Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A Supreme Court spokeswoman says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from the hospital after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery.

Nebraska coach Miles puts fun in program building

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

It's too early to know what Nebraska will do for an encore after last season's late surge carried the Cornhuskers to the NCAA tournament.

Australian batsman Hughes dies from head injury

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.

Presidents pick up the check for their meals

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

There's no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter.

Some in US illegally could get retirement benefits

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

Sapporo looking to bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

The mayor of Sapporo has announced his city's intention to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.

Memorial spanning 3 days set for Marion Barry

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Marion Barry will be remembered with three days of events befitting a man described by the District of Columbia's current mayor as the "most iconic figure" in the city's history, officials said Wednesday.

Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.

Lawmaker: Fight with militants needs 'Arab face'

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

A Republican lawmaker says the battle against the Islamic State group needs to have "an Arab face," even as the U.S. leads airstrikes to help defeat the militant group.

Obama gets the bill for White House Thanksgiving

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

There's no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter.

Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

Ethics panel again defers to Justice on Rep. Grimm

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Rep. Michael Grimm of New York won re-election this month, but he still faces a criminal investigation into possible campaign finance violations, as well as a 20-count indictment on tax fraud and other charges.

Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table.

Los Angeles making quiet bid for 2024 Olympics

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Glamour, celebrities, perfect weather. A revitalized and growing downtown. Iconic venues and political support. With these virtues, Los Angeles looks like an ideal fit to host the 2024 Olympics.

DC Olympic bid touts 'unity' over dysfunction

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Place your hands together in just the right way, with thumbs overlapping and the other fingers pointing to the sky, and you've created the symbol for 2024 Olympics in the nation's capital.

US cities urged to keep price tags down for 2024

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

The magic number for the U.S. cities hoping to host the 2024 Olympics is $5 billion.

US consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November.