| Jul 2, 2010
| 11:12 AM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- President Barack Obama and thousands of ordinary West Virginians honored the late Robert C. Byrd at a memorial service in the late senator's home state Friday.
With the president, Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries on...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 3:51 AM
Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, a fiery orator versed in the classics and a hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to the state of his Depression-era upbringing, died Monday. He was 92.
A spokesman for the family, Jesse...
| Aug 6, 2009
| 1:22 PM
The Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor Thursday as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court. The vote was 68-31 for Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first high court nominee. She becomes the 111th justice and just the third woman to serve....
| Aug 20, 2009
| 9:36 AM
A cancer-stricken Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has asked Massachusetts leaders to change state law to allow a speedy replacement if it becomes necessary for him to surrender his seat, fearing a months-long vacancy would deny Democrats a crucial vote on...
| Aug 26, 2009
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer.
He was 77.
| Jan 20, 2009
U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) was taken from the Congressional luncheon after falling ill. Speaking at the luncheon a few minutes later, President Obama offered his prayers for the senator and his family.
In addition to Kennedy falling ill, CNN...
| Jul 20, 2010
| 5:13 PM
At the Unemployment Claims Office in Grand Rapids, the talk centered around Congress's battle and the unemployment extension. Many showed up at the center to see if their benefits would be back in place.
The bill to extend unemployment benefits to 2.5...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 3:44 AM
As he schmoozed — few, if any, do it better — at the Virginia High School Coaches' Association clinics this summer in Hampton, I asked Virginia Tech recruiting coordinator Jim Cavanaugh how much longer he thought Frank Beamer would coach the...
| Apr 10, 2010
| 3:50 PM
Crews on Saturday began the bleak task of carrying bodies out of a coal mine shattered by an explosion that left 29 men dead, only hours after families' hopes were crushed when they found out none of the workers survived.
It had been an excruciating week...
| Sep 11, 2001
| 2:09 PM
WASHINGTONThe billions of dollars that America spends combating terrorism suddenly seemed paltry Tuesday as the symbols of American powerjet planes, skyscrapers, the Pentagonbecame smoking tombs for the victims of a massive and undetected terrorist...