With the euphoria over the Arab Spring wearing off, President Obama is sending top aides to the Middle East to address worsening violence in Yemen and fears of renewed civil strife in Sudan.
Fake Tupac story: the PBS NewsHour website took down a fake Tupac story that they say was posted by hackers.
New York's governor and Democratic leaders agree to cap local property taxes to 2 percent. But local taxpayers should decide that.
Medvedev poses for a photograph as he visits a Buddhist monastery in the village of Verkhnaya Ivolga in Buryatia, Russia, in 2009.
Habitat destruction drives species extinct more slowly than previously thought, according to a new model described in this week's Nature. 'We have bought a little time for saving species,' says scientist.
Women line up to cast their vote during gubernatorial elections in Kaduna, Nigeria. Two states in Nigeria's Muslim north voted for candidates after their polls were delayed by violence that killed at least 500 last week after the oil-rich nation's presidential election.
The number of people around the world without access to clean water is growing. The answer may not be huge dams but rainwater collection and other micro-projects involving families and communities.
Postings for tech jobs were up 30 percent last month compared with a year ago, according to Craigslist. Job hiring already resulted in upbeat employment numbers last week.
The Ohio House passed collective-bargaining legislation on Wednesday, and the bill heads back to the Senate for another vote. Gov. John Kasich promises to sign the bill into law.
The US secretary of Transportation has asked airports to consider adding a second air-traffic controller to their overnight shifts. But one key congressman says that would be a waste of money.