March 11, 2012 Mitt Romney picked up some support in Saturday's contests, but there may be trouble lurking for him in the near future as the GOP race moves to the Deep South. Tuesday's primaries are in Alabama and Mississippi, and the reddest of states are proving to be a tough sell for the former Massachusetts governor.
March 3, 2012 After a deal was announced late Friday, a federal judge in New Orleans postponed a trial set for next week. The proposed settlement covers only private plaintiffs; BP still faces lawsuits from other companies involved in the disaster, and from the federal and state governments.
February 16, 2012 Testimony in one of the most complex environmental lawsuits ever to reach trial is scheduled to begin at the end of the month. Shrimpers, waiters, housekeepers and others have joined in a federal lawsuit to determine who is responsible for the 2010 Gulf oil spill and how to compensate those affected.
January 21, 2012 Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich both scheduled campaign stops at Tommy's Country Ham House in Greenville, S.C., on Saturday. But Romney avoided his GOP presidential rival by arriving early.
January 17, 2012 All of the Republican presidential hopefuls take on President Obama in their stump speeches, attacking his health care plan, his jobs record and more. But the shorthand former House Speaker Newt Gingrich uses, calling the nation's first black president the "food stamp president," triggers questions about race.
January 15, 2012 In this election year, an emerging theme coming from voters around the country is frustration with the tone of politics today. Watching Washington from afar, voters in Jackson County, Ind., are wondering who will look out for rural America.