July 31, 2012 Regular localized outages are common throughout the country, and the massive outage that left more than 670 million people without power is the latest issue in a system struggling to keep up with the nation's growth.
July 25, 2012 A pair of NASA satellite images taken just four days apart tells a potentially worrying story of melting ice in the polar summer.
July 25, 2012 Democrats and Republicans are going to the brink over tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans in a showdown that threatens to send the U.S. over a year-end "fiscal cliff." So what's at the heart of the impasse?
July 23, 2012 The decision to forfeit the football team's victories since 1998 represents "a huge blow" all on its own, said author Ted Kluck. But that was only one of several harsh penalties leveled against the Nittany Lions.
Police gathered at the east entrance of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., on April 20, 1999, after two teen students went on a shooting rampage before turning the weapons on themselves.
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July 20, 2012 Friday's rampage that killed at least a dozen people in the city of Aurora marks the state's worst mass shooting since Columbine in 1999.
July 9, 2012 Democrats opposed the Bush tax cuts in the early 2000s. But now President Obama is calling for a second extension of the cuts for some Americans, and Republicans are lining up in opposition. So whose tax cut is it anyway?
July 6, 2012 Just two and a half hours after serving President Obama breakfast, Ann Harris, 70, died of natural causes.
July 6, 2012 The waivers, granted to states that can't make the grade, throws into question President George W. Bush's signature education legislation.
July 6, 2012 The deal would involve swapping advertising and ends a contentious patent dispute launched by Yahoo three months ago.
July 6, 2012 The FBI will shut off two temporary servers that have kept the DNSChanger virus in check for the past year.
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates match point during his match today against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.
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July 6, 2012 Roger Federer beat defending champion Novak Djokovic to advance to Sunday's championship. He'll face the winner of today's semifinal between Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
July 5, 2012 Britain's equivalent of the SEC releases incriminating emails that show Barclays traders conspired to manipulate rates.
July 5, 2012 London's new $700 million skyscraper is just the latest in a series of buildings, bridges and towns to get peculiar, and more than occasionally unflattering, nicknames.
July 5, 2012 The lower rates are meant to spur borrowing amid the euro zone's ongoing crisis and fears of a "hard landing" for China's economy.
July 5, 2012 Faulty sensor readings contributed to a copilots decision to nose the plane up instead of heading down to increase air speed and prevent a deadly stall.
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