The battle over climate change is heating up in Washington – as President Barack Obama’s nomination of Gina McCarthy to lead the EPAsets the stage for a struggle over regulations intended to reduce carbon dioxide and other emissions.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will build a new joint company for securitizing home loans as a stepping stone toward shrinking the government's role in the mortgage market, the regulator of the U.S. government-controlled firms said on Monday.
Ohio’s famed Oberlin College suspended classes on Monday after a person was spotted on campus wearing what appeared to be a white KKK robe, the latest in a string of racially charged incidents on campus.
A bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal on a bill that would make it a federal crime to buy a gun for someone who isn't legally allowed to own one. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy announced the agreement on the Senate floor Monday evening.
The case of a baby who may have been cured of an HIV infection raises two tantalizing prospects: Is it possible to save even more newborns from infection, and is it possible that other babies may have been cured and no one knows it yet?
VATICAN CITY — An Italian priest set fire to a photo of Pope Benedict during Sunday Mass in protest against his abdication, telling a shocked congregation that the former pontiff had abandoned his flock. "It was wonderful," the Rev.
On Thursday last week, analysts visiting IBM's Almaden research labs were served a breakfast pastry designed by the IBM's clever software itself, the New York Times reports. After absorbing 20,000 recipes, Watson suggested that chefs cobble together a Spanish-inspired breakfast pastry made from a list that included cocoa, saffron, black pepper, almonds and honey.