Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says the latest fix to stop the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico could temporarily increase the amount of oil spilling into the water; but, if this weekend's plan works, the spill could be contained in just a few days, according to the Associated Press.
The 2010 Emmy nominees have been announced -- and the leading nominees tackle very different subjects.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he's recommending Marine Corps General James Mattis to head U.S. Central Command.
A solar-powered plane successfully touched down at a Swiss airport this morning, following a 26-hour flight.
Those arrested are suspected of planning terrorist attacks, and having ties to al-Qaeda.
Forty-two people were killed and dozens more wounded when suicide bombers attacked a Sufi shrine in Lahore, Pakistan.
A look at the National Endowment for the Arts under new Chairman Rocco Landesman.
Toyota is recalling some 137,000 vehicles in the United States due to problems with a valve spring.
The U.S. Library of Congress has selected William S. Merwin to be the nation's 17th U.S. Poet Laureate.
The body of Senator Robert Byrd will lie in repose in the U.S. Senate chamber today.
According to the latest report from the U.S. Labor Department, 13,000 more jobless claims were filed in the last week of June, bringing the total number of claims filed this past week to 472,000.
General Petraeus is unanimously confirmed today as commander of the war in Afghanistan where violence continues to escalate.
Hurricane Alex was well into the Gulf of Mexico and headed toward Texas and Mexico on Wednesday, after being upgraded to a Category 2 Hurricane this afternoon, making it the first Atlantic hurricane of the season, according to the Associated Press.
It's the third day of Congressional hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
This week, David Sanger from the NYTimes speaks with WQXR's Kerry Nolan on how Senator Robert Byrd's death will affect Washington.
A conversation about Michael Jackson and genre-blending music.
Lawmakers reach an agreement on financial reform legislation.
The National Endowment for the Arts has named eighteen artists, including composer Philip Glass and the Marsalis Family, as lifetime achievement honorees.
Australia has a new prime minister.
Property from the Morris Plains, New Jersey home of Frank DiPascali, Bernard Madoff's former finance chief, will be auctioned off on Friday, the same week DiPascali was released on $10 million bail.