Sen. Mike Johanns questioned the director of the National Security Agency about the depth and breadth of the government’s electronic surveillance program, during a public hearing in Washington of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
A new study released this week by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that for the first time, a majority of American adults (56 percent) own smartphones. Thirty-five percent have mobile phones that aren’t smartphones, with 9 percent owning no cell phone at all. Do you own a smartphone?
A news case study published in General Dentistry, the journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, claims that drinking lots of soda can rot your teeth as badly as doing lots of meth. Will this study stop you from drinking soda?
The Boy Scouts of America’s national leadership will vote today on whether to allow openly gay Scouts in its ranks. Should sexual orientation matter in the Boy Scouts?
A 7-year-old boy was suspended for two days after playing a game of make-believe with his friend. The two pointed pencils at each other and made gun noises. Is the suspension going too far?
A 14-year-old burger from McDonalds has yet to decompose. The owner of the burger, David Whipple, said it looks the same as the day he bought it – in 1999. Would this stop you from eating fast food?
The bombing at the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured more than 170. Many victims are still in critical condition. How did you first hear about the deadly bombing?
Hours after North Korea said that it had final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes on the United States, South Korea's defense minister said North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast. Is this another case of North Korea just bluffing or is it real this time?
When Jennifer Maldonado's office lottery pool hit a $1 million Powerball jackpot, she kicked herself for not chipping in $20. But her co-workers were not going to let her go without that winning feeling. Would you share your lottery winnings?
Newly released AAN (American Academy of Neurology) guidelines earlier this week to manage sports-related concussions recommend trainers, coaches and physicians to err on the side of caution and remove athletes from play in the setting of a possible traumatic brain injury or concussion. With the concern of consussion, would you let your child play football?
Pope Francis could have been excused for sleeping in today, a day after shocking the world with a series of pontiff firsts: a Jesuit from Latin America who chose a name honoring St. Francis of Assisi. What do you think of the new pope?
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has decided to loosen restrictions regarding carry-on items aboard commercial aircraft, allowing small knives, hockey sticks and golf clubs. Do you think that is a good idea?
Pope Benedict, with only hours left in his papacy, today pledged unconditional obedience to whoever succeeds him to guide the Roman Catholic Church at one of the most crisis-ridden periods in its 2,000-year history. Are you excited for a new Pope, or sorry to see Benedict go?
Oscar night traditionally comes packed with shocks and upsets for the winners, but on Sunday the biggest surprise could be the host - provocative comedian, actor and singer Seth MacFarlane. Will the "Family Guy" creator be enough to make you watch the show?
Three tugboats fought wind and thunderstorms this morning to pull the stranded Carnival Cruise Line ship Triumph slowly toward port in Mobile, Ala. The Triumph is expected to arrive in Mobile late this afternoon. Would this incident make you think twice about taking a cruise?
Faced with billions of dollars in losses, the Postal Service announced this week that it would seek to stop Saturday delivery of letters, a sweeping change in mail delivery that immediately drew criticism from postal unions, some businesses and lawmakers.
There has been some wild weather across the U.S. this week. In the upper Midwest, temperatures reached 60 degrees before falling a day later. Across the South tornadoes hit a number of states and moved East. In Washington, D.C. temperatures hit the 70s. Why is the weather so strange?
The new iPad will go on sale Friday, and Apple lovers and tech fans are apparently very excited about the new tablet. Will you be in line to get one?
You may be having a typical Thursday, but the Earth is currently being blasted by a wave of radiation from the huge solar flare. Is it anything to be concerned about?
Mars Inc, the maker of Snickers and Twix candy bars, will stop selling chocolate products with more than 250 calories in them by the end of next year, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Will the move help in the fight against obesity?