The estimate, released Tuesday, draws on analysis of how viruses operate, as well as their history. But it's a 'possibility' not a prediction, experts caution.
For decades, most major pieces of social legislation – from healthcare to immigration to education – bore the imprint of Sen. Edward 'Ted' Kennedy, who died late Tuesday.
The focus now shifts to a meeting of state House leaders this weekend. Top of the agenda: Should the legislature start impeachment proceedings against the governor?
Obama is in a bind, given his no-tax campaign pledge. But the recession, stimulus spending, and higher interest on national debt are ballooning federal deficits, perhaps to risky levels.
Remembrances of the Democratic senator, excerpted here, come from those of all political stripes.
Sen. Edward Kennedy had his share of verbal gaffes – some of them costly – but he will also be remembered as an impassioned orator.
Massachusetts legislators are deciding whether to change the law to allow the governor to appoint a temporary replacement.
Media reports Tuesday suggest that Pyongyang is prepared to discuss its nuclear program with the US – a significant step back from recent brinksmanship.
Unless the valves are in working order, Discovery will remain Earthbound. Previous shuttle missions have encountered problems with the components, too.
A report by the Centers for Disease Control, released Tuesday, raises concern about Washington’s potential response to the H1N1 virus.
One of the groups behind California's Proposition 8 said this week that it will seek to ban same-sex marriage in the state through a referendum. The state Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in April.
The White House predicts $9 trillion in red ink from 2010 to 2019. But the Congressional Budget Office estimates $7 trillion. What's an ordinary taxpayer to make of the confusing numbers?
The Senate is likely to confirm him, but not without asking things like 'How soon will you raise interest rates?'