Cuba announced Monday that 500,000 government jobs will be cut by next year and that more private enterprise will be tolerated. The changes go further than economic opening of the 1990s.
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a controversial process for extracting natural gas from shale. Critics of fracking question the environmental and health effects of pumping thousands of gallons of water and chemicals underground.
Sarah Shourd: In Washington, White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said the Obama administration is in close contact with the families of the detained hikers and the Swiss Embassy.
Poverty rate rose in 2009, but the FBI's new crime numbers show another big decline, especially in violent crime. The ties between poverty and crime may not be so obvious after all.
BP claims czar Kenneth Feinberg said he might waive the current requirement that wages earned from helping out in the cleanup be subtracted from people's spill claims.
If Congress does nothing, the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of this year. Here's a look at the options now being debated.
The tea party movement is clearly having major impact on the midterm elections – putting a significant number of more conventional Republicans as well as Democrats into a cold sweat as they look over their shoulders at tea party-backed candidates with a real possibility of winning.
Roger Ebert is going to produce and appear on a new movie review television program for PBS.
Andrew Cuomo says he won't endorse anyone in Tuesday's five-way Democratic primary in the race to replace him as New York State Attorney General.
Japan's Justice Ministry said Friday that more than 230,000 centenarians are missing and probably dead. Family neglect and fraud are factors.