A Continental Airlines commuter plane crashed into a house in Buffalo last night killing 49 people on board and one person in the house.
Senator Judd Gregg has pulled his name from consideration for commerce secretary in the Obama Administration claiming “irresolvable conflicts” over policy.
Gay couples staged a nationwide protest on Thursday, showing up at marriage license bureaus in the 48 states that do not allow same-sex marriages. A separate rally is slated in New York City on Saturday at the home of Mayor Michael Bloomberg to draw attention to what activists call targeted arrests of gay men.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner laid out his plan for the continuing bank bailout and TARP funds. He was met with a lukewarm to chilly reception and criticized for lack of details.
Suicide bombers continue to wreak havoc in Iraq and Afghanistan. One female bomber claimed the lives of 40 and injured 60 others today, including many women and children.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stood by her promise this week to investigate policies in her department that affect gay employees, going so far as to say that legislation may be called for to solve some of the problems.
Uproar over Nadya Suleman's 14 children continued this week as it became crystal clear that California taxpayers will be footing the bill because Suleman is unemployed.
The Governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman, Jr., has declared that he will support a bill that will afford some protections for gay and transgender citizens.
A man's body was dragged some 20 miles under a van in New York City after the driver failed to realize he had hit the victim.
Wanda Sykes has been chosen to headline at the annual Washington Correspondents' Dinner on May 9 where she can rib President Barack Obama and the media corps. (Remember Stephen Colbert's performance a few years back that went right over George W. Bush's head?) Sykes joked, “The first thing I did when they asked me to do this gig - I made sure my taxes were paid.”
Thursday marked the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin with celebrations worldwide. However, polls suggest that around 40% of Americans do not believe in evolution, preferring to stick with the notion of creationism.
Morgan Tsvangirai was sworn in as Zimbabwe's new prime minister and vowed to herald in a new chapter.” Meanwhile, Israel's election was a close one with both rivals initially claiming victory and starting to build majority coalitions.
Following the revelation of a video filled with homophobic and racist language, Prince Harry has been ordered to attend a diversity training program run by the British Army.