Muslim groups say the surveillance techniques authorized by the Patriot Act and credited with helping nab alleged New York bomb plotter Najibullah Zazi are alienating potential allies against terrorism.
The case challenging a handgun ban in Chicago will decide whether the individual right to bear arms upheld by the Supreme Court in a D.C. case last year applies to all states and cities, too.
A California utility is using smiley faces on customer bills to show how people's usage compares with their neighbors'.
The new government of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has vowed to boost financial support for parents in an effort to increase its birthrate, one of the lowest in the world.
Backers of the public option will draw hope from the vote, which was closer than expected. But tough healthcare negotiations lie ahead.
Roberto Micheletti's interim government shut down two media outlets today after it issued a new decree to suspend freedom of speech if it 'disturbs the peace.'
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen aims to halt criticism that US allies are not doing their share during a speech in Washington this afternoon.
The equivalent of six health-care lobbyists for every member of Congress are registered for this year's biggest political battle.
Corporate oaths are the latest trend for business students following globalfinancial crisis
While parallels exist, two American economists believe the US won't relive Japan's decade 'stuck in deflationary economic goo'