Ask a 9-year-old how likely it is that his bike will be stolen, and he'll probably lowball the risks — even after you tell him the odds. Researchers say children and teens aren't very good at applying data about on dangers, which may explain their seemingly irrational decision-making.
Cal Worthington, a man whose used-car ads rose to the level of a cultural phenomenon, has died at age 92. He was a fixture on televisions in California for decades, with zany sales pitches that drew both customers and fame.
The possibly disturbed attacker said he was going to "punch the next white person he saw," witnesses said.
Photographer Christopher Boffoli made his name with his amusing dioramas of tiny, plastic people literally dominated by food. A new book, Big Appetites, assembles more than 200 images of these tiny people and their "complex culture."
Documents released this week show how U.S. border agents can seize laptops, cameras, cellphones and other digital devices, then download data before returning them. The practice raises questions about invasions of privacy and civil liberties.
The president's prime-time speech Tuesday is probably his last, best chance to win support for his plan to launch a military strike against Syria.
Although many of its phones are made in China, Apple has struggled with sales in the world's largest smartphone market. A cheaper iPhone may attract more consumers — but it could also lose some of its cachet. The company also faces competition from Asian rivals who offer cheaper phones.
Bach replaces outgoing President Jacques Rogge, who served in the post for 12 years. He was chosen by secret ballot on the last day of IOC meetings in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Apple's latest iPhone announcement, expected later Tuesday, shows the company is getting more incremental in its innovation than revolutionary. But that doesn't mean that the hype machine isn't in full swing.
They're struggling to reconcile the man they see presiding over the herky-jerky move to military action in Syria with the young anti-war senator they worked tirelessly to put in office. And they'll be watching his speech Tuesday night.
Also being removed from the widely watched index: Hewlett-Packard and Bank of America. Being added: Visa and Goldman Sachs. The changes reflect not only the companies' fortunes, but also the changing nature of the U.S. economy.
The survey of 10,000 men in six Asian and Pacific countries found nearly 1 in 4 men reported raping a woman. The results of the survey were released the same day a court in New Delhi convicted four men of the rape and murder that shocked India last December.
Insurance plans that carry higher premiums may be a bargain for consumers with costly health conditions. Lower out-of-pocket costs for some patients can offset the higher price of the coverage over the long haul.
Las Vegas is adding an eye-catching tourist attraction, in the form of a huge wheel that can take more than 1,000 people on a ride 550 feet into the sky over the city's famed Strip. The main construction of the wheel, called the High Roller, is nearly finished; it is expected to open in early 2014.
Sorry everyone, last week's viral video of a young woman's yoga pants catching fire during a twerking mishap wasn't "real." ABC-TV's late night jokester was behind the hoax.
In a case that grabbed international attention, a 23-year-old Indian woman died last year after she was brutally raped aboard a moving bus in New Delhi.
Russia has suggested Assad hand over his WMDs. France is drawing up a resolution to bring before the U.N. Security Council. The Obama administration says it's willing to work with those and other nations on such a plan. But the White House also says it can't let up the pressure on Assad.
Also: A sort of poetic renaissance in Syria; former President Jimmy Carter is writing a book about women's lives; advice for fans of J.D. Salinger.
After a young woman and her male friend were lured onto a bus by the promise of a ride, she was gang raped and he was beaten. The woman later died. The crime shocked Indians, sparked protests and led to new laws about sexual offenses. The four men who've been convicted may be executed.
An Indian court in New Delhi convicted four men Tuesday in the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus. The attack set off waves of protests and gave voice to years of anger over the treatment of women.