November 15, 2012 Eleven people were killed and one of the largest environmental disasters in history happened after an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded in 2010.
November 14, 2012 Erdrich's novel is laced with emotional nuance, and demonstrates in painful detail the legal and cultural obstacles to prosecuting rapists on a North Dakota reservation. Katherine Boo's acclaimed Behind the Beautiful Forevers – about life in a slum in Mumbai, India — won the nonfiction award.
November 14, 2012 The Republican presidential nominee said President Obama's outreach to African-Americans, Hispanics and young people caused them to vote for him. But the comments have been described as "absolutely wrong" by Louisiana's GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal.
November 14, 2012 Both The New York Times and CBS News identify him as Frederick Humphries, a veteran agent at the bureau who investigated the foiled millennium terrorist plot in 1999.
November 14, 2012 The newly re-elected president indicated that he, not congressional Republicans, reflected more of the popular will, with his call for higher taxes on the wealthy as part of any agreement to avert the fiscal cliff.
November 14, 2012 Sen.-elect Angus King of Maine, who cruised to victory last week running as an independent, said Wednesday that he will caucus with Senate Democrats, giving them in effect a 55-45 seat advantage next year.
November 14, 2012 New details are emerging about how David Petraeus' extramarital affair developed, and when officials — from law enforcement to the White House — first found out about it.
November 14, 2012 As the White House and Congress debate taxes and entitlement reform, an influential liberal think tank is offering what appears to be an olive branch: a plan to squeeze savings out of Medicare — long a target of GOP cuts — that Democrats can support.
November 14, 2012 More than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, many people in New York and New Jersey are still focused on restoring the basics: food, electricity, water. Most vulnerable are the elderly and sick — many of whom can't get to their doctors or refill prescriptions.
November 14, 2012 Leading Republican senators are vowing to block U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice from becoming secretary of state if President Obama nominates her. They are hammering her for the way she characterized the attack on the U.N. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Obama says the criticisms are "outrageous."
November 14, 2012 Most lenders require borrowers to wait seven years before securing a new mortgage after losing a home to foreclosure. But in the wake of the housing crisis, millions of families have a recent foreclosure on their record — and some are finding ways to buy a new home in as few as three years.