For the first time, American women have passed men in gaining advanced
college degrees as well as bachelor's degrees, part of a trend that is
helping redefine who goes off to work and who stays home with the kids.
President Barack Obama said Thursday that the Justice Department will
try to "root out" cases of fraud or manipulation in oil markets, even as
Attorney General Eric Holder suggested a variety of legal reasons may
be behind gasoline's surge to $4 a gallon.
President Barack Obama headed west to sell his big picture
deficit-reduction plan. But many people are waiting for a quick fix to
their own economic problems caused chiefly by persistent unemployment
and the crippled housing market.
The American Civil War, also known as ‘The War Between the States’, was
bloody and raged from 1861 to 1865. It was when 11 Southern slave states
declared their secession from the United States and formed the
Confederate States of America ("the Confederacy").
The doctor charged in the death of Michael Jackson tried to change his
story about his actions involving the pop star, telling his own experts
in the upcoming trial a different story than he told police, prosecutors