Sports owners and pro athletes make big money. Many of them also give away some of that money to political causes. In some cities, there's a split among owners. Take Los Angeles, where the Angels' owner backs the Republicans, while the Dodgers ownership backs Democrats. Among players, at least in the NBA, there's no such split.
Mitt Romney didn't get a big boost in the polls after he named Paul Ryan to be his vice presidential running mate, new polls out Wednesday revealed. Romney and President Barack Obama remain locked in a tight race for the White House.
With the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Monday there's some concern that his absence will destabilized the volatile Horn of Africa region. Zenawai, who has ruled Ethiopia since 1991 was a long-time U.S. ally.
Detroit has been hit harder by the recession than many, perhaps most, American cities. Budgets have been cut, payrolls have been slashed. But earlier this month, voters in that city decided they would raise their own taxes, to help fund their art museum.
U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, (R-Mo.) a candidate for the U.S. Senate, over the weekend explained that he would ban abortion and didn't believe an exception was necessary in cases of rape -- because he's heard that women's bodies can shut down their reproductive systems and prevent becoming pregnant if they're "legitimately" raped.
Israel is becoming increasingly agitated about the possibility that Iran could develop nuclear weapons. Gas masks have been handed out, warning systems have been tested, leading many to think the government is marching toward war. That has some Israelis accusing their government of over reacting.
A new ad campaign against President Barack Obama includes former U.S. intelligence and special forces operatives attacking the president for boasting about killing Osama bin Laden and accuses him of leaking material from the White House.
Julian Assange has spent nearly the last two months inside the Ecuador Embassy, in an effort to prevent his extradition from the U.K. to Sweden, where he faces a sexual assault investigation. On Thursday, Ecuador granted him political asylum, but U.K. officials say they will arrest him if he leaves the embassy.
Under a new program announced by President Barack Obama in June, illegal immigrants brought to this country by their parents, at a young age, are now eligible to apply for deferral of deportation for two years, with the possibility of renewal. That allows them to live and work in the U.S., legally.
As chairman of the House Budget Committee, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is perhaps best known for his austerity-driven budget proposal. By choosing Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney has signaled his commitment to reducing the size of government. But will tough talk be enough for them to win the election?