NASA astronauts will be heading out to conduct critical repairs on the International Space Station early Saturday morning. The 6 1/2-hour spacewalk, the first in a series, will replace a faulty piece of cooling equipment.
U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled that the state's 2004 ban on same-sex marriage violates the 14th Amendment's due process clause.
Increasingly, privately owned sports teams aren't just asking for newer, fancier digs. They're also asking the public to pay half — or more — of the bill.
Robots from around the world are competing in a Pentagon-sponsored robot "Olympics" this weekend. The challenge is to build a robot that can do human tasks and even go into disaster zones.
The law will give some students who are in the U.S. illegally the ability to pay cheaper, in-state tuition.
It's an era of music that has faded from memory, but some say it's an integral part of American history: Latin-Jewish music in the mid-20th century. Steve Berlin of Chicano band Los Lobos says if this were the soundtrack to his Hebrew school experience, he would have never dropped out.
Human rights groups and Western governments have criticized the bill since it was first introduced in 2009. Uganda's president must still sign the measure, which has widespread support.
Since Superstorm Sandy, officials in Washington, D.C., have gotten a clear idea of what would happen in a worst-case storm scenario. Key government buildings and tourist sites like the Smithsonian museums are particularly vulnerable to flooding. So federal and local officials are taking steps to protect them.
It's not every day that three long-serving House members announce their retirements within hours of each other. It's rarer still that two of those seats have a distinct possibility of being filled by an African-American Republican.
In the years since BlackPlanet launched, Tom Anderson sold Myspace to News Corp. for hundreds of millions of dollars. Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook has become a household name. But nobody seems to remember tech success Omar Wasow. How can that be?
The fate of insurance coverage for millions rests on a form called the 834, the government code for electronic files. It's a number that would never have become a big deal had HealthCare.gov rolled out smoothly in the fall.
A federal judge deals a big blow to the NSA's mass surveillance, a look back at our series on the San Francisco Bay Area, and the rest of the best tech headlines and conversations from the week.
Our nation's capital was designed to showcase its monuments, and monumental buildings — from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. But as the city grows, is it time to rewrite the law that mandates a ground-hugging skyline?
The one-year review of the military's response to sexual assault within the ranks comes in response to a spate of embarrassing incidents in recent months.
The president will be taking questions from reporters. Listen to what he has to say and read highlights.
Janet Yellen would be the first woman to head the central bank. On Friday, the Senate voted to head off any potential filibuster of her nomination. A confirmation vote is scheduled for Jan. 6.
This summer, Angelina Jolie announced that she had both her breasts removed to reduce her risk of breast cancer. Her story got a lot of people talking. But they didn't necessarily learn more about the genetics of breast cancer risk.
This summer, Angelina Jolie announced that she had both her breasts removed in order to reduce her risk of breast cancer. Her story got a lot of people talking. But they didn't necessarily learn more about the genetics of breast cancer risk.
People whose health policies were canceled get hardship exemptions that excuse them from penalties. They'll also have the option to buy catastrophic coverage. These little-noticed plans cover only three primary care visits, specified preventive services and medical costs that exceed a high minimum.
The former Massachusetts Republican senator's monthslong flirtation with Granite State voters has powered plenty of speculation, and Thursday's event only fanned it.