Four Guantanamo Detainees Touch Down in Bermuda, But What About the Rest? - June 12, 2009 07:00 PM
Amid political tension, four Chinese Muslim detainees have settled in Bermuda, sparking questions about the fate of other Guantanamo detainees.
Shooting of American Priest in Guatemala Raises Safety Concerns - May 22, 2009 07:30 AM
The murder of politically active Rev. Lawrence Rosebaugh sparks speculation and calls to mind past violence in the capital of the Central American country.
Twitter, New Director May Help Launch NASA into Next Era - May 15, 2009 06:00 PM
As the president prepares to name a new NASA head, the agency is using Twitter to shape its reputation with contributions from astronauts and others.
Global Concerns Rise as WHO Raises Swine Flu Alert Level - April 29, 2009 05:00 PM
WHO has raised the swine flu pandemic alert level to 5, indicating an end to earlier hopes that the swine flu outbreak would be a "mild" pandemic.
New Swine Flu Outbreak Recalls 1976 Crisis - April 26, 2009 05:18 PM
Swine flu, which caused panic and a national vaccination drive in 1976, has now been confirmed in New York and Kansas. Earlier outbreaks occurred in Mexico, Texas and California.
Cats and Dogs Get First-Class Treatment With Airline Just for Pets - April 26, 2009 08:00 AM
Pet Airways, an airline just for pets that allows them to travel in the cabin of the plane, will begin service in five cities this July.
Swine Flu Returns to the Headlines - April 24, 2009 07:30 PM
Swine flu, the subject of a panic-driven national vaccination drive in 1976, has caused outbreaks in Mexico, Texas and California.
Coral Species in Hawaii Is Among Earth's Oldest - March 30, 2009 01:30 PM
Researchers who've found a 4,265-year-old coral species off the Hawaiian coast warn that the coral beds are threatened by fishing and poaching.
US Slow to Prevent Female Genital Mutilation - March 27, 2009 01:00 PM
Female Genital Mutilation is considered a traditional transition into adulthood by some cultures; federal law prohibits the practice, but little has been done to enforce it.
Mexico Retaliates Against the US Over Cross-Border Trucking Dispute - March 23, 2009 02:00 PM
After the U.S. ended a NAFTA trucking program, Mexico responded by applying tariffs to 90 products, prompting concerns over economic protectionism.
GOP Leader Calls for Change in Cuba Embargo - February 24, 2009 12:02 PM
Republican Sen. Richard Lugar has proposed relaxing the economic and commercial embargo on Cuba.
One of Newman’s Most Memorable Roles: A Husband - September 29, 2008 07:30 AM
With Paul Newman’s death comes the end of one of Hollywood’s longest marriages.
Binge Drinking: Does Age Matter? - August 20, 2008 05:14 PM
Current and former presidents from around 100 top U.S. colleges are encouraging debate about underage drinking that centers on lowering the national drinking age back to 18.
Border Fence Looms Over Texas Town - July 10, 2008 09:56 AM
Del Rio, Texas has sold 70 acres of land to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the construction of a 15-foot border fence.
Oregon Lawn-Chair Balloonist Reaches Idaho in Wake of Brazilian Tragedy - July 06, 2008 02:26 PM
An Oregon lawn-chair balloonist set off for Idaho, just 24 hours after the body of helium balloonist Father Carli was discovered in Brazilian waters.
Wi-Fi in the Sky - May 23, 2008 08:30 PM
The Internet is coming to airplanes. A number of airlines will experiment with Wi-Fi in the coming months. Standard service may be available by the end of the year.
Blogging Spreads as a Form of Therapy - May 09, 2008 11:53 AM
More people are turning to blogging as a form of psychotherapy, proving long-held beliefs in the healing power of writing and group therapy.
Children at Polygamist Ranch Had Past Injuries, Officials Report - May 02, 2008 07:00 AM
Dozens of children taken from the Yearn for Zion ranch had previous broken or fractured bones, and some of the boys may have been sexually abused.
Protests Planned Following Sean Bell Case - April 30, 2008 02:33 PM
Angered by the acquittal of three police officers who shot and killed a man on his wedding day, supporters plan protests in New York City.
Lawsuit Seeks Better Mental Health Care For Veterans - April 21, 2008 07:01 AM
On April 21, a judge will hear a lawsuit filed by retired veterans that demands more comprehensive mental health care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Earthquake Rattles Midwestern Towns, Briefly Reverses Mississippi River - April 18, 2008 03:17 PM
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattled three Midwestern states, briefly reversing the flow of the Mississippi River.
States Consider Resumption of Death Penalty After Supreme Court Decision - April 18, 2008 10:19 AM
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to the use of lethal injections in Kentucky. Most states had halted executions pending the outcome of the case.
Katie Couric Likely to Leave CBS Evening News - April 12, 2008 12:35 AM
Reports indicate that Katie Couric will leave her anchor position on the "CBS Evening News" as early as January 2009.
Middle Class Feels the Pain of Ailing Economy - April 02, 2008 04:46 PM
Rising unemployment and inflation have impacted the purchasing power of Americans. Applications to charity organizations and for government aid have spiked.
Paulson Urges Stronger Mortgage Oversight - March 14, 2008 02:49 PM
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson urges stronger oversight of the mortgage industry in order to avoid future situations like the current mortgage crisis.
Democrats Prepare for Tuesday’s Pivotal Contests - March 03, 2008 01:29 PM
A one-of-a-kind election system and a diverse electorate await candidates in Texas. Tomorrow's contests there and in Ohio may prove decisive.
McCain Weighs Running Mate Options - February 21, 2008 12:44 PM
Age and a reputation as a moderate mean that John McCain may have to think very carefully about his choice for vice presidential nominee.
U.S. Set Date to Shoot Down Satellite - February 19, 2008 07:00 PM
The Pentagon warns ships to avoid an area in the Pacific during the early hours of Thursday, Feb. 21, when the Navy is set to destroy the U.S. spy satellite.
Pork Spending Looms Large in Election Year - February 18, 2008 09:49 AM
With John McCain having abstained from earmark spending, pork is one issue likely to put the Democratic presidential nominee on the defensive.
Compromise Boosts Farm Bill's Chances - February 15, 2008 02:11 PM
Bipartisan efforts to include additional funding gives new hope to supporters of a bill stalled by the threat of a White House veto.