| Aug 18, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Just a few weeks after U.S. Sen. Bob Casey wrote an op-ed that it was time for Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad to step down, President Barack Obama officially called on al-Assad to resign. "The horror taking place in Syria has......
| Apr 2, 2011
| 1:42 PM
(CNN) -- Two Americans detained amid the social turbulence in Syria have been released, the State Department and others said Friday.
The United States never got consular access to the Americans while they were detained, but department spokesman Mark...
| Jan 25, 2009
| 11:25 AM
A tell-tale sign America's chips are down: States are increasingly turning to gambling to plug budget holes.
Proposals to allow or expand slots or casinos are percolating in at least 14 states, tempting legislators and governors at a time when many...
| Dec 10, 2007
Oprah Winfrey came to South Carolina on Sunday with a message tailored to the state's considerable African-American community, asking it to cast aside doubt and support the black man she assured them could -- and should -- be elected president.
| Dec 11, 2007
With critics groups chiming in from New York, L.A., Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., this week, a predictable pattern is emerging.
The nation's top movie reviewers are in a pessimistic mood, splitting their best picture prizes, so far, between...
| Dec 13, 2007
Don't let anyone tell you that this year's awards season is anything but a nail-biter.
The week began with the nation's top critics groups dividing their love basically between the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "There...