- Romney Wins Big in Florida Presidential Primary
January 31 2012 10:18 PM
Mitt Romney cruised to a blowout victory in Florida's Republican U.S. presidential primary on Tuesday that put him back in front in the fight for his party's nomination to face President Barack Obama and left chief rival Newt Gingrich reeling but vowing to fight on.
- Police Fire Tear Gas at Occupy Oakland Protesters, Arrest 19
January 28 2012 8:59 PM
Police fired tear gas at hundreds of Occupy Oakland protesters on Saturday who tried to take over a shuttered convention center, arresting 19 people in the latest clash between anti-Wall Street activists and authorities in the Bay Area city.
- Giants Edge 49ers in OT to Reach Super Bowl
January 22 2012 10:43 PM
The New York Giants advanced to the Super Bowl with a 20-17 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the National Football Conference championship game.
- Stung By Defeat, Romney Ready to Right Tax Mistake
January 22 2012 7:57 PM
Humbled by a stunning loss in South Carolina, Mitt Romney said on Sunday he would release this week the tax returns demanded by rivals in his bid to regain the upper hand in the volatile Republican presidential race.
- Epic Clash: Silicon Valley Blindsides Hollywood on Piracy
January 22 2012 6:48 PM
The massive online protest last Wednesday, in which Wikipedia and thousands of other Web sites closed down or otherwise protested and helped to kill controversial online piracy legislation, was widely heralded as an unprecedented case of a grassroots uprising overcoming backroom lobbying.
- Romney Opens 21-Point Lead in South Carolina: Reuters/Ipsos Poll
January 14 2012 6:39 PM
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has opened a wide lead over his rivals in the South Carolina primary election race, trouncing Newt Gingrich and gaining momentum in his march toward the party's nomination, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.
- Myanmar Says 302 Political Prisoners Freed in Amnesty
January 14 2012 4:29 PM
Myanmar's government said on Saturday 302 of the 651 detainees it freed this week were political prisoners whose release had been sought by the National League for Democracy (NLD) party of Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
- Tunisians Celebrate Their Revolution One Year On
January 14 2012 11:59 AM
Tunisians Saturday marked the first anniversary of the revolution that started the Arab Spring with celebrations that were true to the spirit of the revolt: raucous, unscripted and driven by the energy of ordinary people.
- Withdrawal Symptoms: What Happens When Baby Boomers Retire?
January 13 2012 11:09 PM
A whopping 44 percent of all mutual-fund shareholders are baby boomers, according to an Investment Company Institute report. As they take withdrawals from their retirement kitties over the next couple of decades, you're looking at a major, potentially market-altering event.
- In New Hampshire, Another Solid Finish for Ron Paul
January 10 2012 11:10 PM
Texas Congressman Ron Paul has pulled in a big chunk of the votes in both states where Republicans have voted on potential nominees.
- Tucson Victims Prepare for Shooting Anniversary
January 07 2012 8:59 PM
United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, wounded in a deadly mass shooting on Jan. 8 last year, visited a Tucson area park on Saturday as survivors and residents prepared for the somber anniversary on Sunday.
- Obama Strikes Hopeful Note in Year-End Address
December 31 2011 11:50 PM
President Barack Obama, striking a hopeful note in a year-end weekly address, hailed foreign policy milestones while keeping pressure on Congress to further extend payroll tax cuts through the end of 2012.
- Stern Advice: A Financial To-Do List for 2012
December 31 2011 8:13 PM
Ask any behaviorist: Resolutions rarely work. They are too big and sweeping. The minute you fall off the bandwagon, you abandon attempts to climb back on, mostly because you're too busy hating yourself.
- Republicans Scour Iowa for Undecided Voters
December 31 2011 6:07 PM
Republican White House hopefuls scoured Iowa for undecided voters on Saturday and front-runner Mitt Romney argued that he is the best to take on President Barack Obama as time ran short before the first votes of the 2012 election season.
- North Korea says its leader Kim Jong-il has died, Yanhap says
December 18 2011 10:14 PM
According to Korean news agency Yonhap, N. Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died of physical fatigue during a train ride.
- Iran State TV Airs 'Confession' of Detained CIA Spy
December 18 2011 8:10 PM
Iranian state television on Sunday aired what it described as the confession of an Iranian man detained for spying for the CIA.
- House Republicans Oppose Senate Payroll Tax Bill
December 18 2011 6:45 PM
The fate of an expiring tax break for 160 million American workers was in doubt on Sunday after the top Republican lawmaker declared his opposition to a two-month extension passed overwhelmingly by the Senate.
- Havel: Playwright, Czech President, Leader of 'Velvet Revolution,' Dies
December 18 2011 5:33 PM
Vaclav Havel, a dissident playwright jailed by Communists who became Czech president and a worldwide symbol of peace and freedom after leading the bloodless Velvet Revolution, died at 75 on Sunday.
- Egyptian Protesters, Troops Clash in Cairo for Third Day
December 17 2011 9:06 PM
Military police battled demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square early Sunday, the third day of clashes that have killed 10 people and injured hundreds, only days after the first free election most Egyptians can remember.
- Occupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested in New York
December 17 2011 8:05 PM
Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters took to New York City's streets on Saturday in an attempt to establish a new encampment, with scores arrested as they tried to move onto church-owned land.