The words of Republican and Democratic leadership on Capitol Hill suggest Congress is headed for a government shutdown over budget issues. But several bipartisan groups of rank-and-file senators are seeking to find a solution.
US home prices fell 1 percent in November compared with the previous month, according to a widely followed 20-city index released by Standard & Poor's Tuesday. It's the latest sign that, five years after home prices peaked, the housing market remains an important weak link in the economy. Still, housing experts say 2011 could be a pivotal year when home prices bottom out and a more stable environment begins to emerge. Here's a look at the key issues.
9,400-year-old dog: Researchers are saying they have found a bone fragment from what they are calling the earliest confirmed domesticated dog in the Americas.
Just this week, state officials in New Jersey, Florida, and Idaho have called for the elimination of teacher tenure, and more states plan to join the debate.
Bruce Reed will be Vice President Biden's new chief of staff. He was a senior aide to President Clinton and a leader in centrist Democratic policy circles. Does this bode ill for liberals' agenda?
Home foreclosures, which set a record in 2010, will hit even higher levels in 2011, RealtyTrac predicts.
Holly Lahti, a mother of two, has claimed the second half of the $380 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Three girls from Silverdale, Wash., scream as they ride an inner-tube down a hill at Ridgetop Junior High School in Silverdale Wednesday morning.
Aflockalypse: Despite alarming headlines about dead birds plummeting from the sky, biologists say that mass die-offs happen all the time, and do not necessarily augur catastrophe, either biblical or environmental, or any kind of 'aflockalypse.'
For everyone who's ever dreamed of winning big, it's hard to imagine that hundreds of millions of dollars brings new challenges – but it's true. Here's how to weather the money storm.