It's early in the 2014 election season, but already some noteworthy — and powerful — biographical spots are starting to appear.
Scientists tracking the ancestry of whooping cough say it arose abruptly in humans about 500 years ago, caused by a mutated bacterium that once lived only in animals. Genetic tricks helped it spread.
People are storing more and more stuff online: photos, music, documents — even books. But if you're storing your digital belongings in the cloud, you should know you're giving up some rights.
Nautilus Minerals has signed a contract with the government of Papua New Guinea to extract cooper, gold and silver from a depth of 5,000 feet.
Back home in his Ohio district, Speaker John Boehner had fun at the expense of fellow House Republicans who are reluctant — or afraid — to tackle an immigration overhaul.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown might as well be wearing Teflon. Despite overseeing the botched rollout of the state's health insurance exchange, he's still the Democratic front-runner.
The space startup says its rockets are capable of carrying satellites for the Air Force, and it can do so cheaper than Boeing and Lockheed.
As he prepares to take on a new role at NPR after nearly five years with The Two-Way, Mark Memmott wants to say, "See you later."
Prices are higher in large part because Gulf Coast refineries are exporting more gasoline to Latin America, analysts say. The average is about 18 cents a gallon more than it was a year ago.
Catholics have known for years that Pope John Paul II was destined for sainthood, but many aren't so familiar with John XXIII, who also will be canonized on Sunday.
David Moyes lasted less than a season as manager of the English football (soccer) club. Longtime star player Ryan Giggs is filling in and says this is "the proudest moment" of his life.
Canada and the USA agreed to create a 20-foot-wide corridor between them that runs for 5,500 continuous miles. Cartographers drew the line straight, but engineers built it crooked. Take a look.
Both rancher Cliven Bundy and the New York Police Department had a rough week in the spotlight. The Barbershop guys weigh in on the risks of talking or tweeting too much.
Native American-themed mascots are at the center of a growing national debate, including the Cleveland Indians mascot, Chief Wahoo. Sports blogger Pete Pattakkos talks about pushing for change.
The Havasupai Native American tribe celebrated Blood Victory Day this week. That's the anniversary of their legal victory over researchers who misused members' blood samples without proper consent.
Tensions remain high in Ukraine, and there are also concerns that anti-Semitism is taking root during the political crisis. Richard Brodsky of Demos discusses the issue.
The Supreme Court handed down major decisions on some controversial cases this week. David Savage of the Los Angeles Times and Amy Howe of SCOTUSblog discuss the rulings and what's next.
Authorities say divers are finding it harder and harder to get into places where passengers' bodies are still trapped. On Friday, 185 deaths had been confirmed. Another 117 people remained missing.
The crisis in Ukraine and Russia's struggling economy have led many investors to pull their money out of Russia. So Standard & Poor's moved Friday to downgrade the nation's rating.
"My dad's been out of a job for three years," the 10-year-old told Michelle Obama. The youngster's mother says the family didn't know the girl would do that.