President Barack Obama declared victory Friday after congressional negotiators reached a dawn agreement on a sweeping overhaul of rules overseeing Wall Street.
President Obama flew to Canada Friday morning for an economic summit with world leaders, armed with news of a congressional deal reforming Wall Street practices that led to the 2008 financial crisis.
As world leaders gathered to deal with the aftermath of the global financial crisis, President Obama boasted about a congressional compromise on overhauling the U.S. banking system and called for an international effort to prevent future economic meltdowns.
The two Koreas commemorated the 60th anniversary Friday of the outbreak of the Korean War, promoting vastly different views of the origins of the conflict that still divides their peninsula.
Supporters of women's rights will hold a protest in Washington Saturday to denounce gender apartheid in Saudi Arabia.
European leaders, under the gun of a withering financial crisis, are actually proposing and carrying out drastic cuts, provoking the kind of public backlash that inspires fear in U.S. politicians.
President Obama pressed other leaders Friday to join him in backing stronger rules against banking abuses but made little headway in his call for more stimulus.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was admitted to the hospital Friday after experiencing discomfort, the latest health scare for the 69-year-old Republican leader who has a long history of heart disease.
On the day President Obama was elected, armed men wearing the black berets and jackboots of the New Black Panther Party were stationed at the entrance to a polling place in Philadelphia.