Thursday, November 27, 2014
The United States on Tuesday announced sweeping new rules forcing chain restaurants and pizza parlors to publish calorie counts on menus in an attempt to combat the nation's obesity epidemic.
The U.S. military likely will keep a slightly larger force in Afghanistan in 2015 than first planned and American troops will have authority to come to the aid of Afghan forces if necessary, officials said Tuesday.
As many as 70 percent of people infected with HIV in the United States do not have the virus under control, boosting the risk of transmission, according to a study Tuesday.
One of two Minnesota men accused of planning to join the Islamic State group was stopped at an airport by FBI agents before traveling to the Middle East, but the other man slipped by authorities, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday.
Americans are slowly but steadily borrowing more money, bringing to an end a five-year effort to cut household debt that has slowed consumer spending and the economy.
The U.S. House of Representatives has called a senior Takata executive back to Washington for a new hearing over the company's faulty airbags tied to several deaths and hundreds of injuries.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The town of Ferguson erupted in violence as protesters shot at police and set cars and buildings ablaze Monday night after a grand jury chose not to indict a white officer who killed an unarmed black teen.
Cyber-security researchers say they've identified a highly sophisticated computer hacking program that appears to have been used by an as-yet unidentified government to spy on banks, telecommunications companies, official agencies and other organizations around the world.
One grew up idolizing Harry Houdini. The other worshipped David Copperfield. Now they're both in a place known more for jazz hands than sleight of hand.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning at a particularly tough time for U.S. foreign and defense policy, with one war ending, another just beginning and the Pentagon struggling with the prospect of deeper budget cuts ahead.