President Barack Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango, who was denied asylum in the United States but stayed illegally for years, died Tuesday at age 61.
A Marine posted at the main gate of a North Carolina base shot and killed a colleague inside a guard shack, a spokesman said. The shooting comes less than a week after a fatal rampage at Fort Hood.
The last person identified was two-year-old Brooke Spillers of Arlington, Washington. President Obama is also scheduled to visit the area later this month.
A bug has been discovered in one of the Internet's principal encryption programs. The bug enables attackers to evade security and eavesdrop on information supplied to companies online by users.
Mexican-American studies have been controversial in some parts of the country. In Arizona, for example, those studies were banned in 2011.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining the automaker for not answers all of its questions about ignition switch problems, but General Motors says it's doing its best to comply.
Back 2012, The Salt surveyed readers on their favorite pies during our Pie Week series. Recently, an Australian reader wrote in to let us know she pie-charted our results with mouth-watering real pie.
The new agreement comes with a price: the Weather Channel has agreed to cut back its reality programming by half during weekdays.
Anthony Alexander, the chief executive of FirstEnergy Corp., says coal and nuclear energy will continue to play a central role in this country's energy future.