Wall Street plunged for a second day Thursday, triggered by computer gear maker Cisco Systems warning of slumping demand. Major indexes have lost about 10 percent since Barack Obama was elected president and the losses represent the Dow's worst two-day percentage decline since the October 1987 crash.
Michael Crichton, the million-selling author of such historic and prehistoric science thrillers as "Jurassic Park," "Timeline" and "The Andromeda Strain," has died of cancer, his family said.
Western Kentucky University was locked down for about three hours Wednesday after reports of gunmen on campus, but officials said they could find no evidence that shots had been fired or that anyone had a weapon.
Western Kentucky University was on lockdown Wednesday after someone reported seeing people with weapons in a building on a satellite campus and police later received reports that shots had been fired on the main campus, about two miles away. Police searched the South Campus building but were not able to find any people with guns or witnesses who could confirm the reports.
City Council voted to recognize the Shoe Factory Disctrict Neighborhood Association, previously an official neighborhood association, but it is still part of the North-Central Columbia Neighborhood Association.
As one of Hollywood's greatest "sweethearts," Paul Newman is a legend to several generations. For some people, he's more than a handsome man or a good actor. To them, he's known as a charitable gentleman who frequently gave back to his community.
Rescue crews in high-wheel trucks, helicopters and boats ventured out to pluck people from their homes Saturday in an all-out search for thousands of Texans who stubbornly stayed behind overnight to face Hurricane Ike.
The hoax allegedly led to a 13-year-old girl’s suicide.
The 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 bassinets have been linked to two infant deaths in the past year.
Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist whose "last lecture" about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best-selling book, died Friday. He was 47.
Rabbi Yossi Feintuch says vegetarianism is a religious ideal. “When you read about the abuse of animals in our own industrial meat production, then you cannot say that God’s idea about compassion for animals is achieved,” he says. Feintuch blames the nature of modern-day factory farming. “When a shepherd slaughters his sheep, he has some personal sentiments for her, and he will do his best to make sure that she suffers the least, but that is not a value in the meat factory,” Feintuch says. “Judaism cannot be a part of that, as I see it.”
The last time I checked, it seemed as though we Columbians were in the process of trashing a pretty nice piece of real estate. But I’ve also observed the same pattern of rampant and reckless development, substituting franchises for farms and forests, taking place all across the country, so I no longer think it’s a uniquely local form of madness.
Boy Scouts who came to each others’ aid after a tornado that killed four of their comrades and injured 48 people were hailed as heroes Thursday for helping to administer first aid and search for victims buried in their flattened campsite.
The dispute between Google and Facebook reflects the fact that for Web companies, there is nothing casual about the business of Internet socializing: There’s too much money, maybe billions, at stake.
Most travel guides tell you where to get a good meal, how to plan a relaxing weekend away from the city or which five-star hotel has the best towels.
This is not that kind of travel guide.
The Washington Post picked up six of the highest awards in journalism at a time of struggle in the industry.
Daniel Day-Lewis won the best-actor Academy Award for “There Will Be Blood,” while “No Country for Old Men” was living up to its front-runner status, winning best picture, best adapted screenplay for the Coen brothers and best supporting actor for Javier Bardem.
President Bush, standing before Congress one last time, urged the nation Monday night to persevere against gnawing fears of recession and stay patient with the long, grinding war in Iraq. He pressed Congress to quickly pass a plan to rescue the economy.
Read excerpts from tonight's State of the Union speech by President Bush, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.