Funding for the nuclear waste repository at Nevada's Yucca Mountain was eliminated in the president's budget proposal. Planning begins anew for long-term storage even as Obama urges a nuclear-power expansion.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Bubble Wrap, and people can join the celebration with a few clicks of a mouse.
A ski fan waves a swiss flag, backdropped by the Eiger mountain during the World Cup Men's downhill skiing event in Wengen on Jan. 16.
Scott Brown’s Senate victory in Massachusetts has shifted the political landscape. Endangered Democrats are likely to play it safe, and some might retire.
Senator-elect Scott Brown of Massachusetts could provide the 41st Republican vote necessary to block a healthcare reform bill. Moderates of both parties say it’s time to start over with a broad, bipartisan strategy.
A vote to raise the national debt ceiling is always tough, because it casts the majority party as a reckless spender. But Congress must confront the issue, probably Jan. 20, upon lawmakers' return from recess. If the ceiling is not raised, the government will likely run out of funds in February.
Black voters were a key part of Obama’s election in 2008. But now some African-American leaders are criticizing him for not doing enough.
New funding will increase the number of science, technology, engineering, and math teachers. The goal is to improve US students' mediocre ranking in math and science performance.
Monkeys at the Dhaka Zoo in Bangladesh cuddle together to stay warm on a cold and foggy Wednesday morning.
Republicans have focused blame for the security failures of Northwest Flight 253 on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. But there are other reasons that many conservatives are dissatisfied with her.