Commuters face a messy morning of travel a day after a winter storm brought snow and ice to many states, leaving at least 21 dead, including a pregnant woman struck by a mini-plow in New York City whose baby was then born by cesarean section in critical condition.
While the number of obese Americans persists at record levels, the number of patients undergoing weight loss surgery hasn't budged in a decade. Surgeons blame a combination of factors for the stagnating numbers, including the economic downturn and a social stigma against resorting to surgery to treat weight problems. But insurance coverage is the largest hurdle, they say.
An explosive volcanic eruption on Indonesia's most populous island blasted ash and debris 18 kilometers (12 miles) into the air Friday, killing two people while forcing authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 and close six airports.
Does the idea of filling out government financial aid forms leave you cold? Consider logging onto the Get Schooled this weekend, where a cheery set of videos (featuring first Lady Michelle Obama) and step-by-step instructions from advisers willing to work with students online could provide the neces
Organizers say the Sochi Games have surpassed the milestone of 1 million tickets sold.
The stock market rose for the fifth time in six days Thursday as higher earnings from several big U.S. companies helped investors shrug off discouraging news about jobs and retail spending.
From wild cheers to stunned silence, the Sochi Olympics said goodbye Thursday to one of figure skating's all-time greats.
Facebook has become the latest San Francisco Bay Area technology company to launch ferry service for its employees.
The Senate has approved a measure designating the Olympia oyster as the official oyster of Washington state.
A senior U.N. official in Syria says the United Nations has put the evacuation of civilians from the blockaded city of Homs on hold until the fate of the detained men from rebel-held areas becomes clear.
Highlights from coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics:
Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu made figure skating history, and now can chase even more of it.
Disregarding heated American protests, Afghanistan released 65 accused militants from a former U.S. prison on Thursday, despite warnings that the men are dangerous Taliban fighters and bomb-makers likely to return to killing foreign forces and Afghans.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema and Alabama coach Nick Saban voiced their concerns about the effects of up-tempo, no-huddle offenses on player safety to the NCAA committee that passed a proposal to slow down those attacks.
Four of the favorites in Olympic men's hockey started the Sochi Games with wins.
A federal judge ruled Thursday that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the first state in the South to have its voter-approved prohibition overturned.
The warm temperatures at the Sochi Winter Olympics are forecast to get even warmer Friday.
PORTLAND — Federal prosecutors in Portland say it looked at first like an unremarkable rollover crash involving a tractor-trailer rig on U.S. Highway 97 in north-central Oregon. That all changed when tow-truck company employees called Sherman County sheriff’s officers to say they’d