In parts of the upper Midwest, there's been a rush to mine silica sand. It's a key ingredient in the extraction of natural gas from shale rock, a process known as fracking. Dozens of companies are ramping up production. One Iowa company...
America hasn't stopped borrowing, one economist says; it has just vowed to borrow less dramatically. "It certainly doesn't mean we've cut up our credit card," she says.
More than half a century after the death of sports star Jim Thorpe, his surviving children and a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania are locked in a battle over the Native American athlete's remains.
Specially equipped NASA planes are flying over U.S. cities, gathering data on how pollutants form, travel and disperse in the atmosphere. The goal: to figure out how to use satellites to provide detailed, hourly updates on pollution levels across...
Syrian protesters have faced a relentless crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad's security forces. Yet the demonstrations continue to grow despite the deaths, detentions and the lack of any clear leadership.
A nonprofit rural hospital in Bisbee, Ariz., has made the unusual transformation from struggling facility to thriving business. But many hospitals like this one are anticipating hard times once Arizona reduces overall health spending by $500...
Prospects seemed brighter last year when the global economy rebounded after the financial crisis. But that growth has now stalled, in ways that indicate how the global economy is interwoven. The powerhouses of the past could struggle for years to...
Cuts to the Defense Department could range from $400 million to $800 million. The incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff calls that second figure "extraordinarily difficult and very high risk." Cuts that large would force the...
Moody's said the bi-partisan debt deal "is a positive step toward reducing the future path of the deficit and the debt levels." Now, the only credit agency that's yet to chime in is S&P.
In a twist to what's become a familiar controversy, the Democratic county commissioner claims he was entrapped by a political adversary.