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Sarah Palin gets Fox commentator gig

Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, will return to her broadcast roots and take her conservative message to Fox News as a regular commentator, the…

Palin believed her candidacy was ‘God’s plan’

Sarah Palin believed that Sen. John McCain chose her to be his running mate in 2008 because of "God's plan," according to a top political strategist in the Arizona Republican's…

The constant threats of a privatized war

A federal judge in Washington, Ricardo Urbina, has provided another compelling argument against the outsourcing of war to gunslingers from the private sector. In throwing out charges against Blackwater agents…

Blago: ‘I’m blacker than Barack Obama’

Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he's "blacker than Barack Obama" and tells Esquire magazine that he was a real person in a political arena dominated by phonies.

Blagojevich, referring to…

Stimulus-funded road projects don’t add jobs

Ten months into President Barack Obama's first economic stimulus plan, a surge in spending on roads and bridges has had no effect on local unemployment and only barely helped the…

If sex is a mind game, this robot delivers the goods

A New Jersey company says it has developed "the world's first sex robot," a life-size rubber doll that's designed to engage the owner with conversation rather than lifelike movement.

At a…

Rethinking the American Dream in Foreclosure, USA

Stockton hardly looks like the most miserable city in the country.

But the statistics and stories over the last two years make a case that it is: Since the housing crisis…

For unemployed, new job often means pay cut

Unemployed for nearly a year, David Becker was relieved to land a new job in information technology last summer.

The offer carried a price, though: It was a lower-rung job than…

Goodbye kiss leads to arrest

A man believed to have breached security to bid his girlfriend goodbye, triggering the shutdown of a busy Newark Airport terminal that led to snarled flights worldwide, was arrested in…

Marvel sues to keep copyrights on Spider-Man, X-Men

SpidermanThe home of superheroes including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men sued one of its most successful artists Friday to retain the rights…