Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford has been charged with money laundering and bribery. No-bid bond financing schemes have led to billions of lost taxpayer dollars across the US.
Cities are passing laws restricting where sex offenders can live, forcing many to move into high-density clusters. But Somer Thompson's neighborhood was not one of them.
Towns around the U.S. fight firms that want to soak up a local resource.
Thirteen Senate Democrats joined Republicans in rejecting a $245 billion 'doc fix’ to prevent cuts in payments to Medicare doctors. Majority leader Harry Reid said the Senate will address the issue again after health reform.
Youths attend a martial art practice session in Jammu, India, on Tuesday. Dozens practiced their skils under a local trainer.
Florida gave the world “hanging chads.” Afghanistan's “coefficient of fraud” refers to the sample sets used to determine how many votes were to be nixed due to fraud.
State and local governments facing budget crunches can realize big savings by eliminating the death penalty, according to a new report from the Death Penalty Information Center.
A macro view of hard coral in Malaysia is seen here. Corals are marine organisms that often live in colonies of many identical individuals. Coral is formed from a myriad of polyps, which can be a few millimeters in diameter. They are genetically identical and reproduce asexually, but can also breed by spawning. Corals are major contributors to the structure of reefs that grow in tropical and subtropical water. Many species need sunlight to grow and are found in shallow water, though other species can live in the deeper, colder waters.
Former Microsoft software developer Charles Simonyi flies during a parabolic flight aboard a zero-gravity simulator, a Russian IL-76 MDK aircraft used for astronauts' training flights in weightlessness, in Star City outside Moscow, on Feb. 26, 2007. As the world's fifth space tourist, Simonyi blasted off to the International Space Station on April 7, 2007.