In Mexico, drug-related violence has delayed the opening of hundreds of public schools in the coastal city of Acapulco. Teachers who say they're facing threats of extortion and kidnapping are refusing to return to their classrooms.
A new poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health finds most baby boomers say they're planning on an active and healthy retirement. But some experts worry that when it comes to their health...
The Republican presidential candidate proposes a flat 9 percent income tax, corporate tax and national sales tax. It attracted the attention of Republican voters in Florida's straw poll, where Cain took first place. But economists wonder how...
Despite demonstrations at home and increasing pressure from abroad, Syrian President Bashar Assad is giving every indication he plans to stay put and fight. As the standoff continues, there are fears the largely peaceful protest could turn more...
When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans to run for president, his wife, Anita, urged him to get out of his "comfort zone." As she hits the trail in Iowa this week, we offer a brief look at her time as a nurse and advocate in the Lone...
In sub-Saharan Africa, where agricultural productivity is lowest and food shortages are most common, "huge volumes of rainwater are lost or never used," says Alain Vidal, director of the Challenge Program on Water and Food, which...
For many Germans, the debate over the Greek bailout gets at what it means to be German, and what it means to be European.
After more than 60 years with CBS and 33 as a regular commentator on 60 Minutes, the whimsical essayist will offer his 1,097th and final commentary this Sunday.
It's already the deadliest such outbreak in the U.S. since 1998. Seventy-two cases have been reported in 18 states so far and the death toll is expected to rise. Listeria is more dangerous than other pathogens such as salmonella and E. coli.
Anonymous Obama administration officials tell The Washington Post that the Joint Chiefs chairman overstated the ties between Pakistan's government and terrorist networks. An aide to Mullen says he "stands by every word of his testimony....