A combination of partisanship, upcoming mid-term elections and divided Republicans in the House helped mold a Congress this session that had trouble passing even must-pass bills.
In this week's roundup of digital culture headlines, the hardcore Foursquare users have a problem with Swarm. Twitter got a big boost. And why buy shoes when you can print your own?
In 1995, doctors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo skimmed serum rich in antibodies from the blood of Ebola survivors to treat other patients. It's a 19th century approach. Does it work?
The nation's political campaigns are in full swing, and evangelical Christians play an increasingly large role. Some Brazilians worry that U.S.-style battles over social issues may be on the way.
States and cities have been investing billions of pension money dollars in hedge funds. That's costing a lot of money in fees, and experts say the pensions don't have much to show for it.
The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.
A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.
Calling the shootings "questionable," a civil rights attorney in Oakland requested action by the Justice Department. The Salinas police chief said that would be premature.
The Pentagon has recommended cutting troop strength to 450,000, but a bipartisan report says that given the global threats, the reduction is too big.
An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.