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.
January 11, 2012 Mitt Romney has momentum heading into the "First in the South" primary, but in South Carolina he'll have to appeal to religious conservatives and Tea Party voters. And while the economy is the most important issue for many voters, Romney's rivals are already branding him as out of line with traditional South Carolina values.
November 23, 2011 The tabloids — with names such as Cellmates, Jailbirds, Just Busted — show mug shots of those arrested every week in different cities around the country. In Little Rock, Ark., The Slammer sells some 7,000 copies a week. But law enforcement says it doesn't help solve crimes — and others call it voyeuristic and exploitative.
November 22, 2011 John Timmons recently closed ear X-tacy, a record store he'd owned for 26 years. "People have priorities, and music is just not a top priority right now. That's what's really taken its toll on us," he says. Now, Timmons has to figure out what to do with the rest of his life.