Exploration of Mars has always posed great challenges for NASA. What difficulties do scientists face?
North Korea said it is willing to freeze its nuclear-weapons program in exchange for U.S. concessions. What are the country's leaders demanding?
The Can Spam Act could be signed into law as early as next month. How does Congress plan to reduce unwanted commercial emails?
More than a dozen state governments are protesting an Environmental Protection Agency measure to loosen Clean Air Act regulations. What changes does the measure include?
Hundreds of undocumented immigrants have filed a discrimination and exploitation lawsuit against Wal-Mart. What are the workers' complaints?
In the face of political pressure, CBS removed the miniseries The Reagans from its schedule. What controversial scenes does the program contain?
Wildfires have ravaged Southern California. How are citizens responding?
The average cost of tuition at the nation's colleges has jumped 40 percent in the past 10 years. How are students coping?
Genetically modified foods are becoming more prevalent. Why are some people concerned?
The Energy Department predicted that oil and gas prices will remain higher than average through the winter. How are Americans responding?
What are users of the drug Fen/Phen doing now that it has been banned by the FDA?
The White House has requested $87 billion to help rebuild Iraq. How would the money be used?
In the wake of the forced resignation of chairman Richard Grasso, the New York Stock Exchange plans to make major reforms. Among the changes:
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are rumored to have split. What are the reasons?
The Earth Liveration Front recently made headlines by defacing SUVs. What other ations have radical environmentalists taken to further their cause?
Schools are back in session across the country. What supplies are teachers recommending students bring?
Last week's report by the Columbia Accident Investigation Board contained recommendations to improve the safety of future NASA missions. Among the suggestions:
Thirty-nine items seized from Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch were recently admitted as evidence in pre-trial hearings for his upcoming child-molestation case. What were some ...
Congress is reworking legislation that addresses the nation's electricity transmission problems. What's in the new energy plan?
Gay-themed television series like Bravo's Queer Eye For The Straight Guy and Boy Meets Boy are popular with mainstream audiences. What's the appeal?