National Geographic has made its mark by bringing the world -- in all its grandeur, beauty and horror -- into people's living rooms.
Two cousins have been convicted of kidnapping a gay man in Kentucky, but the Justice Department failed in the same case to win a guilty verdict in the first test of an expanded hate crimes provision covering sexual orientation.
Police drones circling overhead, ready to help search for lost children, rescue stranded boaters, and capture criminals.
The Air Force wants to rebuild a "fence" around Earth to keep out the riffraff. Sounds like a Hollywood script to counter aliens or asteroids but it's a real program the military wants to update at an estimated cost of $3.5 billion.
Statue of Liberty is set to reopen Sunday after a year of renovations intended to make the iconic 19th-century gift from France easier to navigate and more accessible to visitors with disabilities.
The presence of international monitors observing next week's presidential and Congressional election has caused a firestorm among voter ID law supporters and, particularly, the Texas attorney general.
President Barack Obama made a brief stop in Chicago Thursday to cast his presidential ballot, 12 days ahead of Election Day.
It's simple, President Obama said. Rape is a crime, and politicians -- especially male politicians -- shouldn't be "making decisions about women's health care."
Mitt Romney running mate Paul Ryan likened President Barack Obama's 19-page second-term plan to a brochure at a Virginia rally and called it a "slick repackaging of more of the same" at a Virginia rally.
Mitt Romney told Ohio voters Thursday his candidacy offered "big change" as he sought to shore up support and encourage turnout in the crucial swing state.
Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode have no chance of winning the November 6 presidential election, but the two "third party" candidates could have a major impact on who does. Together, Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Goode of the Constitution Party are in position to siphon off a few thousand votes from Republican challenger Mitt Romney in some of the handful of battleground states considered still up for grabs that will decide the winner.
The nation's first black president could be in danger of becoming a "one-termer" if he can't convince enough white voters that he deserves another four years in the Oval Office. For weeks, he's hovered around 40% of white voter support - a level that Democratic presidential candidates have struggled with in the recent past and one that analysts believe Barack Obama must maintain in order to win. At the same time, he has to encourage minority voters to go to the polls and capture 80% of their support.
The voting population of Latinos has exploded to the point where Latinos will not only be a decisive force in the presidential election, but will likely affect the outcome of political contests from school boards and statehouses to Congress, according a new report by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
A new poll released Thursday shows a majority of debate watchers believe President Barack Obama won the third and final presidential debate over Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The Gallup poll, taken entirely after the last debate focused on foreign policy and held in Boca Raton, Florida, indicated 56% of debate watchers thought Obama did a better job while 33% thought Romney won.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday he's endorsing President Barack Obama for a second time.
The Washington Post announced in an editorial Thursday their endorsement of President Barack Obama.
Republican nominee Mitt Romney has received an endorsement from a newspaper in the heart of the auto bailout. The Detroit News, a conservative-leaning paper, announced their endorsement of Romney in an editorial Thursday. The newspaper recommended Republican Sen. John McCain in 2008.
In an election that has produced new phrases like Romnesia and Obamaloney, President Barack Obama has a new one for his Republican challenger that didn't require any literary creativity: "bulls**ter."
A Massachusetts judge on Thursday unsealed testimony by Mitt Romney in a lawsuit linked to a colleague's contentious divorce battle more than 20 years ago.