Air Jordans went on sale Friday. Shoppers lined up all night to purchase the coveted sneakers, but in some states fights broke out and police made arrests.
Credit cards, including US Sen. Daniel Inouye's, were fraudulently used to buy $12,000 in Wal-Mart gift cards, merchandise. Georgia woman charged with using account numbers of credit cards has had her hearing postponed.
The recent actions of Alabama and New York highlight how red states and blue states are heading in exactly opposite directions on laws about illegal immigrants. In this atmosphere, is federal immigration reform possible?
President Obama travels to Alabama Friday to see first-hand the impact of tornadoes whose casualty toll across six states rises to 319.
Government aid kept some Americans from sliding into poverty last year, some analysts say. The 2009 poverty rate of 14.3 percent is a big one-year leap in the ranks of the poor.