| May 20, 2011
| 1:08 PM
President Obama thanked the intelligence community Friday for its role in the successful raid that led to Osama bin Laden's death, saying it made the "critical difference" in the "most significant victory yet in our war to defeat Al Qaeda."
On a visit to...
| May 25, 2011
| 5:51 PM
A protest led by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) over extending expiring provisions of the Patriot Act threatens to momentarily suspend the federal government’s authority to conduct surveillance on terrorism suspects that the Obama administration said...
| May 25, 2011
| 3:20 PM
The Senate roundly rejected the House GOP budget on Wednesday, with five Republicans joining most Democrats in shooting down the proposal to dramatically alter Medicare that has rattled the Republican Party.
The 40-57 vote essentially ends the...
| Sep 2, 2010
Consumers who buy organic fruits and vegetables because they think they're tastier, more nutritious and better for the environment are getting at least some of what they're paying for, according to a study published online Wednesday.
The finding is based...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 9:44 AM
It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye
ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks.
Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
| Nov 4, 2010
A voice crackles from the tinny speaker in the kitchen, and the staff at El Pollo Imperial listens closely to someone in a minivan at the drive-through window placing an order — not for pallid hamburgers stacked two patties high or limp fish encased...
| Jul 18, 2010
Like boring miles beneath the ocean in search of fossil fuels, cartooning is a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it. And there's no capping our inkwells. Chip Bok dumped on President Obama's deepwater exploration moratorium. Matt Bors drilled the black-...
| Jun 13, 2011
God bless the American media. Over the last two weeks, thousands of well-educated journalists and political experts have made their mortgage payments by commenting on the antics of an idiot congressman who tweeted a picture of his genitals, and an idiot...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 9:10 AM
A major legislative fight is breaking out over Gov. Rick Scott's surprise proposal to kill Florida's planned computer database to combat pill mills.
A longtime opponent of the database, Sen. Joe Negron, R-Hobe Sound, said many Republican lawmakers are...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 2:15 PM
In the front window of a modest brick two-flat on Chicago's West Side hangs a handmade sign with fading pictures of a smiling 15-year-old Yasmin Acree that says "we miss u."
The honor student and kind of girl who made her bed every morning and hung out...
| Jul 19, 2010
| 4:26 PM
No surprises here, other than someone giving Louisiana-Lafayette a first-place vote (which are in parenthesis). - 1. MTSU ??? 75 (5) 2. Troy ??? 73 (3) 3. Arkansas State (53) 4. Louisiana-Lafayette ((49) 1 5. FAU (45) 6. FIU......