As both sides sort out who won and who lost in the budget deal, the next phase of wrangling ensues. The current year budget deal still needs full congressional approval. The House is expected to approve a new budget plan for 2012 that includes...
What people experience as a memory problem or a senior moment is often really a problem of not paying attention, experts say. There are lots of reasons why brains get sluggish, but doctors say a "cognitive reserve" can help make up...
The Japanese government says it may ask major businesses and institutions to reduce the amount of power they use by 25 percent this summer. The country is already suffering through rolling blackouts. Some businesses say the huge cuts may be...
Debra Dahlmer has never missed a mortgage payment. But her lender, Bank of America, still threatened to foreclose on her. After a saga that's lasted for more than a year and a half, there might finally be light at the end of tunnel.
Every week, people across the globe spend 3 billion hours playing video games, but that isn't enough for Jane McGonigal. She believes that video games can help solve some of the world's biggest problems and we really should be playing...
Spring meetings of finance ministers on the global economy open in Washington on Friday. The sessions will take place with a backdrop of continued disputes over world trade rules, and popular uprisings in the Middle East and north Africa where...
A delegation of African leaders was to meet with opposition leaders in Benghazi a day after declaring that Libya's Moammar Gadhafi had agreed to a "road map" to peace. But it's not clear whether the deal includes the key rebel...
The news from Egypt of an "unprecedented legal summons" that calls on former President Hosni Mubarak and his family to face an anti-corruption probe is welcomed by those opposed his regime.
But the news that leaders from elsewhere in the continent have put together a plan for a ceasefire may signal a "new phase" in the conflict one that could lead to a negotiated peace.
While about half of Mapleton was turned into rubble, no one in the town of 1,200 was killed. And the only injury reported so far: One person suffered a broken leg.