The service is putting more pilots behind a joystick to fly the unmanned planes crucial to today's wars.
On a journey from Plymouth Rock to the Grand Canyon, we find an America that is neither as divided as talk-show histrionics would suggest, nor as sullen as a flagging economy says we should be. We find a country that is struggling, yes, but is also pragmatic and still harbors a little idealism.
Congressional Twitterers include Sen. John McCain, who last year said he didn't know how to use e-mail. But don't look for tweets from President Obama.
Budget cuts are forcing many towns to scrap fireworks shows, though in some, local residents and businesses have stepped up to keep the tradition going.
Parents share low-cost ways of motivating children to read and write.
Surging demand for cars in rapidly growing nations will mean a robust car industry in 20 years. The US will have a piece of it – though smaller than today – and the models it turns out will be much greener as the iconic industry reinvents itself.
A sudden interest in vegetable gardening prompts questions from novice growers.
If enacted, the plan would more than double the force at the border in an effort to staunch drug violence that has killed at least 11,000 in Mexico since 2006.
Economists worry that the budget deficit could hurt the state just as it has begun showing signs of recovery.
And more states may follow, as officials try to balance budgets in the midst of an economic slump.