Former Vice President Dick Cheney has been released from a Virginia hospital 10 days after undergoing a heart transplant, his office said Tuesday.
Ben Bernanke will step back into the classroom this semester to teach college students about the Federal Reserve.
High above San Francisco Bay, Stan Cooper can get away from it all in his private plane. His five-decade passion for flying once threatened to upend his personal and professional life -- because of his own mistakes, and those of the government. It is a tale of accountability, one the Supreme Court is poised to tackle with oral arguments Wednesday.
A pilot with HIV sues over invasion of his privacy, a case the Supreme Court will decide, as Kate Bolduan reports.
President Barack Obama made it very clear on Wednesday: If you are rich, you should be paying more in taxes.
A reduction in defense spending desired by the president will only come with cuts to force levels and military capability, the Pentagon's spokesman said Wednesday.
President Obama on Wednesday officially threw his weight behind an idea to revamp the way Americans currently pay their individual tax bills, getting rid of popular breaks to lower all income brackets.
The Department of Homeland Security is nearing a decision on its plan to replace the color-coded terror warning alert introduced after the attacks on 9/11 with a two tier detailed advisory system.
When my eldest daughter, Olivia, neared 2, she started hitting me. All sorts of injustices could elicit a serious whack from my formerly angelic child -- announcing it was bathtime, say, or my wearing the wrong shade of lipstick. Being an enlightened mother, I checked my impulse to swat back; instead, I said, "We don't hit people" and told her to use her words.
In the United States, Americans feel protected by their Constitution. In Egypt, the opposite can be true.
CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks with Egyptian actor Khalid Abdalla, who starred in "The Kite Runner."
The United States is replacing its much-mocked system of color-coded terrorism alerts with detailed advisories about specific threats, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Thursday.
Justice Antonin Scalia, a popular and entertaining speaker at various forums around the world, has one of the busiest schedules off the bench. But a closed-door address the conservative justice is scheduled to give Monday afternoon has attracted controversy, partly because of who is sponsoring the event.
Neanderthals were more like us than we thought.
George Washington University junior Kye Allums will play women's basketball again this year. But he will now play the role of a brother, not a sister, to his teammates.
At some point, they were happy; they had moments of joy. And then, one molecule at a time, the happiness went away.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine plans to make what's being billed as a major announcement for the party Wednesday.
The university giveth, and the university taketh away.
Several observers on the left side of the opinion spectrum write dismissively of the followers of the Tea Party.
The Communist Party of China turned 89 on July 1 with self-congratulations. Speaking at a gathering celebrating the founding of the CPC, Chinese president and Communist party chief Hu Jintao said, "Practice in the past 89 years proved that the CPC has met the expectations of the people." The party, which now boasts of over 78 million members, remains the sole ruling party in the People's Republic, governing the lives of 1.3 billion people.
Air inside a West Virginia coal mine remains too dangerous for rescue crews to enter where four miners may be trapped.
Two West Virginia mining accidents within 17 days in January 2006 killed 14 people and prompted Congress to pass the most sweeping mine safety legislation in 29 years.
Some women avoid drinking calorie-filled cocktails, wine, and beer because they're worried about packing on the pounds. Now, a new study suggests that women who are moderate drinkers actually tend to gain less weight over time than teetotalers.
Political, religious and sexual behaviors may be reflections of intelligence, a new study finds.
Stents, small metal scaffolding devices placed inside blood vessels around the heart, are used to treat conditions that result when arteries become narrow or blocked.
CNN's Matt Sloane explains the heart procedure that former President Clinton may be undergoing.
Despite the "palpable level of angst" that a source described over an al Qaeda threat against the United States, the national terror threat level remains at "Elevated" or "Yellow" -- where it has been stuck since 2005.
As a large silver balloon floated its way over Colorado, millions of Americans spent hours glued to their televisions wondering if 6-year-old Falcon Heene, assumed to be inside the contraption, was alive.
The former wife of Richard Heene tells HLN's Nancy Grace that she divorced Heene out of fear for her children.
The housing collapse has made it even tougher for blacks and Hispanics to get mortgages, according to a new government report.
When we requested an interview with members of the Communist Youth League, I expected an army of suits with well-rehearsed answers. Instead, we met three students casually dressed in jeans, just 18 to 23 years old.
In 2007, a resident surgeon snapped a picture of a patient's tattoo -- the words Hot Rod on his penis -- and shared it with colleagues, making international news when the story was leaked to the press. At least the resident didn't post the picture on the Internet.
The First Lady will deliver their commencement address - under certain conditions
It didn't take much for Martin Frankel to realize that Buenos Aires was a good place to start a business.
Health experts are warning parents against holding "swine flu parties" in the hope of infecting their children with the H1N1 virus.
If there's a blessing in the current swine flu epidemic, it's how benign the illness seems to be outside the central disease cluster in Mexico. But history offers a dark warning to anyone ready to write off the 2009 H1N1 virus.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta brings you the latest information on the swine flu epidemic from Mexico City.
Some communities are printing their own currency and it's perfectly legal. CNN's Brooke Baldwin reports.
Steve Carlotta's family-owned camera store is struggling along with other mom and pop stores. But he's found a way to compete with Internet stores and big-box chains.
Brian Adkins, a newly assigned American diplomat in Ethiopia, was found dead last weekend at his home in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, an embassy spokesman and a senior State Department official told CNN.
Brian Adkins, a newly assigned American diplomat in Ethiopia, was found dead last weekend at his home in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, an embassy spokesman and a senior State Department official said Thursday.
When George W. Bush became president eight years ago, about 90,000 people applied for jobs in his administration. That's about a quarter of the number of people who are looking for a way into President-elect Obama's administration.
When George W. Bush became president eight years ago, about 90,000 people applied for jobs in his administration. That's about a quarter, however, of the people who are looking for a way into President-elect Barack Obama's administration.
John Edwards took the stage at Indiana University on Tuesday night for a discussion on the 2008 presidential election, but members of the audience may have had something else on their minds entirely.
As some of the world's largest banks teetered on financial demise, college seniors and recent alums had more on their minds than what it meant for their financial aid and student loans.
A judge on Tuesday ordered the release of key secret grand jury testimony in the atomic spy trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
Troubled by the tainted tomato scare, nearly half of Americans are concerned they may get sick from eating contaminated food and are avoiding items they normally would buy, an Associated Press-Ipsos poll has found
Janice Shih might be the most educated pastry chef you'll ever meet.
The jailing of two reporters for "abuse of power" is a blow to press freedom in Vietnam
When Holly Kearl was researching her master's thesis on street harassment last winter, she was pleasantly surprised that lewd remarks were few and far between. Then spring rolled around.
Janice Shih might be the most educated pastry chef you'll ever meet.
Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has been thinking a lot about the cosmic question, "Are we alone?" The answer is probably not
Hiring managers are increasingly using the Web as a supplement to your paper résumé, creating a sort of unauthorized biography pieced together from all the references to you on the Internet. Problem is, you write your résumé, while your profile online is a collaborative property written by many.
Fidel Castro's resignation does not mean the longtime ruler is bowing out of Cuba's political life, analysts say.
The White House has five business days to say whether its computer backup system is possibly storing millions of old e-mails that the Bush administration said were missing, a federal court ordered.
A Mass. judge has taken the highly unusual step of summoning an entire jury back to court next week to testify publicly about whether racism infected the deliberations of a year-old homicide case
CNN's Kelli Arena reports that an FBI advisory warned shopping malls could be a terror target.
Some experts are skeptical that anything could have stopped Robert Hawkins from going on a murderous rampage at an Omaha, Nebraska, shopping mall on Wednesday.
Plans for New York firefighters to share anti-terrorism information with Homeland Security officials have drawn criticism from Islamic Americans and even some firefighters who fear the program may violate constitutional protections.
Let's face it. We live in a time when a "Your Friends Make You Fat" story gets headlined and blogged 24-7 (no matter that it was just one study in a doctors' journal), while the recent discovery of two (two!) genes linked to multiple sclerosis (MS) rates nary a peep.
CNN's Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider reports on new Congressional job approval numbers.
Americans think Congress is doing a pretty lousy job, according to a poll released Friday.
Could the housing market's woes spread to bonds held in mutual funds by millions of ordinary investors?
Despite President Bush's threatened veto, the nation's capital may get its long-sought Congressional voting power
It would appear that subprime lenders have yet to learn from their mistakes. According to a consumer advocate group, abuses persist industry wide, despite the recent subprime mortgage meltdown.
I know what you might be thinking: another no-name enters the NBA Draft to get his 15 seconds of fame. I will not lie to you -- this is what I am doing -- but I fancy myself as more than a generic 6-foot-5 college student who thinks he can be the next Steve Nash. My name is Monty Singh Harika and I am the first Sikh to enter the NBA Draft. In fact, I'm the first Sikh to be a part of any sport's draft. Is that what makes me different from any other person who has entered the draft? I guess it does.
In a landmark legal victory for opponents of gun control, a federal appeals court Friday struck down a District of Columbia ban on keeping handguns in homes as a violation of the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms.
Doctors found a blood clot in Vice President Dick Cheney's left leg Monday, Cheney's office said.
The cost of higher education looks like it's climbing ... again.
The Federal Reserve's latest move has investors focused on the slowing economy, but the central bank is taking a big risk if it falls behind in the battle against inflation, economists said.
The Genesis-1 module orbiting the Earth not only transmits its temperature, integrity, power levels and overall health -- it also signals entrepreneurial zeal and private sector spunk.
The family of late columnist Jack Anderson has rejected the FBI's demand to grant government investigators access to the famed muckraker's papers and notes.
Tuition at the most expensive four-year college is up only 2.7 percent from last year. But a small increase on an already big number is still gob-smacking.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid suffered a mild stroke earlier this week and underwent tests, but he was not hospitalized and "feels fine," his office said Friday.
Little more than a month before the start of the Iraq war, State Department officials said they warned U.S. military planners about possible "serious planning gaps" for the post-war period, according to newly declassified documents obtained by George Washington University.
Consider these odds: About 2.6 percent of Americans have their homes burglarized in a year. But about 4.25 percent of adults (or 9.3 million Americans) are hit by ID theft, the Better Business Bureau and Javelin Strategy & Research estimate.
We've reported to you about security breaches at ChoicePoint, Boston College, and LexisNexis. Now, the latest case of missing personal data turns out to be closer to home.
Remember the good old days when private college was "only" $20,000 a year? Tuition and room and board at many private schools will likely be twice that in the coming academic year.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean said Wednesday that his party needs to be rebuilt, "not from the consultants down, but from the ground up."
Dropping out of school to start a business became as much a dot-com-era cliché as trying to become the next Bill Gates. Now, thanks to economic uncertainty, dropping back into school to launch a co...
Warning: Being U.S. president may be harmful to your health.
On one of the last sections of prime real estate on Washington's greatest expanse, thousands of Native Americans evoke the storied moments of their past -- and the beginning of a new era.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - For those who love politics, there's nothing like a presidential campaign to get your fill.
Americans may be used to living with the color-coded terror-threat alerts, but the jitters don't go away easily.
The question posed on FORTUNE's last cover--"Is Fat the Next Tobacco?"--received a widely anticipated answer on Jan. 22: not yet. Manhattan federal district judge Robert Sweet threw out the class-...
If you're one of the millions of Americans who dabble with herbal remedies, listen up. Doctors and other medical professionals are concerned about the dangers of mixing prescription drugs with thes...
With an extra-large rate hike last month, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is trying to pull off some delicate maneuvering. Economists are watching to see whether the economy will follow his lead and co...
At 16, Katherine Haynie put together a car stereo and fell in love with audio engineering. So when she applied to college, she set her sights on the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technolog...
Even if college costs seem hopelessly high, don't despair. You can bring them down in several ways, some of which you may not know about. -- A hardworking, brainy kid may be able to finish college ...
If your children are easily swayed by the slick advertisements for designer sneakers or sodas, just wait until college admissions officers start messing with their heads. Faced with a shrinking poo...
Can executive education go too far? Jack Berdy, 43, chairman and CEO of On- Line Software International (annual sales: $90 million), is running his company while taking a full course load toward hi...
Now that baby-boomers outnumber their elders in the work force and in unions, the feisty striplings are questioning some of the most revered tenets of organized labor: seniority rules. In a dramati...
An unusually compelling statistic suddenly leaped out of the TV set the other night, lodged in the present writer's cortex, and insistently demanded to be memorialized in Keeping Up. ''By the age o...
Okay, let's run through it one more time -- maybe this time we can finally figure it out. Managers are supposed to be aggressive, right? Brenda L. Ruello, a big-league executive recruiter with the ...