Of the 10 charities receiving part of Obama's $1.4 million Nobel Prize award, six directly support higher education for student groups that are traditionally underserved.
Investigations into charges of sexual and physical abuse of children by German Catholic priests are getting under way, and involve a choir run by Pope Benedict's brother. Did the pontiff know about the allegations when he was a bishop in his home country? "We do not know," a German Catholic church spokesman said.
PENNSYLVANIA: The state requires background checks for handgun buyers, and requires gun dealers to obtain a state license. This ranking of states with the strictest gun laws is from the Brady Campaign, a nonpartisan anti-gun violence group. Here, protesters in Philadelphia participate in the Silent March to Protest Gun Violence in July 2000.
A new layer on Google Maps will let cyclists access maps of 150 cities around the US. It's a bike geek's dream come true.
As sales of 'Guitar Hero' and 'Rock Band' continue to slip, Seven45 studios introduces 'Power Gig: Rise of the Sixstring," which ships with a real electric guitar.
Boston recently hosted the National Bureau of Economic Research environmental economics meetings.
From 'tea party' protesters to antiwar advocates, Americans on all sides of the political spectrum seem angry about something. But for all the tumult, the disaffection today is far less than in many periods in the past.
A year after the Dow reached a 12-year low, investors and consumers are warier and thriftier. The change could last.
Dick Cheney's daughter Liz has become a political lightning rod. Now she's going after Justice Department lawyers who represented terrorist suspects. Not all conservatives are happy with that.