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.
Five men from the Washington, D.C. area have been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled against the federal government's moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tony Hayward was questioned by lawmakers for several hours.
The organizers of London's 2012 Olympics have announced key members of the creative team that will help produce the opening and closing ceremonies of the global event.
BP will establish a fund to repay victims of the gulf oil spill.
Today marks Bloomsday, and celebrations are taking place in literary circles around the world to commemorate the fictional journey of Leopold Bloom, the main character in James Joyce's "Ulysses."
British Prime Minister David Cameron has apologized, on behalf of his country and its government, for 'Bloody Sunday."
President Barack Obama is back in the Gulf Coast for a two-day visit.
Mineral deposits worth nearly $1 trillion have been uncovered in Afghanistan, according to The New York Times.