Better fuel efficiency for such vehicles is a "win, win, win," the president said. It will help reduce dependency on foreign oil, save drivers' money and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Manufacturers, though, say the standards could make the vehicles more expensive and less safe.
Some consider former NSA contractor Edward Snowden a hero for releasing classified material to the media; others argue that he has irreparably harmed national security. Famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and a former CIA director face off in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.
Ambassador Norm Eisen has a deeply personal connection to the Czech Republic. His mother was born there, seized by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz, which she survived. His official residence is a former palace the Nazis commandeered during World War II and which still bears their stamp. Literally.
A rock the size of three football fields passed relatively close to Earth. It wasn't a surprise, and neither will be the arrival of others. NASA has a calendar if you'd like to keep track of what's coming. But remember: Some space rocks, such as the meteorite that exploded over Russia last year, aren't expected.
Wanxiang Group, China's largest auto parts company, won a bankruptcy auction last week for Fisker, which made plug-in, hybrid sports cars. Wanxiang's bid is valued at about $150 million.
The Miami New Times reports that local artist Maximo Caminero claimed he smashed the vase to protest the type of artists showcased at the newly opened Perez Art Museum Miami. He's been charged with criminal mischief. Ai, the Chinese artist and dissident, said the vandal's argument "doesn't make much sense."
Under the federal health law and 2006 regulations, insurers can't deny medical coverage for an individual's injuries because they resulted from a medical condition such as depression, even if it wasn't diagnosed before the injury.
Coulrophobics may be happy. But fans of the red-nosed jesters have cause for concern. What if there's a call to send in the clowns and no one's there to answer?
The Olympic event was all-male until 2002. Often, the "brakemen" are plucked off a land sport, like track and field. "It's not like you get a tutorial or something, or you grow up doing bobsled," says American Aja Evans.
Weeks of frigid temperatures and snowstorms will give way to warmer weather this week. But first, there's one more round of snow coming through. It's expected to be accompanied by thunder and lightning.
The new host's first show is getting good reviews. He pledged to "do the best I can" and collected on some "bets" from friends such as Robert De Niro, Lady Gaga and Stephen Colbert who had supposedly bet he'd never take over from Jay Leno.
The activists say they have been taken into custody each of the past three days, then later released. They want to perform a protest song in Sochi. They were convicted of "hooliganism" for performing a "punk prayer" in Moscow in 2012. Just before the games began, the women were freed from prison.
The city has a lot of abandoned buildings, and to decide which ones should be demolished, the federal government and some major foundations started a massive, high-tech mapping project. The new mayor says that's just what he needs to improve the neighborhoods.
Carriage drivers say many of their horses have been rescued from abusive situations; animal rights activists argue that the rides are inherently inhumane. Now, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to replace the horses — with vintage electric cars.
Many students who don't ace the SAT and ACT tests apply to schools that make standardized test scores optional. A new study shows those students do just as well in college as those who submit their scores.
A Tulsa pharmacy has agreed not to provide Missouri with a made-to-order drug for an inmate's execution scheduled for later this month. According to court documents filed Monday, The Apothecary Shoppe will not prepare or provide pentobarbital or any other drug for use in Michael Taylor's execution.
Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. pulled down its sites Feb. 13 after hackers defaced them with images condemning comments CEO Sheldon Adelson had made about using nuclear weapons on Iran.
Canfield appearanced on a number of TV shows during a four-decade career, including General Hospital and The Hathaways. She was Harriet Kravitz on four episodes of the 1960s series Bewitched. But she was best known as the handywoman in some 40 episodes of Green Acres, which ran from 1965 to 1971.
Ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold medal Monday night in ice dancing. They earned a silver medal in the last Winter Games in Vancouver, and they entered competition favored to win in Sochi.
U.S. men competed in bobsledding on Monday, pinning their hopes on Steve Holcomb, who has medaled before. Holcomb entered competition as the top bobsled racer in the world this year, and he and Steven Langton won a bronze medal in the two-man bobsled event. They weren't the only points of interest on the track this year: A Russian team won gold, and the Jamaican team attracted plenty of attention, as well.