Doctors estimate there are about 250 severe scorpion stings a year in America, but the U.S. ran out of its own supply of scorpion antivenom nearly a decade ago. Mexican doctors, however, have been treating stings from venomous creatures for years,...
Twelve Democratic and Republican lawmakers will have until Thanksgiving to figure out how to slash $1.5 trillion from the federal budget. If their plan isn't adopted by Congress, some very unpopular cuts will be automatically enacted. So what...
President Obama said the deaths were a reminder of the "extraordinary" price the U.S. military is paying in the decade-long Afghan war. The helicopter was reportedly shot down by the Taliban as it was conducting an overnight raid.
Georgia Power says the cost of upgrading or replacing power plants to meet stricter environmental rules could cost $5 billion to $7 billion through 2020. The Southern Co. subsidiary gave its first estimate Friday of what it would cost assuming...
It didn't take long for Jay McKnight to know that the teenage girl watching him sing with his buddies on a Brooklyn corner would one day become his wife. McKnight was almost 19. The girl, Andrea, was 14. More than 50 years later, they're...
The Republican Texas governor, who's widely expected to enter the race for the White House, says Saturday's event is nothing more than a Christian prayer rally. His critics, however, say it is Jesus-exclusive and political. The event is...
NASA's space shuttle may be down for the count, but robotic planetary missions are gearing up. Before the end of this year, three new solar system probes are due to launch they'll visit Jupiter, Mars and the moon.
A savage tornado ripped out a third of Joplin, Mo., in May, but now most of the rubble is gone, piled high in nearby landfills. Still, many residents cling to what to outsiders might look like battered junk in order to keep memories of the event...
After a two-week standoff, Congress and the Obama administration came up with a deal to reopen the Federal Aviation Administration and put thousands of people back to work. But the temporary solution does not resolve underlying issues one of which...
But investors seeking reason for optimism a day after the worst U.S. stock-market sell-off since the 2008 financial crisis probably won't find it in the July jobs report out this morning. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 513 points...