Exposure to smoke and toxins from cooking fires is blamed for the deaths of millions of women and children each year. A public-private partnership, announced by Hillary Clinton Tuesday, is on a global clean cookstove mission.
Despite various efforts to coopt 'tea party' momentum and energy for the mainstream GOP, elections continue to show that the movement has a mind of its own.
The Pentagon says the largest sale ever of US arms, worth more than $60 billion, is aimed at bolstering Saudi Arabia on a number of fronts, Yemen included. While the threat from Iran appears to be the main motivation for the sale, its deterrent effect won't be known for some time.
Kirsten Gillibrand, the Democratic senator from New York, is apparently the 'hottest member' of the Senate. So said Harry Reid in the latest in a series of gaffes by the majority leader.
Defeated in the GOP primary, Sen. Lisa Murkowski stumbles out of the gate as a write-in candidate. A recent poll shows support for Republican Joe Miller holding firm, and a campaign ad directed viewers to an anti-Murkowski website.
Medal of Honor recipients were in attendance at the White House Tuesday as three sons of Richard L. "Dick' Etchberger receive the Medal of Honor on their late father's behalf from President Obama.
Don't like what Democrats have offered so far to cure unemployment? Here's a look at the Republican plan to create jobs – and what economists think of it.
The timing of Senate majority leader Harry Reid's push for the DREAM Act raises questions about whether it is an attempt to curry favor with Hispanic voters in his home state as he battles 'tea party' candidate Sharon Angle.
Bristol Palin cha-cha-chaed her way through 'Dancing with the Stars' in a power suit and red-fringed dress.
The Stuxnet malware has infiltrated industrial computer systems worldwide. Now, cyber security sleuths say it's a search-and-destroy weapon meant to hit a single target. One expert suggests it may be after Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant.
What do Christine O'Donnell and Sarah Palin have in common? You mean, aside from the obvious? "Just give [O'Donnell] bangs and a pair of rimmed glasses and she'd be a dead ringer for..." Jon Stewart said on his show, flashing side by side photos of the two women after O'Donnell's victory in the Delaware Senate primaries last week. Political commentators can't resist the comparison, not just on where O'Donnell and Palin stand on the issues, but in other aspects as well, especially considering Sarah Palin's endorsement and mentoring of what many are calling her own "Mini-me." Why should comedians be any different?
The UN leader urges world leaders attending a summit to rededicate themselves to reaching the Millennium Development Goals. Despite some successes on poverty and school enrollment, many challenges remain.
World's oldest man turns 114 on Tuesday. A Montana resident believed to be the world's oldest man is celebrating Tuesday.
Reggie Bush of the Saints broke his leg in New Orleans' victory over the 49ers Monday night. The Saints will miss the pass catching, running and punt return abilities of Reggie Bush for the next six weeks.
Sen. Susan Collins, the moderate Maine Republican who opposes 'don't ask, don't tell,' says the way Democrats are trying to repeal it is 'unfair.'
At a meeting of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. John McCain called the Pentagon's study of repealing 'don't ask, don't tell' a political ploy.
If Delaware's Senate election were held today, 'tea party'-backed Christine O'Donnell would lose, according to a just-released poll.
Colin Powell advocates finding a way for illegal immigrants to gain citizenship status because they perform valuable tasks in this country. In a televised appearance Sunday, Colin Powell added President Obama should be questioned on policy, 'not nonsense.'
Donald Rumsfeld will write about his career from Congress to the White House and Pentagon. The book, to be titled 'Known and Unknown,' will be released early next year, according to Donald Rumsfeld's publisher.