A group of high-profile lesbians on Wednesday launched a political action committee dedicated to raising cash and campaigning on gay and women's rights issues in America.
The president of a prominent Florida university has resigned eight months after members of its marching band were involved in a brutal hazing attack that cost a young drum major his life.
Republican attempts to cut billions of dollars in food assistance to poor American families have been denounced as an "abomination" and "immoral" by Democrats who have vowed to block the measure in Congress.
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is not short of living space – his Upper West Side townhouse extends to 12,500 sq ft. But his plan for residents unable to cope with mushrooming rents in Manhattan is somewhat more modest: tiny "micro units" one fortieth of the size.
Barack Obama's campaign team attempted to put a positive spin on disappointing fundraising figures by highlighting Tuesday what it claimed was a surge in small donors.
Republican leaders, still stung by the supreme court ruling upholding Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, launched another furious but largely symbolic bid to overturn the law on Tuesday.
The Mexican government and the FBI are at odds over who was responsible for a death that followed a pair of shootings involving US border patrol agents.
President Obama's plans to extend Bush-era tax cuts for those earning less than $250,000 will cost the federal government $243bn in lost revenue, according to an independent report.
Barack Obama has placed tax cuts at the centre of the presidential election campaign, presenting a stark choice between Democrats committed to helping the working- and middle classes and a Republican challenger in Mitt Romney intent on protecting the wealthy.
The Obama campaign has called on Mitt Romney to release years of tax returns to prove he did not break the law following claims that the Republican presidential candidate held secret accounts in foreign tax havens.