A Transportation Security Agency (TSA) worker conducts a pat-down search of a traveler at Denver International Airport, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday, in Denver, Colo., on Nov. 24. Millions of Americans took to the skies on Wednesday for the start of the Thanksgiving holiday, but air travel flowed smoothly despite protests over new security procedures, including calls for passengers to boycott high-tech body scanners.
A new energy revolution – similar to shifts from wood to coal to oil – is inevitable as climate change and oil scarcity drive a global search for sustainability in power production. But even the promise of renewable energy holds drawbacks.
American X-ray machines should spot PETN, the explosive used in the suspicious packages from Yemen, in any luggage. But cargo flights from abroad could be vulnerable.
Biodiversity researchers warn that 20 percent of vertebrate species are threatened with extinction, largely because of human damage to habitats. But conservation efforts, they say, are effective.
Bernanke says Fed should have preliminary report next month about whether mortgage lenders broke rules in foreclosing on homeowners.
Intel on Monday announced it was spending up to $8 billion to upgrade factories in Oregon and Arizona, hiring thousands of US workers. Does Intel see something it likes in the US manufacturing market?
On Wednesday, 56 Democrats and one Republican said that any effort to reduce the federal debt needs to include defense cuts. They called for an independent commission to take up the issue.
Don't like what Democrats have offered so far to cure unemployment? Here's a look at the Republican plan to create jobs – and what economists think of it.
Readers write in about Islam, the West, and religious freedom.
Election 2010 campaigns seed town-hall meetings with tough questioners and cameras, in the hope of tarring a rival via a 'YouTube moment.' Here's a look at one recent episode in an Ohio House race.