Even before the March tsunami hit, the fishing town of Kesennuma in northeast Japan was on the skids. But to their surprise, residents began to see the tsunami as less a catastrophe than a chance to start from scratch. Now, they are taking bold,...
In a press conference, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke painted a mixed picture of the economy. Essentially, the chairman said, growth will be slow and unemployment will continue stubbornly high.
India has unveiled what it says is the world's least-expensive tablet computer, along with a promise to make the device available to the country's college students. Critics say it's a gimmick to avoid addressing the real problem: that...
The proposal calls on Syria to withdraw all tanks and armored vehicles from the streets, stop violence against protesters, release all political prisoners and begin a dialogue with the opposition within two weeks.
Familiar French varieties aren't well-suited to high temperatures. Some researchers suggest cross-breeding to make the grapes more heat tolerant or drought-resistant, but once you breed pinot noir with something else, you can't call it...
After receiving a threat from the drug gang, some members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous are calling off the campaign to out members of the the Zeta cartel.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, who has vowed to fight the new federal health care law, sent back a $31.5 million federal grant to start modernizing computer systems. Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says the governor is betting that the...
A third woman told a news organization Herman Cain sexually harassed her when both worked at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. And in another stunning turn, a Republican pollster said he actually witnessed Cain's alleged...
Wal-Mart may be setting a new trend by slashing health care for part-time workers. ATC host Robert Siegel chatted with John Rother, president of the National Coalition on Health Care, about the issue.
In the debate over new voter ID laws, Democrats are accusing Republicans of trying to suppress votes and Republicans are accusing Democrats of condoning voter fraud. It's a sharp partisan divide, but a few people are going against the tide and...