With housing starts rising in April, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan says his department will reallocate up to $1 billion to help areas where the housing industry has not recovered.
How dry was Prohibition? Some say the law did much to spike sales of alcohol.
The idea that all religions are beautiful, true, and essentially the same is a well-intentioned but dangerous myth. It’s time we studied religious differences seriously.
Renowned CBS News anchor and reporter Walter Cronkite (r.) is seen in a March 1981 file photo with President Ronald Reagan. Dubbed 'the most trusted man in America,' Cronkite broke stories such as President John F. Kennedy's and Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassinations and the landing on the moon. Cronkite died in his home in July 2009.
Family and fans of legendary entertainer Lena Horne came to her funeral Friday in New York City.
DHS announced federal grants for port and transit security Thursday. Some say New York security got less, but it actually received more, when stimulus funds are included, the White House says.
A mosaic image of Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait, made from 2,070 polo shirts in 24 colors, is displayed in a lobby in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday.
Louis Brandeis (Associate Justice, 1916 - 1939): Justice Brandeis was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. Wilson had offered him a cabinet position three years earlier but Brandeis declined, preferring to remain a lawyer and investigate the concentration of wealth by large companies, culminating in his 1914 book, “Other People’s Money, and How the Bankers Use It.” After a fierce political battle, Brandeis was seated as an associate justice in June, 1916. Brandeis is seen here (first l.) in a photo of the US Supreme Court Justices in their robes in New York City in 1917.