Chrysler's transformation from bankruptcy to a new company owned by Fiat, U.S. and Canadian taxpayers and UAW retirees, whose health care benefits could shrink in coming years, has been approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Arthur Gonzalez.
Sonia Sotomayor, preparing for her first visit to the Senate since being nominated to the Supreme Court, met at the White House on Monday with administration lawyers who are working on her confirmation.
President Barack Obama pushed a humbled General Motors Corp. into bankruptcy on Monday and said the federal government will act as "reluctant shareholder" when it assumes a 60 percent ownership of the smaller carmaker that emerges.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, calling it "plain wrong" that the congressman said President Barack Obama needed to be careful when visiting Harlem, where a black police officer was fatally shot by a white colleague last week.
Alysa Stanton began quenching her spiritual thirst early, discovering Judaism after a search that began at age 9 and worried her mother only when a man called the house one night asking for her youngest child.