Obama pledged to tackle global warming in his presidential campaign. Now the world waits to see if he takes a leadership role at a climate change meeting at the UN Tuesday.
Bill approved Thursday permits the governor to appoint an interim senator until the special election. Action moves to Senate, where delay is likely.
Lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration on whether the benchmarks it laid out Wednesday to measure progress in Afghanistan will require more troops.
The state Senate and House are scheduled Thursday to consider a bill allowing the governor to temporarily fill Edward Kennedy's Senate seat.
A temporary replacement for Kennedy's Senate seat would let Democrats maintain their crucial 60 votes in the Senate. But state Republicans oppose the move.
A millionaire owner of Gaza's finest Arab stallions, a fluent English student, a farmer, and a respected human rights advocate share their views.
Massachusetts legislators are deciding whether to change the law to allow the governor to appoint a temporary replacement.
What's most important to the ailing senator is making sure someone will be in his seat to vote on a healthcare reform bill this year.