As BP prepared what it called a “top kill” procedure to stop the leak, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said flatly that he did not have faith in the company.
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The Texas education board approved sweeping changes to its state curriculum that would give social studies books a more conservative bent.
The Senate’s financial reform bill includes an amendment that would exempt car dealers from new lending regulations.
Spy chief Dennis Blair’s resignation reflects lost confidence in his ability to coordinate the 16 intelligence agencies he oversees.
Paris officials issued a public plea to to thieves behind a brazen art heist, begging them not to damage the pieces.
The financial reform bill vastly reshapes federal agencies and creates several more, including one to monitor financial markets and another to police lending.
New sanctions may prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb. But the deal could hurt broader efforts to control the spread of nuclear weapons around the world.
Pakistani officials announced that they were blocking access to Facebook because of a competition urging users to draw the Prophet Muhammad.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon urged lawmakers to take action on two issues at the heart of domestic politics in the United States: immigration and gun control.