The Thai government is extending a state of emergency to cover 17 provinces across the country in a bid to tamp down antigovernment protests.
Iraqi officials say seven people were killed and 25 wounded when a parked car exploded in the Sadr City slum in eastern Baghdad.
The oil company BP used a remote-controlled submarine to shoot chemical dispersants into the underwater site where oil is leaking from a wrecked drilling rig.
After three votes to prevent debate, Republicans hope to change bill on the floor.
Robert Battle will take helm in 2011, replacing Judith Jamison.
As Congress considers tough new regulations on the financial industry, a Senate panel put executives from Goldman Sachs on the hot seat on Tuesday.
Rating agency Standard and Poor's downgraded Greece's debt to junk status on Tuesday.
Republicans in the Senate have blocked a bill on financial regulatory reform, for now.
A sheen of oil is spreading across the Gulf of Mexico from the site of the rig that exploded and sank last week.
The search has been called off for 11 workers missing since Tuesday's explosion on an oil rig off the Louisiana coast.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a tough new immigration bill into law on Friday.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says NATO should hold off on removing the last U.S. nuclear weapons from Europe.
Cancellations filter down to NYC arts events, but one English pianist will not be deterred.
By an 8-1 vote, the Supreme Court has struck down a federal ban on videos that show graphic violence against animals, saying it violates the right to free speech.
Flights began landing at London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, the first since an ash cloud from an erupting volcano in Iceland shut down air travel throughout Europe last week.
The Pablo Picasso painting that was damaged in January when a woman accidentally fell into it, causing a six-inch tear, is back on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Iraqi officials announced today that two top insurgent leaders of Al-Qaida in Iraq were killed in joint U.S.-Iraqi strikes.
The Securities and Exchange Commission says the firm defrauded investors by not disclosing conflicts of interest on mortgage-backed products it developed as the housing market was collapsing.
Composer Jennifer Higdon on her Pulitzer Prize.
Town leveled by 6.9 magnitude quake. At least 400 killed, thousands more injured. Rescue teams dig for survivors.