Michael Steinberg, the highest-ranking employee at the hedge fund to be convicted in an insider trading sweep, was found guilty on five counts of conspiracy and securities fraud.
Sophie Varon loves to shop. The store Forever 21 is her weakness. And lately, she's been wondering if her shopping habit has become a shopping problem.
When a Kenyan women was diagnosed with HIV, she thought it meant the end of her marriage and her hopes to have children. But with the help of HIV therapy, Benta Odeny not only protects her husband from the virus, but she also has a healthy, HIV-negative daughter.
The deal, with much less drama than past spending votes, is OK'd by a simple majority nearly a week after the House approved the measure.
The DNA from a 50,000-year-old Neanderthal bone found in a cave in Siberia is more evidence that genetic mixing took place among Neanderthals and other hominid groups. One researcher hopes to use such evidence to help compile a catalog of the genetic changes that make modern humans unique.
In a year that featured divisive fights over the budget, health care and presidential nominations, 65 members of the U.S. Senate took a break from partisan bickering Tuesday night to participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange.
A panel appointed by President Obama to review U.S. surveillance activities has recommended that the NSA not be allowed to store Americans' phone records.
For all the income and wealth inequality we have in this country, it's nothing compared to the England of a century or more ago.
In her book, Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain, Lucy Lethbridge says the only thing that seperated the poor from the very poor was whether a house had a servant.
"In the biggest estates you learnt your trade as a servant by serving the other servants," she says.
Tips not included, a domestic servant could earn a livable wadge, sometimes even more.
"Upper servants could earn very well," says Lethbridge. "A butler could earn as much as, say, a provincial bank manager."
Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., says it's a key moment for the international community to "change the calculus" in the Central Africa Republic and prevent further atrocities. The U.S. has authorized up to $100 million to support African Union forces and other material aid.
What books that touch on topics of race would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen? A reader asks us to share our suggestions.
President Obama is staying home from next year's Winter Games, sending openly gay athletes instead to scold Russia for its anti-gay policies. This isn't the first time politics has intruded on the Olympics. Although the games are intended to be an apolitical athletic gathering, they have frequently provided a platform for protest.