In order to support his family, Steve Simoff walks 35 miles from his home in Davis City, Mo. to his job at Lakeside Casino in Osceola, Iowa.
Celebrity involvement can help catapult a charitable cause to global awareness and draw in millions of dollars in fundraising. But is there a line between charity and self-promotion?
A look at some specific complaints from Israel on a possible nuclear deal with Iran.
Early Monday morning, two missiles launched from North Korea's west coast flew about 300 miles before landing in waters off the east coast.
An avalanche that killed 16 Sherpas last year sparked protest over working conditions and pay, shutting down the rest of the 2014 season for international climbers.
Arizona voters took redistricting out of the hands of their state legislators and gave it to an independent commission. But on Monday, Supreme Court justices questioned the constitutionality of that move.
Prosecutors want panels of the boat in which Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding to be brought to court to show jurors what they say is his written confession. His lawyer objected to the plan and suggested instead that the jury should see the whole boat.
No House Speaker has ever been removed from office mid-Congress. One reason is that Speakers have the right to choose who will be recognized to make a motion from the floor. Without that recognition, a bid to remove a Speaker goes nowhere.
A little known candidate, Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia, is giving Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel a tough race. But he will need to attract the support of a more racially diverse coalition if he wants to become Chicago’s first Hispanic mayor.
Scott Walker’s problem is that he clearly has changed positions on immigration reform, which he now dubs 'amnesty,' and it’s hard to argue that he hasn’t done so for purely political purposes
A reformed democracy has helped unite Iraqis to fight Islamic State. Yet just as important is their shared history as home to humanity's first civilizations, reflected in the reopening of the Iraq National Museum.
The recovering American economy isn't just good for individuals, families, businesses, and communities. It is important in the global war of ideas.
A huge rally in Moscow in memory of slain dissident Boris Nemtsov also focused on state-run media's vilification of critics of Putin's policies. Demonization, either in Russia or by the West, must end to help solve issues like Ukraine.
This week's round-up of global commentary includes a call for less talk more action against the Islamic State, Iraq seeks allies against IS, why Russians think the way they do, how South Korea is adapting to change, and helping child brides.
Letters to the editor for the March 2, 2015, weekly magazine.
Not all of life's indulgences are for zillionaires, and enough goodies are within your reach no matter what your budget looks like. Here we present eight items that have become the beloved favorites of stars, famous artists, and well-heeled connoisseurs from all walks of life – all for under $100.
Forbes released its 2015 list of the world's billionaires Monday, welcoming hoops legend Michael Jordan and the youngest self-made woman ever to its ranks. Who are some of other the new members of the Forbes list, and how did they get there?
Hyundai has issued a recall for nearly 205,000 Elantra and Elantra Touring models registered in the US that may lose power steering while in motion, increasing the risk of an accident. Owners affected by the Hyundai recall can take their cars into a dealer for repairs at no cost.
A public school system funded the same way we pay for the ACA's exchanged-based insurance would drastically reduce direct spending for public schools and the taxes without directly affecting educational resources. But it would make life much more complicated for taxpayers and tax administrators.
Lumber Liquidators sold flooring with higher levels of formaldehyde than permitted under California's health and safety standards, according to '60 Minutes.' Lumber Liquidators stock had fallen 24.8 percent before the market opened Monday morning.
Some OPEC members, concerned about the economic impact of low oil prices, say the cartel may have to call an emergency meeting sooner rather than later. But Saudi Arabia, the most influential member, is likely to veto such an idea.
An oil refinery strike continues to spread across California, Texas, and elsewhere across the US. It is now the largest US oil refinery strike in nearly 35 years.
President Obama vetoed Republicans' bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday, but this isn't the last we'll hear of the controversial pipeline project.
Due to a combination of union strikes, an oil refinery explosion and the winter season, gas prices are rising again.
In Satellite Beach, Fla, rescuers freed 19 manatees stuck in a storm drain Monday night.
Google is planning to offer wireless service in the US, executive Sundar Pichai announced at the 2015 Mobile World Congress. Google's wireless service won't go head-to-head with AT&T or Verizon, but it will allow the company to experiment with new features and technologies.
At the Mobile World Congress, Samsung finally revealed the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the latter of which has a curved screen.
The new HTC One smartphone, announced Sunday, will have a 20-megapixel rear camera and a lens made of sapphire.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack suggests that instead of companies labeling food for genetically modified organisms, consumers could use their smart phones to scan bar code to determine if the products contain GMOs.
Hyperloop, Elon Musk's transportation dream, will be transported to the real world as early as 2016.
The alleged discovery of the legendary 'White City' aka 'City of the Monkey God' in Honduras, is indicative of how new technology is opening up lost cities to archaeologists.
Life – although not as we know it – may be possible in the frigid methane seas of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, according to a new study.
Two hundred and sixty miles above the earth's surface, two space shuttle pilots floated outside the International Space Station Sunday, to finish installing several hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules.
A new iconic image was posted to Twitter Saturday by NASA astronaut Terry Virts in tribute to Leonard Nimoy.
Two mysterious booms shook the homes of residents in Port Angeles, Wash. But this isn't the first time this town has heard booms in the night.
Former Red Sox pitching star Curt Schilling named the cyber bullies on Monday who targeted his daughter online with vulgar comments.
Following the death of Nimoy, who portrayed Spock in the original 'Star Trek' TV series and movies, co-stars such as William Shatner and Zachary Quinto reacted to his passing.
The season finale of the fifth season of 'Downton' aired in the US on March 1, and there were more happy conclusions to storylines than other 'Downton' finales have featured.
Orzo – rice-shaped pasta – stands in for rice in this earthy, less fussy version of risotto, flavored with dried porcini mushrooms, saffron, leeks, garlic, and lemon juice.
The 50 Shades of Grey star's performance on Saturday Night Live generated lots of buzz, not all of it positive.
A Christian Science perspective: A prayerful response to unemployment.
Offerman recently concluded his work on the NBC sitcom 'Parks and Recreation,' which aired its series finale last month.
Veronica Roth, author of the 'Divergent' series, will release a two-book series in 2017 and 2018.
'Bibliography,' which will be released in the US in April, includes details about alternate titles considered and also tells readers which 'Harry Potter' book Rowling got 'sick' of reading after many edits.
A Nobel Prize laureate sets his sights on the birth rate, poverty, and 'unraveling of the social fabric' in rising China.
Veteran journalist John Hooper shares his observations on Italians and life in Italy – a country where 'what you see is rarely what you get.'