The company's chief executive says a new quality overlord will report directly to him. The change, made after a string of embarrassing recalls, goes against the grain of a company known for decentralization.
The mistrial on most counts in the case against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich demonstrated dynamics prosecutors are familiar with: It can be hard to convict public officials because some jurors view corruption as part and parcel of the job.
The Israeli army this week began removing a concrete security barrier shielding the southeast Jerusalem settlement of Gilo, a sign of the relative calm in recent years. The barrier predates the larger separation barrier in the West Bank. While...
The New York City mayor, an independent, has been giving his blessing to Democrats and Republicans who he believes are on New York's side when it comes to key issues, such as gun control.
As President Obama travels the country, he's been emphasizing Republican obstruction as much as touting Democratic accomplishments. Some Democrats have questioned the strategy, but others argue it's an effective counterpoint to the GOP...
Canada, the largest supplier of oil to the United States, is relying more heavily on controversial techniques to extract crude from its oil sands deposits. One of the methods includes pumping 500-degree steam underground to melt the oil and force it...
A fierce tornado hit Greensburg, Kan., in 2007, displacing the community. The new county-wide school begins classes Thursday for the first time since the storm. The $50 million facility is registered as a LEED Platinum School, the highest ranking...
Visitors are flocking to the Peruvian Amazon to sample ayahuasca, a potion with hallucinogenic properties made from jungle vines and considered sacred by Indians. Lodges catering to "ayahuasca tourism" are attracting travelers who hope the...
The appearance of great white sharks in shallow waters off Cape Cod is forcing coastal towns to close areas to swimming. But unlike in the movies, many residents welcome the sharks. They're good for both science and local businesses.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., owner of Fox News and <em>The Wall Street Journal,</em> has given $1 million to the Republican Governors Association making it one of the largest corporate donors to the GOP this election season. NPR...