WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Fed chief Ben Bernanke met Monday to discuss how Congress might act to stimulate the slowing economy.
WASHINGTON - Apparently, raising the price really does make the wine taste better.
WASHINGTON - Still smarting from the partisan wars of 2007, Congress confronts a sinking economy, a lingering war and election-year politics as it gets back to work for the 2008 session.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear industry complaints that the Environmental Protection Agency should have dropped some old clean air safeguards when it imposed a more stringent air quality standard for ozone.
WASHINGTON - The nation's intelligence chief says waterboarding ''would be torture'' if used against him or if someone under interrogation actually was taking water into his lungs.
WASHINGTON - Blackwater Worldwide repaired and repainted its trucks immediately after a deadly September shooting in Baghdad, making it difficult to determine whether enemy gunfire provoked the attack, according to people familiar with the government's investigation of the incident.
GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's new president, Alvaro Colom received training as a Mayan priest. His vice president is a heart surgeon.
HONOLULU - K.J. Choi felt the pressure of performing before an audience at the Sony Open, not only a large contingent of South Korean fans living in Hawaii, but the 11 friends who flew from his hometown on Wondo Island to watch him play on the weekend.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale University said Monday that it is joining an expanding group of elite colleges making education more affordable to middle-class and upper-middle-class families, under pressure from parents, lawmakers and alumni.
LAS VEGAS - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have become embroiled in racially tinged disputes as large numbers of black voters prepare to get their first say in the Democratic presidential campaign.
English novelist George Eliot wrote, "All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation."
The year ahead will offer many advantages for pioneering fresh fields that hold great possibilities to develop new products, endeavors or systems. The more you explore, the more opportunities will unfold that could bring you success.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I guess you could call me a cancer survivor. I was told I had throat cancer in the year 2000. I went through chemotherapy and radiation that caused my salivary glands to malfunction, causing me to have a constant dry mouth that lead to choking and gagging.
DEAR ABBY: Please advise "Has Issues in New Hampshire" (Dec. 5) to speak up now. My husband and I were married when my daughter was 8. He adopted her, but even after that, when his family took photographs, she was excluded. She's now 29 and still remembers those hurtful occasions when she was not included.
On my ride to work on the first day of October, I turned on the defrost in my car for the first time this year. When I got to work, I turned off my air conditioning, relishing in the cool, rainy temperatures outside. This season, I've already enjoyed a few weekend brunches on my screened-in back porch, easy like a Sunday morning. I'm always sad to see summer go, but the food of fall and the excitement of the holidays quickly propel me forward.
BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.
BOSTON - Old Ironsides took one last trip around Boston Harbor on Friday ahead of a major, multi-year restoration project, firing its cannons while the Dropkick Murphys punk band and a Boston Pops quintet entertained hundreds of special guests and dignitaries on board.
A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans:
Mr. James Clifford Conner
Our nation needs to get its fiscal house in order, and to do so citizens must fully demand leaders who are willing to put partisan differences aside and come together to present the American people with honest solutions and consensus proposals that put the national interest ahead of special interests. That is why we were so disheartened to learn that John Barrow is being criticized for his support of a budget based on the plan recommended in 2010 by a bipartisan majority of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform which we co-chaired (Simpson-Bowles Commission).
Tens of thousands of Georgians live with lifelong disabilities caused by brain and spinal cord injury. As medical technology, safety and trauma care have improved more people survive traumatic injury, but many then face a lifetime of physical, behavioral and cognitive impairments requiring ongoing support services. On any given day in communities all across Georgia, survivors of brain and spinal cord injury and their caregivers gather together in support groups to share the struggles they face living with these lifelong impairments. Astoundingly, there are over 75,800 newly injured Georgians each year, and close to 50 percent of those injuries ...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - T.J. Logan scored on a 2-yard run with 11 seconds left to help North Carolina rally past Georgia Tech 48-43 on Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.
The Southeastern Conference might have a trump card it can use against the Big 12 when it comes time to set the field for the College Football Playoff.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - NASCAR's new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sunday's race.