Alabama’s capital is dotted with markers commemorating aspects of the civil rights movement and the Civil War, but until now very few had taken note of the city’s role in the slave trade.
Meet the luckless Obama appointees caught in career limbo.
At Nelson Mandela's memorial, leaders of most of the world have gathered, presenting the biggest security event in recent memory. NBC News reports.
He was the guy who knew everybody, had been everywhere, and had a plan for every problem.
Opinion: How the yawning gap between rich and poor is hurting the economy.
It's harder in America to come out as an atheist politician than a gay one. Why?
A final agreement on a Pentagon policy bill would strengthen protections for victims of sexual assault in the military and keep open the prison at Guantánamo Bay.
As the Federal Reserve prepares to withdraw its quantitative easing measures, the path to higher interest rates is unlikely to be smooth.
Mr. Porter, who had cerebral palsy, was the inspiration for “Door to Door,” a 2002 TV film starring William H. Macy.
Pete Festersen dropped his bid to challenge Representative Lee Terry just two months after announcing his campaign.
The 18 were accused of excessive use of force and obstruction of justice as part of a sprawling investigation into allegations of misconduct and abuse of inmates in county jails.
Merrill Newman, the Korean War veteran detained by the North Korean government, said he was kept under guard in a hotel.
The Mormon Church, on its website, offers its most extensive explanation yet about its exclusion of blacks from the priesthood.
The move sets up a potentially explosive race between tea party and establishment Republicans.
This is the second such extension Congress has been forced to take up.
The GOP candidate is ahead among independents by 21 points and among women by 4 points.
The political stars are -- for once -- somewhat aligned for Republicans and Democrats.
GOP senator objects to group-confirmation push.
States were expected to spend only $481 million on programs intended to prevent or curb tobacco use, well below the $3.7 billion recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a report said.
A teenager who jumped into an icy reservoir three years ago to save two drowning children has died in a shooting inside an Indiana home.