Congress this week takes up the parties' sharply different views on taxes and spending. Just laying down political markers on next year's budget could help advance a 'grand bargain' on deficits and entitlements, some say.
Deans' emails were secretly searched as part of the investigation into a Harvard University cheating scandal involving 60 students. Harvard secretly searched the email accounts of 16 deans without notice.
Jeb Bush hit the TV talk shows Sunday, mainly to promote his book on immigration and explain his apparent shift on any 'path to citizenship.' But the question of 2016 inevitably came up, and the former Florida governor tried to deflect any notion that he might run.
New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera, 43, announced Saturday that this will be his last season playing professional baseball. While he was with the Yankees the team won five World Series titles. Rivera hopes to end his career with one more.
For more than a decade, one FBI agent and a New York police detective investigated Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, who was a spokesman for al Qaeda. Ghaith is currently on trial in New York for conspiring to kill Americans.