Pro-Football players Darrelle Revis, Shaun Ellis, Calvin Pace and Marques Douglas have teamed up with After-School All-Stars to support their “Touchdown Shutdown” initiative,which raises funds for programs that serve underprivileged youth.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed the first major piece of federal gay rights legislation, a milestone that activists compared to the passage of 1960s civil rights legislation empowering blacks.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said he sees positive signs that the economy is recovering, although the recession remains "alive and acute" for families dealing with unemployment and facing home forceclosure.
Senegal's president said Tuesday that he hosted a special dinner at his palace for a departing International Monetary Fund representative — only to have a top aide erroneously send him off with nearly $200,000 in cash as a goodbye gift.
House Democrats reached agreement Wednesday on key elements of a health care bill that would vastly alter America's medical landscape, requiring virtually universal sign-ups and offering a new government-run insurance option for millions.