Home foreclosures, which set a record in 2010, will hit even higher levels in 2011, RealtyTrac predicts.
Despite gun control efforts in Congress in the wake of the Arizona shooting, it's unlikely that America will see more gun control laws. In fact, the opposite may happen, at least in Arizona.
Local buses aren't running. Mail service is suspended. Even a salt truck crashed. What happens to a city of 5 million with eight snow plows? Break out Twitter and the 'Star Wars' figurines!
Despite evidence that Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner is mentally unstable, he was never declared mentally unfit by a court, so his name did not appear in the federal background-check database used by gun sellers.
The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act goes after rogue websites that target intellectual property and threaten security of information. This isn't Internet censorship. It's a protection of rights and freedoms.
Every 10 years, everyone in the United States gets counted – all 308,745,538 of them, according to the 2010 Census. The number of representatives in Congress, however, stays at 435. Dividing the larger number by the smaller gives the average number of people in each congressional district (now 709,760). But Americans move around a lot – for new jobs or better weather, to be closer to family, or just for the adventure. As a result, the boundaries of those congressional districts have to shift to make sure that each district has as close to the same number of people as possible. And that shifting can have important political, economic, and social consequences. That’s what ‘redistricting’ is all about.
A team of researchers has released a study chronicling the steep decline of some bumble-bee species in North America. The findings are called an 'environmental warning'.
The healthcare law has a new detractor in Wisconsin's political circle. The newly inaugurated governor has given Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen the go ahead to join a lawsuit brought by 20 other states challenging the healthcare law.
Outdoor displays of Christmas lights get more sophisticated as homeowners put on audio-visual shows for their neighbors – and visitors from miles around.