The financial reform bill awaiting final votes in the House and Senate encompasses everything from banking to insurance to African minerals used in high-tech gadgets. Is that a good thing?
The death of Sen. Robert Byrd opens up room for the sixth Senate appointee since January 2009. Some states are considering whether a special election is a better option for selecting a senator.
Immigration debate continues as a Nebraska town approves ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants. The ACLU has promised to file a lawsuit to block enforcement.
Lawrence of Arabia's life and writings still give counterinsurgency experts in the US guidance on how to conduct operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Nikki Haley, who has advanced to a GOP runoff in South Carolina’s gubernatorial race, is one of a record number of Indian-American candidates this year.
The first PM in more than a decade not to hail from a political dynasty, the populist Naoto Kan hopes to boost his party's standing ahead of July elections.
The FBI has dubbed the elusive bank robber, who is described as bald, heavyset, and between 50 and 60 years old, as the 'Granddad Bandit' and is offering a $10,000 reward for a tip leading to his arrest and conviction.
A rock picked up in a ditch along a stretch of road in north central Oregon by a couple in 1999 turns out to be a rare, ancient meteorite.
States are submitting their applications for Round 2 of the Obama administration's $4.3 billion Race to the Top program. States are undertaking major education reform to qualify.