Two of 2009's bestselling books – 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and 'The Help' – will both become films.
Houston sets a record for early snow as pecan groves and cotton fields in the South get snow as well.
Tareq and Michaele Saheli, the White House gate-crashers, wanted a reality TV show. Now, they find their lives under intense media scrutiny.
After decades on the US Endangered Species list, American brown pelicans have made a comeback.
Thrillmeister John Grisham tries his hand at a collection of short stories set in rural north Mississippi.
Robert Frank's candid images exposed the underside of midcentury America and were initially reviled.
Reported hate crimes dropped 2 percent in 2008 from 2007 levels. Is rising 'atmosphere of rage' a threat to gains?
Ida left scores dead in El Salvador and shut down oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico. The hurricane has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is expected to make landfall in the US Tuesday.
The Supreme Court refuses to hear a case on whether the federal statute of limitations applies to a 1964 Ku Klux Klan (KKK) kidnap-murder. That leaves the issue unresolved for future civil-rights era cases.