Joyful Noise, Contraband, Beauty and the Beast 3D all debut this weekend. Critics are touting Joyful Noise as one of the year's best films, while Contraband and Beauty and the Beast 3D each have their strengths.
Nigeria's government is trying once more to eliminate its fuel subsidy, sending gasoline, heating and cooking oil prices skyrocketing. In response, workers have called an indefinite, general strike and demanded the government back down.
Under existing U.S. rules, undocumented immigrants must first exit the United States before applying for permanent resident status — even if they're married to a U.S. citizen or their parent is a U.S. citizen. The Obama administration is trying to change that.
The United States will go forward with some $41 billion worth of military equipment sales to two Middle Eastern countries. Saudi Arabia will get $30 billion in fights and Iraq will get $11 billion in jets, tanks and other equipment.
Scientists in Wisconsin and the Netherlands have successfully mutated the bird flu virus so that it can more easily spread among humans. The idea isn't bioterror, but rather to give us more information to use in the event of a natural or inflicted pandemic flu.
In a pre-trial hearing in Maryland, U.S. government experts for the first time publicly linked Pfc. Bradley Manning and Wikileaks, saying Manning was the source of the classified documents that have propelled Wikileaks to infamy.
The Justice Department says Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County Sheriff's Department is racist and unless it agrees to a court-approved improvement plan, it'll face a lawsuit and the potential loss of millions of dollars in federal funding.
Stepped up efforts by the Obama administration to deport illegal immigrants have caused the net to capture U.S. citizens as well. Many of them are spending days in local jails while trying to get anyone to believe they're actually Americans.
As the United States geared up to fight World War II, it forced many Japanese Americans into internment camps. But some of those Japanese Americans decided they'd rather fight to defend the United States, despite being treated like supporters of the enemy.
With declining domestic demand amid increased domestic capacity, coupled with soaring international needs for refined petroleum products, for the first time in 62 years, this year the United States is expected to export more petroleum fuel products than it imports.