A staff member at the Securities and Exchange Commission has complained to Congress that thousands of investigative documents have been destroyed by the agency, including some relating to huge investment banks. But an SEC spokesman says there...
Almost all school cafeterias now offer fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods; most are working on farm-to-school initiatives, too, a survey finds. Of course, the kids still have to choose them.
As President Obama leaves on a 10-day summer vacation, speculation intensifies on what he'll propose in an early September speech to stimulate job creation.
U.S. banks have a lot at stake over in Europe: Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America all have billions of dollars invest in trouble European countries and are feeling the effects of their problems. Experts say that tremors are generally...
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Madrid on Thursday to celebrate World Youth Day with Catholic pilgrims from around the world. But in a country that has become more secular, not all Spaniards are extending a warm welcome. Spain has become one of the...
Arizona voters approved a constitutional amendment establishing an independent commission to decide where to draw redistricting lines. The intent was to avoid the self-interest of having the legislature draw its own. But the commission is taking...
Casino and tobacco sales have turned the Seneca nation into an economic powerhouse. But the nation's new president, Robert Odawi Porter, aims to steer the Senecas beyond smoke shops and slot machines.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn was one of three governors to pull their states out of the federal Secure Communities program earlier this year. But this month, the Obama administration told state officials they would have to participate.
The Department of Homeland Security will no longer target people who are in the United States illegally but have done nothing else wrong, under a new policy announced today by the Obama administration.
The trend is being reflected in the number of guns made just for women. "You see firearms being developed that have smaller grips to fit a woman's hand," one expert says. "Maybe they're pink, or maybe they have pearl grips...