PENNSYLVANIA: The state requires background checks for handgun buyers, and requires gun dealers to obtain a state license. This ranking of states with the strictest gun laws is from the Brady Campaign, a nonpartisan anti-gun violence group. Here, protesters in Philadelphia participate in the Silent March to Protest Gun Violence in July 2000.
A runaway Prius in San Diego stole the spotlight Monday from Toyota's spirited defense of its electronic acceleration system.
A professional and financial crisis forced me to find new rules for handling money.
Both incumbent Governor Pat Quinn and GOP candidate Illinois Sen. Bill Brady won their primary races by slim margins. The race to fill President Obama's former US Senate seat will be hard-fought as well.
Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley argues against locking down a historic canal in order to prevent Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan. The issue comes as Daley's 'green' credentials are being questioned.
Advice for young women: Make friends. Share praise. Wear red.
The retirement of Rep. Bill Delahunt (D) of Massachusetts hands the GOP yet another opportunity in its bid for a House takeover in the fall.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Thursday that 15 states and the District of Columbia are finalists for Race to the Top education grants. The winners will be chosen in April.
Rep. Charles Rangel (D) of New York – Stepped down today from his post as chair of the House Ways and Means committee. Has been dogged by real estate and tax scandals since July, 2008.