airline delayThe 47 passengers aboard Continental Express Flight 2816 flying from Houston to Minneapolis expected their flight to last about two-and-one-half hours. But severe weather and an equally severe enforcement of federal regulations caused their flight to take about 12 hours, including a six-hour stretch trapped in the plane as it sat 50 yards from the terminal.

Mark SanfordThe saga of South Carolina’s embattled Governor Mark Sanford testifies to one singular truth: when you’ve taken a stand against policies and agendas wanted by powerful people, you had better keep your nose clean, because if you do not, it will come back and bite you in the worst way.

Henry Louis GatesThe controversy over Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and his conflict with a Cambridge, Mass., police officer just won't die. A Boston policeman is now suing that city and its police department after he was suspended for referring to Gates as a "banana-eating jungle monkey" in an e-mail he sent to a Boston Globe columnist and to other officers on the force.

Sotomayor being sworn inLast Saturday Sonia Sotomayor, 55, was confirmed as the 111th Justice in the history of the Supreme Court of the United States — as many have noted, the third woman and the first Hispanic.

Hillary the MovieHillary: the Movie, a controversial documentary about former U.S. Senator and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the first case newly confirmed Justice Sonia Sotomayor will hear when she takes her place on the U.S. Supreme Court early next month.