Performing such dynamic stunts as the basket toss, the cradle catch, and the double hook, cheerleaders for NCAA basketball teams pull out all the stops to entertain the crowd. Here, Boston College Eagles cheerleaders perform during the Boston College game against Miami at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Feb. 23.
After Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill to limit collective bargaining for many public unions, efforts are afoot to recall 16 state senators – eight from each party – by the summer.
From the Middle East to the Ivy League, the practice of politics is about striking a balance between principle and practicality.
At 8.9 percent, unemployment is still high. But in some industries, jobs are available with no skilled workers to fill them.
For reasons that are not clear, the huge volcano under Yellowstone National Park has been rising at an unprecedented rate during the past several years. But that doesn't necessarily mean that a massive, doomsday eruption is about to happen, finds a study that manages to put everyone at ease, more or less.
New York City lawmakers voted Feb. 2, 2011 to ban smoking outdoors in public parks, public beaches, and even Times Square. The Big Apple is the latest major US city to prohibit smoking in parks and other public spaces, adopting laws that are tougher than its home state's. Such laws are a boon to public health and reduce litter in urban parks, say supporters. Critics say they are yet another instance of "big government" encroachment on personal freedoms and are almost impossible to enforce. In all, almost 500 cities, counties, and towns have banned smoking in public parks. Here are five big cities that have done so.
Oprah launched her documentary film club and Belafonte carries on his social activism full tilt at the Sundance Film Festival, which was abuzz with talk about the digital future of film as much as the indie films themselves.
Several movements are afoot to oust Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. He ignited a national firestorm after the Arizona shooting with comments about political rancor.
Pre-existing conditions and small business owners feature the White House's weapon of choice in the fight against health care reform repeal efforts: webcasts.
Three girls from Silverdale, Wash., scream as they ride an inner-tube down a hill at Ridgetop Junior High School in Silverdale Wednesday morning.