Natural disasters and political unrest have devastated the tourism industry in countries such as Japan and Egypt. Tour operators are doing what they can to bring a few people back hoping real-life stories from adventurous travelers will convince...
Massey Energy, which operated the West Virginia mine where 29 men died last year, is being absorbed by Alpha Natural Resources.
Intelligence officials say no one in al-Qaida worries them more right now than Saif al-Adel. For years, al-Adel was detained in Iran, which prevented the U.S. from targeting him. Now, there are reports he's been made al-Qaida's interim...
Following in the footsteps of the New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys, the Miami Heat are the new team that Americans love to hate, Frank Deford believes.
The Mexican drug cartels are expanding into Central America, seeking new markets and smuggling routes for their products. In El Salvador, there's fear that the cartels are aligning themselves with the country's ubiquitous street gangs. And...
An Oregon woman woke up from dental surgery with a European accent. Hers is a rare disorder usually caused by an injury to the part of the brain that controls speech.
The 84th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee is under way, near Washington, D.C. Linguist Ben Zimmer explains what makes some words difficult to spell and how the contestants learn to conquer them.
After being forced to lay off half its workers, a Michigan yacht-building company has started to make wind turbines. The engineering principles are similar and now the company is planning to start hiring again.
The space shuttle Endeavour landed safely in Florida early today, bringing to a close its final mission in space. Watch the video.
Diseases, both chronic and infectious, are a reality regardless of American optimism. Daniel Callahan and Sherwin B. Nuland for The New Republic argue that real reform will needs a reality check and plenty of money.