Why do some areas of the earth's crust repeatedly swell and crack, while others don't? The answer is in the quartz, a new study suggests.
03/21/2011 02:23 pm
One of the most enjoyable things about the NCAA tournament – for basketball fanatics and casual observers alike – is the Cinderella story. On Thursday, Morehead State chalked up the first upset of the tournament by vanquishing No. 4 Louisville. There’s just something appealing about watching the triumph of the little guy - the team no one ever paid any attention to, never gave a chance. Or maybe it's watching the titan, the sure-thing, the team that everyone knows will win, well, not win. Here is our Top 10, plus one.
03/17/2011 12:48 pm
House Republicans are set to put forward a new short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. Its toughest opponents? House Republicans.
03/15/2011 03:41 pm
With the House and Senate no closer to agreeing on a federal budget – already five months overdue – House Republicans suggest moving back the deadline for a sixth time.
03/11/2011 08:43 pm
A Senate hearing on Thursday produced fireworks over light bulbs, as conservatives urged repeal of US energy-efficiency standards they see as anticonsumer and paternalistic.
03/10/2011 05:59 pm
The Senate on Wednesday rejected both the big budget cuts of the House bill and the much smaller cuts of a Senate alternative. The ball is once again in the court of the 87 GOP House freshmen elected on last year's tea party wave.
03/10/2011 08:39 am
House Republicans passed a budget bill on Feb. 19 without a single Democratic vote; now Senate Democrats have their own budget proposal. The Senate is poised to vote on both.
03/08/2011 12:48 pm
The Aloha State has topped the list in a Gallup-Healthways survery of six categories of well-being. Coming in last: West Virginia.
03/07/2011 03:32 pm
After another day of clashes between Qaddafi forces and antigovernment rebels, the UN called for an end to the progovernment troops’ “indiscriminate” violence.
03/07/2011 08:46 am
As Libyan rebels encounter rough going, the calls for attacking Muammar Qaddafi’s air force are growing in the United States. The Pentagon and the White House resist the idea.
03/06/2011 03:55 pm