The cause was mantle cell lymphoma, his lawyer said. He and his brother, Mark, turned their father in to authorities in 2008 upon learning of his Ponzi scheme. Mark Madoff killed himself in 2010.
So many big data breaches — not to mention celebrity data hacks — have happened in the past year that we're reacting to hacks with a shrug.
Associate Attorney General Tony West served as the point man for the Obama administration's efforts to recover taxpayer money in settlements related to residential-mortgage-backed securities.
The crisis in Ukraine is exactly the type of confrontation that NATO wanted to preempt by expanding eastward over the past two decades. Yet Russia still views NATO as a threat.
The number of food insecure Americans did not decline between 2012 and 2013, according to the USDA. And the level of food insecurity remains much higher than it was before the recession.
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman ruled that sexual orientation has not been found to be a protected class and that the state has a legitimate interest in keeping marriage between a man and a woman.
A gay group will be able to march under its own banner for the first time in the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade lost sponsors and supporters this year because of the ban.
Lorenzo Dorr wants to keep Ebola at bay in remote parts of the country. "We should be prepared before a case is identified," he says, "not chasing after it after hell breaks loose."
Theodore Wafer was convicted of second-degree murder after he shot and killed an unarmed teenager on his front porch. The case drew national attention because of its racial overtones.
We know next to nothing about the red locusts that are swarming over Madagascar. But we do know they destroy crops, a plan is needed to fight them, and eating them is a bad idea.
Obama said NATO and the democratic values the alliance stands for are facing "a moment of testing," with Russia's military involvement in Ukraine. Ultimately, however, Obama said "Democracy will win."
In February, CVS said it would stop selling tobacco products, despite the profits they brought the company. Now cigarettes in the company's stores are history.
Speaking in Estonia, Obama said the people who beheaded a second American journalist in Syria will learn that the U.S. does not forget and has a long reach.
Ukraine released a statement saying it had agreed to a "permanent cease-fire," only to walk it back shortly thereafter. Russia said it had come to no such agreement.
Naif Khalif Omar, a 33-year-old Yazidi, had survived the worst of the violence unleashed by the militants of the Islamic State. In the end, despair, and a self-inflicted gunshot wound, killed him.
Young men in colleges across the country say they're being falsely accused of campus sexual assault and treated unfairly in a rush to judgment.
Lots of airports have retail. The largest blueberry producer in Georgia is at an airport. And in Pittsburgh, Consol Energy will begin extracting gas underneath the airport — even under the runways.
Volunteers are combing through old ships' logbooks for the Old Weather project. It aims to help scientists better understand the climate today by looking at conditions of the past.
The reinforcements, announced late Tuesday, raise the number of U.S. forces in Iraq to more than 1,000.
A returned space capsule was opened to reveal frozen gecko remains inside, disappointing scientists. On the bright side, the fruit flies that were aboard made it.