shan won the hearts of visitors to Washington's National Zoo. But under an agreement with China, he'll now be part of a panda breeding program there.
Racial politics appeared to play a role as voters in Atlanta mayoral race give a slight edge to Kasim Reed over white candidate Mary Norwood.