National News + World News

General Motors Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about General Motors, one of the Big Three U.S. automakers. Facts: Major GM automobile brands in the United States are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC.

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts

Here's some background information about same-sex marriage in the United States and worldwide.

Street renamed after soldier allegedly abused before taking own life

A stretch of New York City was renamed Saturday to honor a U.S. soldier who killed himself in Afghanistan allegedly after weeks of abuse.

More than 90 people nabbed in global hacker crackdown

It is nicknamed "creepware," and more than half-a-million people around the world have been prey to its silent computer snooping.

More than 100 people nabbed in global hacker crackdown

Computer hacker forums lit up last week as FBI agents and police in 17 countries began knocking on doors, seizing computers and making arrests.

California Chrome's team might have to choose between Belmont, nasal strips

California Chrome has worn nasal strips during victories in the first two events of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, but he might have to compete at the Belmont Stakes without one, if he competes at all.

What AT&T-DirecTV deal means for consumers

If approved by regulators, AT&T's $49 billion bid for DirecTV would be the fourth-biggest telecommunications merger in history. So everybody has an opinion about it.

60 years after Brown v. Board, how to stop schools from re-segregating

I was born in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1954, the year of the landmark school desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education. The struggle for integration has shaped my life from the very beginning.

'Godzilla:' What's the verdict?

It's expected to be a monster of a movie this weekend, but what's the buzz on "Godzilla"?

1.8 million pounds of beef recalled for E. coli risk

The United States Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday that 1.8 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears that they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.