Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day Tuesday, which means six more weeks of winter. Here are five things you might not know about this American tradition.
US kids are launching fundraisers, holding bake sales, and emptying their own piggy banks to help those affected by the Haiti earthquake.
Suspected Al Qaeda members sit behind bars at the state security court in Sanaa, Yemen, on Tuesday. The court sentenced seven alleged Al Qaeda men to jail terms ranging from five to ten years over plots to carry out bombing attacks against Western tourists in the country.
The National Wildlife Federation certifies qualified yards – and even balcony gardens – as wildlife habitats to encourage people to maintain natural landscapes.
President Obama's spending freeze proposal, outlined Tuesday, would apply to only about one-sixth of the federal budget. But at least it would be a first step, say some budget experts.
The 2010 US Census starts soon. At stake are billions of federal dollars – and maybe your representative's job.
The Supreme Court justices ruled Tuesday, 7 to 2, that jury selection is included in a defendant's right to a public trial.
On the federal holiday, the Monitor remembers 12 Martin Luther King Jr. quotes and his 'I have a dream' speech.
Organized labor pressed Congress and the White House to ease the 'Cadillac tax' on expensive healthcare insurance policies. This means other ways to pay for a healthcare reform bill will have to be considered – including hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, and Medicare.
To recoup taxpayer money used in the bailout of financial firms, Obama on Thursday outlined a fee that big banks would have to pay for 10 years or more.