The fight against childhood obesity has gained new allies. Some 15,000 restaurants from 19 chains have agreed to offer low-calorie, lower-fat meals for children and adults.
A task force convened by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after the Fukushima disaster offered a dozen major recommendations in its report, released Wednesday.
Kody Brown, star of TLC's 'Sister Wives,' files suit in federal court seeking to prevent prosecution for polygamy under Utah law. The case may force another reexamination of laws governing sexual choices and lifestyles.
Megan Rapinoe, a hero in the dramatic US soccer win over Brazil Sunday, helped turn the momentum in a hard-fought 3-1 win over France in the World Cup semifinals.
For the moment, Rep. Michele Bachmann has established herself as the top threat to Mitt Romney in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. A series of media investigations could take a toll, but the bigger potential problem is wildcard Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
A day after Pakistani military officials shrugged off news that the US was cutting $800 million of aid for materiel and expelled military trainers, Pakistan’s prime minister expresses ‘concerns’ and its spy chief visits Washington.
Travel companies, airlines, and other parts of corporate America are starting to provide training programs to help employees recognize human trafficking. Will heightened awareness help detect more trafficking cases?
Ben Bernanke said on Capitol Hill Wednesday, the pace of the US economy 'will pick up in coming quarters.' But the unemployment rate will decline slowly, he said, citing 'headwinds.'
Medal of Honor was presented to Sergeant 1st Class Leroy Petry by President Obama Tuesday, which also was the Medal of Honor's 149th birthday.
Wisconsin recall votes will be held in nine districts around the state in July and August, part of an effort to unseat lawmakers from both parties over their role in the labor union wars.
President Obama raised $47 million for his campaign and another $38 million for the Democratic Party during the second quarter of 2011 – a record haul for this early in the election cycle.
Betty Ford, married to the late President Gerald R. Ford, was remembered Tuesday for her grace and being an advocate of women's rights.
The USA vs. France match in the Women’s World Cup Wednesday marks a clash between the old guard and one of the upstart nations that could reshape the game of women's soccer.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell proposes a 'last choice option' that would allow President Obama to raise the national debt ceiling without GOP support.
With Mitt Romney's rivals for the GOP presidential nomination trying to score points in the bitter debate over raising the debt ceiling, how wise is it for the frontrunner to try to remain above the fray?
Media watchdogs want the federal government to investigate Rupert Murdoch's media holdings in the US. The deeper question is whether US newspapers might be prone to similar behavior.
A House bill to roll back energy-efficiency standards that would phase out cheap but inefficient incandescent light bulbs by next year fell short of the supermajority it needed to pass Tuesday.
Law enforcement officials in Orange County say that so far there are no credible threats against Casey Anthony that require prosecution. No 'elaborate security protection' is planned.
A Republican member of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors wants his county and 12 others to secede from California and form the 51st state. His colleagues gave him an unenthusiastic go ahead Tuesday to explore the idea.
Debt ceiling pressures are mounting, as Republicans and Democrats both claim to have the right formula for closing the budget divide and raising the debt ceiling.