The Ohio House passed collective-bargaining legislation on Wednesday, and the bill heads back to the Senate for another vote. Gov. John Kasich promises to sign the bill into law.
Anxiety over nuclear radiation isn't new, and purveyors of pop culture have profited handsomely. But even with more serious films on the subject, the public is still largely ignorant of the science.
Cutting oil imports by one-third by 2025 might be less ambitious than it sounds. A better goal, some experts say, might be to more strongly encourage alternative fuels to make oil less important overall.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week signed legislation outlawing abortions performed on the basis of race or gender. Kansas and Ohio are among other states considering abortion restrictions.
Almost half of all Americans – 47 percent – have an unfavorable view of the tea party movement, almost twice as many as 15 months ago.
Nuclear experts told Congress Wednesday that spent-fuel pools at US nuclear power plants are fuller than safety suggests they should be. They say the entire US spent-fuel policy should be overhauled in light of the nuclear crisis at Japan's Fukushima plant.
Gov. Jerry Brown of California cited a long list of Republican demands as the reason he dropped his plan for a special election in June to approve tax extensions for the California budget.
William Hillar used a falsely inflated résumé, which included experience in the Special Forces, to gain work teaching classes and delivering speeches.
NCAA tournament women's Final Four will feature two Big East teams and one each from the Big 12 and Pac 10. The women's NCAA tournament concludes next Tuesday in Indianapolis
Bronx Zoo cobra run amok? The Bronx Zoo insists its missing Egyptian cobra is probably hiding on zoo property. But the Twitter account @BronxZoosCobra suggests that the Bronx Zoo cobra is involved in a little Big Apple high jinks. Here are the four funniest tweets.
President Obama called Wednesday for a one-third cut in oil imports, to be achieved by increased domestic production, alternative energies, and higher fuel efficiency.
Japanese and US officials are proposing resin, a giant tarp, and even robots in efforts to slow the leak of radioactive material from Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Harvard's ROTC re-embrace may herald a more representative military – if such programs multiply in the Ivy League and beyond.
Chad Ochocinco, one of many NFL players currently locked out by owners, is looking for ways to stay in shape. A Kansas City major league soccer franchise has offered Chad Ochocinco a chance to play on their reserve squad.
Baseball's Giambi brothers, admitted steroid users, testify at the Barry Bonds perjury trial in a San Francisco federal court that they knew what Bonds's trainer was giving them.
The Supreme Court is considering a class-action lawsuit from more than one million women claiming sex discrimination. Here is a snapshot of how women are faring in the workplace.
Wisconsin Republicans have been claiming that their signature collective-bargaining bill became law last week. A local judge disagrees, saying her injunction takes precedent.
A new Michigan law shortens the duration of unemployment benefits from 26 to 20 weeks. A similar measure is before the Florida legislature.
Administration officials, in the first formal accounting to Congress on the Japan nuclear crisis, assured senators that US reactors are safe. But industry critics said much needs to be improved.
On the eve of the transfer of Libya command from the US to NATO, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis faced tough questioning from the Senate Armed Services Committee.