Alabama's most populous county filed what became the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history in an effort to retake control of its beleaguered sewer system and wipe away as much of its whopping $4.15 billion in debt as possible.
Stroube J. Smith, a D.C. native whose long journalism career included service as an editor at U.S. News & World Report and a stint at The Washington Times, died on Oct. 30 in Lewisburg, Pa. He was 77.
How much pressure would it take before you would sell out your intellectual integrity? Those who are given responsibilities for developing and promoting sound public policy are subject to never-ending pressure by those in the political class to serve them rather than the public.
Libya's interim leadership on Monday elected an electrical engineering professor who has taught in the United States as the country's new prime minister.
From the mighty polar bear to the tiny house sparrow, many of Earth's species appear to be shrinking in size, a new study reports. And the authors think it's probably due to global warming, a little like wool sweaters that shrink when washed in hot water.
In a story Oct. 5 about Steve Jobs' cancer, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Dr. Martin Heslin is cancer surgery chief at Vanderbilt University. He is at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Saturday is Constitution Day, and it's big doings at 2,650-acre Montpelier, an architectural gem in the verdant hills of Virginia and home of "Father of the Constitution" James Madison.
The ailing oaks at Toomer's Corner are a mottled mix of yellow and brown these days, but experts say there's still a chance the trees will be in good enough shape for Auburn football fans to roll them with toilet paper after wins this fall.
A judge has delayed the trial of the University of Alabama fan charged with poisoning the oak trees at Auburn Universitys Toomers Corner.