The Perez Art Museum Miami opens this week, and despite praise for the building's design, the museum faces controversy over its name and has an uphill battle in a city where the art scene is already defined by private collectors.
What rights do participants in an airline's frequent-flier plan have to their miles or points? That's the question before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, when the justices examine whether, and under what circumstances, frequent fliers can sue in these disputes.
Another tech boom has brought an influx of money and new residents to San Francisco, and people who have long called the city home are being evicted from their apartments. Tenants and community organizers are demanding that the city do something to stop residents from being pushed out.
A judge was expected to announce Tuesday whether Detroit can come up with a plan to get rid of $18 billion in debt. It's the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history. The case could ultimately crack a shield protecting public pensions and also put the city's extraordinary art collection up for grabs.
Anti-government protesters swarmed into the Thai prime minister's office compound Tuesday as police stood by and watched. The move allows protesters to claim a symbolic victory after three days of bitter clashes.
The U.S. aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Wind and solar power can help. But folks doing the math say other pricey, controversial technologies — such as burying carbon gas underground, and expanding nuclear power — are also likely to be part of a low-carbon future.
The polio outbreak in Syria has spread to four cities, and new cases are suspected each day. But U.N. agencies responsible for combating the outbreak can work only with the Syrian government. This limitation has hobbled vaccination efforts in rebel-held regions, where the virus was first detected.
At a restaurant in Indiana, three men added $10,000 to their bar bills. In other places, hundreds and thousands have been added to checks. In recent months, the anonymous benefactors have given away about $54,000. They say they're doing the Lord's work, "one tip at a time."
We talk mergers and acquisitions on this program all the time. Company A buying Company B for so many millions or billions of dollars and so and so forth.
But in the grand scheme of things, corporate goings on are chump change. Let's talking about merging nations: Say, if the U.S. bought Canada.
In her new book "Merger of the Century," Diane Francis says that's a fine idea. She says an economic union between the two countries is not as far-fetched as one may think.
"I think they’re both terrific countries. To me it’s a no-brainer going forward for a lot of reasons why these countries should be more integrated than they are," she says.
Francis says that in 50 years she said could see a North American monetary union, like the Euro. She says people think it won’t happen because they have the wrong idea about the European Union.
"I think it’s a miracle what’s happened in Europe," says Francis.
Francis says West African countries and Caribbean countries have monetary unions and no borders. And the fact the U.S and Canada don’t is "head scratching."
Since the rollout of HealthCare.gov, many have wondered whether a private company could have avoided the federal site's many pitfalls. Oregon took that route, hiring Silicon Valley titan Oracle to create its state insurance exchange. But two months after its scheduled launch, the website is still not working.
The decision, which reversed a ruling last April by a smaller panel of the court, rejected a TV station's argument invoking the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling of 2010.
During his first three years in office, Vincent Gray has been dogged by a federal investigation into his 2010 campaign. Four people connected to the campaign have pleaded guilty to felonies.
Shoppers spent less this weekend than they did last year, even though many stores were open on Thanksgiving. Analysts are still predicting a strong holiday shopping season, but uncertainty about the economy is making customers uneasy.
The administration is pledging $100 million toward a project to stop HIV infections once and for all. There's growing optimism among scientists that it may be possible to get patients' immune systems to control HIV without drugs, or even to eliminate the virus from the cells of infected people someday.
A woman in Michigan says that a Catholic hospital failed to give her adequate health care when she came to the hospital after her water broke when she was 18 weeks pregnant. That has sparked a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union.
More than 1 million people will immediately see their extended federal unemployment benefits cut off if Congress doesn't act by the end of December. Supporters and their Democratic allies in Congress are pushing to keep the emergency program going through 2014, but it will be a tough sell.
At issue are comments the singer made in an interview in which he drew a line between Nazis and Croats. The France-based Croat group calls it "an incitement to hatred." France has strict laws against hate speech.
George Takei introduced the viral video by saying it showed a "what the flock moment."
The online giant says it someday may fly small packages right to customers' homes. That's got many worrying about the potential dangers. So, does this sound like a good or a bad idea?
Left-handedness has been linked to everything from early death to schizophrenia over the past 150 years. While the associations spark curiosity and sometimes concern, it's been difficult to draw solid scientific conclusions, one way or the other.