Ghostly 'Snailfish' Spotted At 26,700 Feet Below
December 20 2014 11:59 PM
Scientists spotted the eel-like creature during a recent expedition to the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench, the deepest spot on the planet.
De Blasio: NYC In 'Mourning' Over Slain Police
December 20 2014 10:13 PM
Speaking after two officers were shot execution-style in Brooklyn, the mayor said, "Every New Yorker should feel they too were attacked."
Critics Attack Al Sharpton After NYPD Officers Gunned Down
December 20 2014 8:58 PM
Detractors blamed the civil-rights leader for inciting an anti-policy mentality, while he denounced the shootings and offered condolences.
Holiday Shoppers Flock to 'Super Saturday' Deals
December 20 2014 6:57 PM
Retail analysts say the last Saturday before Christmas could trump "Black Friday" as the biggest retail-generating day of 2014.
McDonald's Charged With Labor-Law Violations
December 20 2014 5:08 PM
The National Labor Relations Board complaints say the parent company is liable for the actions of its U.S. franchisees.
Enviros Dismayed By EPA Coal Ash Ruling
December 19 2014 4:17 PM
Federal regulators classified the byproduct of coal-burning power plants as solid waste. Green groups call it a weak first step.
US, Cuba Artists Foresee More Cultural Exchanges
December 18 2014 4:21 PM
The U.S.-Cuban rapprochement means less paperwork, longer visits and less stringent financial requirements for artists' visits.
Crude Hits $63 As Oil Firms Slash Projects
December 18 2014 11:07 AM
A Goldman Sachs analysis this week found that low oil prices could put almost $1 trillion in future oil and gas projects at risk.
US-Cuba Deal A Mixed Bag For Island's Economy
December 17 2014 4:41 PM
The lifting of U.S. restrictions on Cuba Wednesday will help tourism but won't unleash a surge of imports and exports between the nations.
Russian Oil Chief Denies Rosneft's Role In Ruble Collapse
December 17 2014 10:09 AM
Igor Sechin, head of Russia's biggest oil producer, said such speculation is a "provocation."
Cheap Crude Oil Slams Currencies, Stocks
December 16 2014 2:23 PM
The most dramatic example is the Russian ruble, which hit a record low Tuesday, in part because of rising pressure on the oil-dependent economy.
Americans To Save $550 On Gas In 2015: Report
December 16 2014 10:57 AM
Annual spending on motor fuel next year is on track to drop to its lowest level in 11 years, the federal statistics agency said.
For Mexicans, Obama's Immigration Overhaul Is A Godsend
December 16 2014 8:14 AM
Mexican immigrants and their families say the president's executive order will increase money flows between the U.S. and Mexico.
UN Climate Change Has Long Way To Go
December 15 2014 3:03 PM
Over the next year, U.N. members will hammer out the finer details of the landmark climate accord unveiled Sunday.
Cheap Crude Threatens US Oil States
December 15 2014 10:31 AM
Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska are among oil states already seeing signs of slow growth in 2015.
Marriage, Children, Pope Francis And The Global Economy
December 14 2014 10:14 AM
Could what Pope Francis calls the "culture of temporary" be driving a restructuring of the family unit and the economy?
'A Lifeline' In Jeopardy
December 12 2014 12:59 PM
A plan in Congress to cut Pell Grant funding by $303M would make it harder for minority and lower-income students to attend college.
John Kerry: World Facing Climate 'Tragedy'
December 11 2014 5:08 PM
The U.S. Secretary of State urged leaders at a U.N. climate summit in Lima, Peru, to reach a global agreement on climate change.
Keystone XL Opponents Inspire Fights Against More Pipelines
December 10 2014 12:27 PM
National environmentalist groups have joined forces with local opponents to delay the construction of thousands of miles in new pipelines, the Wall Street Journal found.
Which US States Have The Most Electric Cars?
December 10 2014 10:41 AM
California, Washington and Hawaii are the only states where more than three out of every 1,000 cars are now electric.