MSNBC.COM - Despite another eventful month, Obama vs. Romney remains steady, per
new NBC/WSJ poll…Obama 47%, Romney 44%. Both Obama and Romney
struggled in June… Want to see the power of negative TV ads? Check out
Romney's standing in the swing states… A largely undefined
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel on Wednesday approved legislation that would expand the State Department's rewards for justice program to target the world's most serious human rights abusers, with African warlord Joseph Kony a top target
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Larry Bird is calling it quits with the Indiana Pacers.
Bird, perhaps the most respected and beloved basketball figure in a state obsessed with the sport, will leave his job as the Pacers' president of basketball operations at the end of
By ULA ILNYTZKYAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A rare atlas stolen a decade ago from the Royal Library of Sweden by one of its chief librarians was recovered in New York and given back to its rightful owner.
Swedish and U.S. authorities showed off the 415-year
By CLARKE CANFIELDAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Two high-definition cameras began streaming live video Wednesday of clown-like Atlantic puffins waddling, preening and nesting on a remote Maine island.
The National Audubon Society and explore.org
By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration and House Republicans refused to find a middle ground in a dispute over documents related to a botched gun-tracking operation, and the GOP plunged ahead with plans for precedent-setting votes Thursday
By ALAN FRAM and JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing weekend deadlines for action, congressional leaders have agreed to deals overhauling the nation's transportation programs without a Republican provision forcing approval of the proposed Keystone XL oil
HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - One in three Americans can't afford to see the dentist.
More than 100 million Americans
do not go to the dentist for checkups and cleanings because of the
cost, according to PBS FRONTLINE and the Center for Public Integrity. As
a result, many go broke trying to afford
MIAMI (AP) - PNC Bank has reached a $90 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit over excessive overdraft fees, the latest of several big banks to do so.
The agreement was filed Tuesday in Miami federal court. It must be approved by Senior U.S. District Judge
ELLIOT LAKE, Ontario (AP) - Officials recovered two bodies after dismantling a piece of a partially collapsed Ontario shopping mall on Wednesday and said they are confident no other victims are inside. The renewed rescue effort came after angry residents shouted down fears that