The California Assembly on Wednesday approved a bill that would ban stores from providing plastic bags, and require them to charge for paper ones. Similar bans are in place in China and Bangladesh.
Libya, just elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, also appears on Freedom House's 'Worst of the worst' list of human rights violators.
Already an Internet phenomenon, the BP live feed – which helped galvanize public concern about the Gulf oil spill – has broadened its offerings. On display Thursday: BP is attempting a 'top cap.'
Scientists say filling the giant Guatemala sinkhole isn't as simple as just dumping in gravel and dirt. First, geologists have to understand the conditions that caused it.
BP succeeded in making a 'rough cut' of the riser pipe at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Next up is moving a cap with a garden-hose-type rubber seal over the pipe. How tight that seal is will determine if the BP oil spill is mostly capped.
Many analysts of the game say video review is needed, although not everyone thinks the system needs to change. The Jim Joyce blown call has reignited the debate.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga has had an up-and-down few years, culminating in Wednesday night's perfect game blown call by umpire Jim Joyce.
At a White House meeting Thursday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer plans to urge Obama to boost the federal role in attacking illegal immigration. The president has already made clear his objection to her state's tough new law to root out illegal immigrants.
Jury selection begins Thursday in the Rod Blagojevich trial on corruption charges. The former Illinois governor's best defense will be his well-honed reputation as a loose cannon.
When a long marriage like Al and Tipper Gore's ends, women often take more of a financial hit. Retirement, health care, and long-term financial stability can be thrown off balance.
BP officials could be prosecuted under the Clean Water Act, the Oil Pollution Act, and the Endangered Species Act. So could federal officials if they aided and abetted any illegal acts.
The core standards unveiled Wednesday would establish a national bar for what students in any state should know when they graduate from high school. But some states are wary.
US officials initially had concerns about Karzai’s peace jirga, which is taking place in Kabul, Afghanistan. But with no Taliban representation at the event, the US shifted its stance.
President Obama will meet with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Thursday to discuss the Arizona immigration law. But room for compromise appears to be minimal.
BP is sorting though 8,000 suggestions from people around the world on how to cap the well and clean up the oil. Here are five suggested solutions to remedy the crisis caused by the BP oil spill.
Obama struck a combative tone in a speech in Pittsburgh Wednesday, making sharp jabs at the Republicans and BP in what could be a taste of the run-up to the November elections.
The BP oil spill is moving eastward, threatening beaches like Pensacola, Fla., as oil balls wash ashore and Gulf animals die at unusually high rates.
Al and Tipper Gore have announced that they are separating after 40 years of marriage. With Americans living longer, the number of divorces after decades of marriage is increasing.
The 2009 study intensifies suspicions that Big Oil interests trumped US safety regulations, a concern that has been growing since the BP oil spill.
A survey by Entertainment Weekly magazine named Homer Simpson the greatest character created for film or television during the past 20 years, beating out Harry Potter.