Increasing numbers of mainstream Americans are preparing for disasters, many of these companies say.
One example: Some corporations are being urged to skip their annual holiday party and donate the money to help the hungry instead.
'Slingin' Sammy Baugh, who died yesterday, revolutionized the forward pass as a Hall of Fame quarterback for the Washington Redskins from 1937-1952.
But it's unclear if the Freedom of Choice Act imperils a doctor's right not to perform the procedure.
Nearly half of students at four-year colleges don't finish after six years, a report finds.
Recent moves within the American Anglicanism, like recognizing an openly gay bishop, lead some traditionalists to set up a new church.
Numerous groups try to trim the burden of 100 billion pieces of mail a year.
Schools must comply with a state law requiring children in kindergarten through fifth grade to receive 30 minutes of continuous physical education every day.
Products no longer simply appear in shows – they're becoming important parts of the plot, too.
The Phillies' win may go beyond the city to benefit Major League Baseball more widely.
Supporters of Proposition 8, which would outlaw the practice, nose ahead in polls.
The current gas crisis is worse than the 2005 shortages after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, say some experts.
The campaign hopes to increase the ranks of American volunteers from 61 million to 100 million by 2020.
But increased raids this past year mean that many undocumented may choose to stay in the storm zone.
A call to examine the age-21 threshold has sparked heated debate on campuses.
Many who fled hurricane Gustav felt far more anxiety than during Katrina.
Teens can now get marijuana and prescription drugs more easily than last year. But drug usage is not up.
The Summer Night Lights program, started in July, combats gang and gun violence during the summer months by keeping parks and recreation centers in Los Angeles's highest-crime districts open until midnight.
The number of those chronically homeless has sharply declined, a new report says. But family homelessness may be on the rise.
A virtual 'torch relay' heralding the World Cyber Games ends next week in Germany. It's part of an effort to bring video-game competition into the mainstream.