At the start of the Obama administration, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel bragged about never letting a crisis "go to waste." Two years later, the president's commission on the Gulf of Mexico catastrophe looks like the latest manifestation of that political tactic.
The state police should investigate how the unemployed winner of the state's Democratic U.S. Senate primary paid his filing fee of more than $10,000, after claiming indigency and being appointed a public defender to represent him in a court case, a state lawmaker says.
South Carolina's Democrats are gathering Thursday to decide whether to overturn the results of the primary election in which an unemployed, unknown military veteran won the nomination for U.S. Senate.
With a forecast of near-perfect weather, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope scientists and managers were euphoric as they awaited Monday's planned launch of shuttle Atlantis on the final trip to the orbiting observatory.
Hogue, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Columbia Valley, 2004, $30
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The specialty of the house at many restaurants across Florida is a slab of grouper, blackened, grilled, stuffed or encrusted with pecans, sometimes on a roll, maybe with a slice of Bermuda onion. But not at Richard Gonzmart's place.