Barack Obama, who shot from obscurity to fame based on a single speech and then captured the White House in a campaign marked by soaring rhetoric, delivered a restrained, sober inaugural address Tuesday.
Special Oscar snub edition: These 10 entries received zero nominations in categories in which they should have been shoo-ins -- "Walk the Line" gets actor and actress, but no picture? -- but they're winners to us.
Dozens of relatives who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001, attacks are protesting plans for cultural institutions on the World Trade Center site, particularly the International Freedom Center that some families fear will detract from a 9/11 memorial.
As the Civil War made a rare foray into the North, residents of the small southern Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg buzzed with excitement in summer 1863 and jockeyed for the best vista to watch the approaching Confederate and Union armies.
The explosion of violence in Iraq has temporarily shifted the issue of "nation-building" off the front page. It has replaced that issue, instead, with the more pressing question of whether Iraq can be saved from utter chaos.