While the U.S., the U.K. and much of Europe brace for spending cuts and austerity, Germany's economy is growing. As manufacturers add extra shifts, there's a new shortage of skilled workers leading to renewed calls to ease restrictions on...
Alassane Ouattara, a former IMF official and prime minister, takes over a country riven by a bloody and protracted post-election standoff. But many in Ivory Coast still question his origins, blame him for a brief civil war and say he's too...
The daring assault that killed Osama bin Laden has been seen by many as a vindication of the tactic of "targeted killing," which has been used at an unprecedented level in Afghanistan. But Afghan politicians complain that these raids...
Scientists are using a combination of software and electrodes implanted on the brain to eavesdrop on the mind. In one experiment, researchers determined what word a patient was thinking; in another, a patient used his thoughts alone to control an...
Scientists thought they had described all major types of fungi, from mushrooms to mold. But a newly discovered, fungus-like group of microscopic organisms defies classification, and may belong in its own kingdom.
As floodwaters recede in Memphis, Tenn., hundreds of people are still living in shelters. What's unique about this effort to shelter, feed and clothe flood victims is that it's not being run by the Red Cross. The homeless are staying at...
Evangelist Billy Graham remains in a North Carolina hospital after being admitted for treatment of pneumonia.
As intelligence analysts go through the materials collected from bin Laden's compound, they're learning more about his thinking and plans.
Consumers spent more on gasoline, clothing and autos in April, pushing retail sales up for a 10th straight month.
A trio of economic indicators add to the economic puzzle.