Many states are turning to legalized gambling to help fill holes in their budgets. But gambling revenue is not a long-term fix for budget problems.
George Steinbrenner had a long history of political contributions as well as baseball expenditures. Some of those donations got him in serious legal trouble, but they are most notable for how evenly he supported both Republicans and Democrats.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A newly renovated Anderson Cottage at the Old Soldier's Home is also known as Lincoln's Cottage in Washington. For three summers Abraham Lincoln and his family retreated to the cottage in a military complex on the outskirts of Washington. It is believed he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation there, and this is where he heard the news of the Union victory at Gettysburg.
Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry was hit from behind on his motorcycle Thursday, south of Boston.
The Senate passed financial reform Thursday, and President Obama will sign it, but many of the tough decisions will be made by federal regulators. How they interpret the bill will be key.
The DC Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Washington was within its rights to block a popular vote on same-sex marriage because the results could violate its human rights law. The city legalized gay marriage in March.
Scott Brown is the swing vote for any major legislation that majority Democrats want to move. But come November, that is likely to change.
Members of a House committee on Wednesday began shaping a bill that targets the problems laid bare by the Gulf oil spill, from lax regulation to inadequate accident-response plans.