A group that thinks it's unconstitutional for a Vietnam memorial with a cross to be displayed in a local park is standing their ground, but residents are too.
The Supreme Court will consider the validity of an Arizona law that tries to keep illegal immigrants from voting by demanding all state residents show documents proving their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote in national elections.
Are these just unhealthy obsessions with death and decay? To Clemson University professor Sarah Lauro, the phenomenon isn't harmful or a random fad, but part of a historical trend that mirrors a level of cultural dissatisfaction and economic upheaval.
Few presidents in modern times have been as interested in gun control as Richard Nixon, of all people. He contemplated banning handguns altogether and refused to pander to gun owners by feigning interest in their weapons.
A grieving Oregon mother who battled Facebook for full access to her deceased son's account has been pushing for years for something that would prevent others from losing photos, messages and other memories — as she did.
Washington state received so many bids for the new position of marijuana consultant that officials are delaying the announcement of a winner.
President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders refused to budge in their budget standoff Friday as $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts bore down on individual Americans and the nation's still-recovering economy.
The Department of Public Health says 32 percent of Massachusetts students have a body mass index that shows they're overweight or obese. The letters are supposed to be a helpful tool for parents.
Families who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks - including a family from Bakersfield - are upset "Zero Dark Thirty" filmmakers used the voices of their dead relatives without permission.
C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the surgeon general by riveting America's attention on the then-emerging disease known as AIDS and by railing against smoking, has died in New Hampshire at age 96.
Peter DeFazio and Mike Coffman say the Pentagon has no interest in returning to conscription due to the success of the all-volunteer force. The Selective Service has a budget of $24 million and a full-time staff of 130. It maintains a database of about 17 million potential male draftees.
A federal appeals court has ruled that permits allowing people to carry concealed weapons are not protected by the Second Amendment.
One Las Vegas shooting range is selling "take a shot at love" packages that include 50 submachine gun rounds. Another is offering wedding packages in which the bride and groom can pose with Uzis and ammunition belts. And a third invites lovebirds to renew their vows and shoot a paper cutout zombie in the face.
Gov. Kitzhaber received the invitation to attend just two days before the speech and shared the box with several other people. He sat a few spaces to the left and behind Mrs. Obama.
President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid out a conditional path to citizenship for illegal immigrants that may be less onerous than he made it sound.