Roughly one in four cell phone towers in the path of Hurricane Sandy went out of service. It was a frustrating and potentially dangerous experience for those customers without a landline to fall back on. Now, local officials and communications experts are pushing providers to improve their performance during natural disasters.
Psychologists say kids who get entangled in their parents' arguments often suffer shame and low self-esteem. So some are trying to teach parents who feel they just can't stop arguing when they get angry how to "get to calm."
In scans of sleeping infants' brains, certain areas light up when they hear angry voices. But is that heightened activation damaging, or does it mean the children are learning to cope?
Only about 20 percent of all computer programmers are women, but one pioneering CEO is trying to change that. Blazing Cloud's Sarah Allen hopes that making women in the field more visible to each other will help young women see a path for themselves in this fast-growing profession.
With several gun control measures now law in Colorado, four gun-related companies say they will make good on plans to move some or all of their operations out of the state. Hunting outfitters are also worried about fallout from a boycott by out-of-state clients.
A White House official says the president will make the announcement Monday. Anthony Foxx, who hosted last year's Democratic National Convention, has undertaken a few major transit projects during his four years as mayor.
Several cases around the country have striking similarities: teenagers accused of sexual assault, followed by cyberbullying of the victims. Seeking answers is like navigating a minefield of nuance, and narrowing in on teens may be the wrong approach in the first place.
Cellist Janos Starker has died at 88, ending a life and career that saw him renowned for his skills as a soloist, his prodigious work with orchestras, and his commitment to teaching. Starker was born in Budapest in 1924; his path to international stardom included surviving a Nazi labor camp.
The U.S. has spent millions of dollars since the 1980s on anti-drug ads. But research shows that some of these older public service announcements might be counterproductive. Now that the ads are shifting to reach teens who want to rebel, new studies show they may actually be more effective.
We finally know what the inventor of the telephone sounded like. Last week, the Smithsonian unveiled recordings of Alexander Graham Bell's voice from 1885. It's the first known recording of him speaking.
The day marks the end of the allied occupation of the country following its defeat in World War II. The day was an election pledge by the prime minister, who in recent weeks has adopted a more hawkish security stance.
Iraqi officials have suspended the right of several TV broadcasters to operate in the country, as media regulators say the stations' coverage of sectarian conflicts incites more violence.
Cheers broke out at the scene of collapsed factory when news was announced of his arrest near the Indian border. The death toll from last week's collapse now stands at 377, and is expected to rise.
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, the passenger jet that was grounded around the world after flaws in its battery compartment were found to pose a fire risk, is back in the skies. Airlines in Japan and Ethiopia reported no problems after sending the 787 into the sky this weekend.
For one night, President Obama joined members of the media in making fun of themselves and each other, as Washington's players in politics and journalism gathered for the 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Comedian Conan O'Brien was the headline speaker.
Afghan policewomen face a high risk of sexual assault, and often it takes place in police bathrooms and changing rooms, a human rights group says.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev "vaguely discussed" jihad during a 2011 phone conversation with his mother, a U.S. official tells the Associated Press. The call, taped by the Russian government, reportedly did not include any mention of a plot in the U.S.
The film about a girl and her desire to ride a bike has been well received internationally. But few Saudis have seen it because the country does not permit movie theaters.
In several recent cases, Speaker John Boehner's problem hasn't been the Democrats as much as members of his own party, backed by conservative outside groups. But those groups say they could be allies with the House leadership, if only it would push conservative policy.
Besides disaster assistance, FEMA also oversees the creation of flood maps, which are then used to set building codes and flood insurance rates. Superstorm Sandy struck as FEMA was updating those maps, and now some homeowners looking to rebuild face an expensive choice.