When school starts at Leith Walk Elementary in Baltimore, Md., Monday, Robin Weems will greet her new first-grade students. And she won't be alone: Her husband, a retired Marine, is her classroom assistant. And her son's just across the...
Western countries are hoping increased sanctions will step up pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad. So far, the Syrian economy appears to be coping, reportedly with large cash infusions from Iran.
Retailers such as Walmart and Home Depot have turned hurricane preparation into a science one that government emergency agencies have begun to embrace. They've deployed hundreds of trucks carrying everything from plywood to Pop-Tarts to stores...
At an East Texas auction, the animals look pitiful. They're standing in 107-degree heat with their ribs showing, stressed out. The heat, and no rain, has forced many ranchers to sell off their stock. Many will retire; and few young ranchers are...
At more than 28,000 feet, K2 is the second-highest mountain in the world. And when Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner reached its summit this week, she became the first woman to climb all 14 of the world's tallest peaks without using oxygen tanks.
Some call it an international patent arms race: Technology companies like Apple, Samsung, Nokia and Google are launching lawsuits over competing patent claims related to smartphones and tablets. The lawsuits could bring higher prices, and less...
World No. 1 Yani Tseng of Taiwan has been powering and smiling her way around golf courses and making history. At the relatively tender age of 22, she's already done something that no one who's swung a golf club has done before: Tseng has...
The Federal Reserve chairman delivers a much-anticipated speech Friday morning on additional steps the Fed might take to shore up the economy. Some investors are hoping for another round of quantitative easing, but others warn that a solution can...
The unfolding calamity that is the Texas drought has thrown nature out of balance. Many of the wild things that live in this state are suffering.
Early reports indicate that many people may have been killed.