Why was it such a disaster? Seven Democrats defected from their party to vote against President Obama's nominee.
Eugenio Mira's thriller Grand Piano doesn't hit all of its notes perfectly, but it's daringly written — and ultimately compelling.
Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is offering $9.4 billion for Safeway, the nation's second-largest grocery, and plans to combine it with Albertson's, acquired a year ago.
World War I began 100 years ago this summer. The spark — Archduke Ferdinand's assassination — was dramatic, tragic and, in some ways, almost comic.
For years, Reddit, tech blogs and mainstream media outlets have speculated about the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. Newsweek says it finally has the answer, but many people are criticizing the story.
A second child seems to have been cleared of the AIDS virus, thanks to heavy-duty drugs started just hours after birth. This spring researchers plan to test that approach in 60 more newborns.
A report finds that azodicarbonamide wasn't just in Subway's bread: It's in hundreds of foods. While it has been linked to asthma in factory workers, the additive poses no known risk to consumers.
President Obama held a Spanish-language town hall-style meeting on the law. Latino enrollment in the health insurance exchanges is seen as critical to its success, but there's been a rocky start.
Multiple economists have studied the fast-food industry to answer the question. They've found very different answers.
The Senate has blocked a bill introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, which had proposed revisions to military procedures for punishing and preventing sexual assault.
The Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservative activists, routinely attracts big names in the Republican party — and this year's no different. It starts Thursday.
Several Texas abortion clinics are shutting down Thursday, in part due to restrictions passed by state lawmakers. They join a growing list of clinics that have closed since the law was passed.
Former NBA star Yao Ming is very famous in China, and he's using his fame on behalf of conservation issues. Now a member of China's parliament, Yao is calling for a ban on the sale of ivory in China.
Lawmakers in Crimea have scheduled a referendum on whether to unite with Russia. Meanwhile, Russian legislators are considering two bills to streamline the process for Crimea to become part of Russia.
With an executive order Thursday, President Obama authorized sanctions on Russia for its involvement in Ukraine. Speaker Boehner praised the sanctions and offered congressional support going forward.
President Obama is holding a Spanish-language town hall on the Affordable Care Act. Latino enrollment in the health insurance exchanges is seen as critical to its success, but it's had a rocky start.
The measure would have removed the authority of senior military commanders to prosecute sexual assault cases within their ranks. The vote was 55-45 vote.
Researchers say a small number of people appear to lack the brain circuitry to get pleasure from music.
The Buddhist spiritual leader delivered the U.S. Senate's opening prayer on Thursday. If the politicians heed his words, "happiness will follow," he says.
The park's bears have developed a taste for humans' food, and that's gotten them in big trouble. But efforts to teach campers to lock up food are helping solve the problem, a bear hair analysis shows.