The massive effort to find San Diego-area teen Chelsea King highlights new ways technology can help in missing persons cases.
A proposed "sit/lie" law for San Francisco would clear up loiterer havens like the Haight-Ashbury district, but critics say it will take away some of the city's culture.
A racially themed party and an incident involving a noose have roiled UC San Diego. But if the school handles the incidents appropriately, some academic experts say, students could ultimately benefit from an enhanced classroom experience.
Jay Leno has bumped Conan O'Brien to return to his 'Tonight Show' spot. But with cable TV, the Internet, and comics such as Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert drawing younger audiences, late-night TV is changing dramatically.
As of Wednesday, Apple's iTunes has sold 10 billion individual songs. Here are three ways it has revolutionized the music industry, for better or for worse.
This week, iTunes sold its 10 billionth music download. To mark the milestone, here are the top 25 songs sold since Apple opened the online music store in 2003.
A Muslim college student claims she was fired from a Bay Area branch of the clothing chain Hollister because the hijab she wears to cover her head violated the store's 'look policy.'
Debate persists on whose responsibility it is – parents or teachers – to instruct young people in Internet safety.
The 'killer whale' accident at SeaWorld Orlando has some parents questioning the value of bringing children to zoos and animal parks.
Maryland joins New York as the second state to recognize same-sex marriages from other states, but not perform them.
Cities from Heath, Ohio, to College Station, Texas, have banned red-light cameras, as detractors argue that the safety measure actually causes accidents and is merely a revenue-generator. Now, Illinois is considering a bill that would make it the fifth state to do away with the cameras.
With a list of luminaries that included former Secretary of State Colin Powell, the Bloom Box was officially unveiled at the Bloom Energy press conference in San Jose, Calif. The question remains whether the company's new method of making fuel cells can deliver on all the hype.
The fifth big snowstorm to hit the East Coast this season - forecast to begin Thursday - has meteorologists reaching for Thesauruses and trash-talking in their efforts to top one another. At what point does a legitimate warning of a 'Monster Storm' become hype?
Men's groups are demanding an apology after Harry Reid's comments linking a rise in unemployment with a rise in domestic abuse. But some studies support the Senate majority leader's claims.
Fury over taxation and the IRS is more common – and honorable – in the US than elsewhere. That may help explain why some empathize with Joe Stack.
Bloom Energy officially announces its Bloom Box Wednesday. What is 'the power plant in a box,' how does it work, and can it deliver on its clean-energy claims?
Tracy, California, made headlines when word incorrectly got out that it would charge $300 for each 911 call. Under a law passed last year, most households will pay less than $50 annually to offset the cost of emergency medical services.
The Bloom Box 60 Minutes segment has sparked interest, and the device has potential to be a game-changer. But the challenge of developing an affordable, reliable fuel cell has been around for a century, experts say.
A '60 Minutes' Bloom Box segment has many excited about the home power plant. Is it too good to be true?
Sociologists and other experts weigh in on how parents can address Tiger Woods's fall from grace with their children.