Wheat prices have jumped about 75 percent since early July. Drought in Russia and, perhaps, speculators in the commodity markets are behind the increase.
08/05/2010 06:37 pm
Elena Kagan was confirmed to a seat on the Supreme Court Thursday. The Senate voted 63-37, mostly along party lines, to make Kagan America's 112th Supreme Court justice.
08/05/2010 05:47 pm
Inspired by stories she heard from her grandparents, Christina Diaz Gonzalez tells the story of a teen’s secret evacuation from Cuba in Operation Pedro Pan.
08/05/2010 07:05 am
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Facing costly legal battles with civil rights organizations, the city council in Fremont, Nebraska, may halt a law prohibiting businesses from hiring illegal immigrants.
07/27/2010 06:25 pm
The Senate passed an unemployment extension Wednesday evening. Who is eligible? Is it retroactive to June 2? When will the checks be in the mail? We cover the basics.
07/22/2010 10:25 am
In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a group of Republican senators called for a harder line against Venezuela's Hugo Chávez over allegations of human rights abuses.
07/21/2010 09:08 pm
Both parties in Congress are citing the US deficit as reasons not to approve new spending unless it's offset. For Republicans, that issue has been unemployment insurance. For Democrats, it's extending the Bush tax cuts.
07/21/2010 12:33 pm
Unemployment insurance to millions who have been out of work for more than six months would restore jobless checks for 2.5 million people whose benefits started running out seven weeks ago.
07/20/2010 05:47 pm
Roy Rogers Trigger, his faithful steed, along with his dog Bullet, were sold at auction this week to a Nebraska TV network that plans to air Roy Rogers fare this fall.
07/16/2010 10:38 am