The Senate took a short break from recess for a special session Thursday to pass a $600 million border security package. Members also adopted a resolution honoring the late former Sen. Ted Stevens, who was killed in a plane crash this week.
Gay marriages may resume in California as early as next Wednesday.
BP has paid out more than $308 million in compensation to individuals and businesses since the oil spill, but fishermen and Gulf of Mexico officials fear some of that money might have gone to fraudsters.
Potential 2012 GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said fellow Republicans who are calling for a re-examination of the 14th Amendment as a way to stem illegal iimmigration are misguided.
Jury deliberations have been postponed until Monday in the trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Jurors have only been able to agree on a verdict in two of the 24 counts in the indictment.
Tiger Woods is in the hunt near the top of the leaderboard at the PGA Championship.
The irreverent comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. The World hits movie theaters this weekend.