Who Is Janna Ryan? A Primer

Meet Janna Ryan, the tax attorney turned stay-at-home mom, who married U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the running mate of presumptive 2012 Republican Party presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Texas Set To Execute Marvin Wilson Despite Diagnosis Of ‘Mental Retardation’

Death row inmate Marvin Wilson’s attorneys petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his execution, set for Tuesday, arguing the convict’s date with a lethal injection runs contrary to a 2002 ruling by the nation’s highest court banning the execution of mentally retarded prisoners. Texas’ counter? Wilson is wholly dissimilar to a fictional character created by novelist John Steinbeck.

U.S. Rule Highlights Catholic Tensions Over Contraception

Catholic Church officials, Republicans and other conservatives have blasted the inclusion of artificial birth control, which is against church doctrine, in the list of services that must be covered at no cost to the insured under President Obama's health care overhaul.

German WWII Submarine Discovered Off Nantucket Coast

A German submarine was found 70 miles south of Nantucket Island after almost 70 years of sitting on the bottom of the ocean. U-550 was sunk after it torpedoed an American tanker, which led to depth charges from the USS Joyce. The crew abandoned ship and now researchers plan to tell the families of the casualties the exact location of their loved ones' resting place.

Pro-Market Chidambaram Returns as Finance Minister

Palaniappan Chidambaram, who as finance minister oversaw India's strongest growth surge in the past two decades, returned to the post on Tuesday but faces a sharp economic slowdown, worsening public finances and falling exports this time around.