The administration sent a petition to the Federal Communications Commission asking it to come up with new rules to override a law scheduled to take effect in January. The law would make it a crime punishable by up to five years in prison to unlock your cellphone without permission from your carrier.
After his Boulder home was wrecked by a mudslide, Mark Changaris did the thing that brings him comfort: He sat at his piano.
A judge said five former New Orleans police officers deserve a new trial because of the "grotesque" misconduct of federal prosecutors. The officers were convicted in connection to the shooting deaths of two men in the aftermath of Katrina.
In a new campaign ad, a congressional candidate makes a difficult admission to his conservative father.
In the past, robots had been seen as being too unsafe to place alongside humans on the assembly line without the benefit of a safety barrier.
Aaron Alexis, who police say killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, had a troubled service record and showed signs of mental instability. But the former Navy reservist's past did not prevent him from obtaining a secret-level security clearance or access card.
The man, who has lived for years with Lou Gehrig's disease and is considered among the world's most brilliant living scientists, said: "We don't let animals suffer, so why humans?"
William Daley has long seemed to be most in his comfort zone as the backroom wheeler-dealer, the guy behind the guy who got elected. So in some ways, his decision to quit the Illinois governor's race is no surprise.
Demonstrators packed lower Manhattan on Tuesday, two years after the launch of the Occupy Wall Street movement. While Occupy's prominence has faded since becoming a household name in 2011, its supporters say the group's concerns have helped prompt a national conversation about income inequality.
The 2013 America's Cup isn't just about speed demons racing faster than the wind. These days, the 162-year-old international sailing competition is being powered by supercomputers. Tech teams are crunching the numbers to make small changes that mean a big difference in speed.
The Manhattan U.S. attorney said this would be the "largest-ever terrorism-related forfeiture," which would provide a "means of compensating victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism."
Sandy Hook may have set a higher bar for gun-related tragedy, at least from a public policy standpoint.
When politicians rise to the occasion during natural disasters, they're heroes. When they don't, it's hard for them to recover.
Brazil's banks started giving easy credit about eight years ago. The country was booming, and a new consumer class was created, fueling growth. But that boom is now over, and Brazilians are some of the most indebted people in the world.
Orbital Sciences' Cygnus is set to blast off Wednesday for the International Space Station. If successful, it will become the second private robotic craft to dock with the orbiting lab.
A Texas man walked into the emergency room, complaining of dizziness after a meal. A Breathalyzer test indicated that he was definitely drunk. But there was one hitch: He hadn't touched alcohol all day.
The dramatic fire spread quickly, destroying more than 50 business in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights.
Friends and family are shocked that he's said to have killed 12 people Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. Was Alexis a gentle man who studied Buddhism? Or a violent man prone to outbursts? The suspected killer's past points to both.
President Dilma Rousseff was scheduled to visit President Obama Oct. 23. She was set to be the first state visit of Obama's second term.
Some argue that armed drones are a critical tool in U.S. counterterrorism and military operations abroad. But critics say their use raises difficult legal and moral questions, and generates ill will toward the United States. A group of experts face off on the issue for an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.