Faced with an $8.5 billion loss, the U.S. Postal Service has been cutting back: slashing hours, combining routes and closing offices. The post office in East Cleveland, Ohio, has lost nearly all of its staff, and the cutback is deeply troubling for...
Recent reports about lead in reusable grocery bags have caused lots of dismay for consumers. Some are wondering if they should junk the bags and go back to paper or plastic.
The president is not on Sunday's ballot in Egypt -- it is a vote to choose a new parliament. But the campaign has been dominated by questions of whether Hosni Mubarak will run again next year, and whether anyone can break the ruling party'...
The 60-member interPLAY orchestra gives adults with disabilities a chance to discover the music within. "My job is to find out where that music is in this population and get it out," says conductor Paula Moore.
Retailers are ushering in the traditional kickoff of the U.S. holiday shopping season on Friday with expanded hours, deep discounts and online deals to draw bargain-hungry shoppers.
Portugal adopted a raft of debt-reducing measures, which the government claimed would be enough to restore market confidence in its public finances without resorting to a bailout. Elsewhere in Europe, Standard & Poor's downgraded the debt...
Our brains help regulate our weight, and scientists say a holiday feast is unlikely to cause much weight gain. The bigger problem is slow and steady weight gain over the years.
If you fly over West Virginia on a clear day, you might see Hacker Valley as just a wisp of smoking rising from the mountains. The 600 people who live there are facing a second winter of icy, treacherous driving just to get to a post office. It can...
A 269-foot yacht commissioned by Saddam Hussein in 1981 for about $25 million has finally made its way home after spending decades on loan. As plans for the boat are still hashed out, Iraq's minister of transportation has been spending some...
A long-awaited biography examines the life of Justice William J. Brennan Jr. and his influence during 34 years on the Supreme Court. Stephen Wermiel's interviews with Brennan during his lifetime reveal a man who defies the stereotypeof the...