January 18, 2013 Elizabeth Colbert-Busch — a.k.a. Stephen Colbert's big sister — shook things up in South Carolina Friday, with the news that she will seek the House seat that was recently vacated by Sen. Tim Scott. The field already includes former Gov. Mark Sanford and Teddy Turner.
January 18, 2013 Body scanners that have been criticized as producing images of travelers that are too revealing are being removed from airport security check points, after a supplier did not rewrite the machines' software to make the images they produce less revealing.
January 18, 2013 The Algerian authorities moved quickly after hostages were taken at a gas plant in the Sahara desert. While details of that operation are still fuzzy, such actions are inherently risky.
January 18, 2013 The Food and Drug Administration just approved a flu vaccine made by cells taken from the fall armyworm, an agricultural pest. The cells produce copies of a piece of the flu virus's outer coat that primes the immune system. Conventional vaccines use the whole virus and take longer to produce.
January 18, 2013 Those who have been pushing for the university to take more action about reports of football players sexually assaulted young women are asking why so much attention was given to the story of star Manti Te'o's fictitious girlfriend.
January 18, 2013 Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 counts of bribery and other corruption charges by a federal grand jury. When he became the city's mayor in 2002, Nagin, a former cable TV executive, promised to revive New Orleans' economy, and its trust in the city's government.
January 18, 2013 WXXIGov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new gun control bill into law Tuesday, just days after delivering an impassioned speech on the need to pass the legislation. The popular governor has managed to translate his high approval ratings into a number of political victories. But some say Cuomo is just padding his resume for a future presidential bid.
January 18, 2013 Four years ago, when the nation's first African-American president was inaugurated, even conservative editorial cartoonists marked the moment with reverence. Now, not so much. Political cartoonists Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune and Matt Wuerker of Politico weigh in on the evolution of a president's image.
January 18, 2013 Aviation authorities in the U.S. and abroad have grounded the new Boeing 787 because of problems with its big lithium batteries. The batteries pack an electrical punch, but can create incredible heat — and even fires — if things go wrong. This is a problem for electric car makers, too.
January 18, 2013 The cancer charity the cyclist helped found says it is disheartening to hear, finally, Armstrong say that he misled everyone about the doping he now admits. But it also thanks him for the "drive, devotion and spirit he brought to serving cancer patients."
January 18, 2013 GOP leaders in the House say that will give Democrats in the Senate time to pass a budget that cuts spending. And if Congress doesn't pass a budget, they say, lawmakers shouldn't get their full pay. The move could put off another bruising battle over the borrowing limit.
January 18, 2013 The ancient Mexican sauce for meat and poultry, using a mixture of chilies, sweets and nuts, has roots in pre-Columbian times with a strong Spanish influence. As Mexican culinary traditions follow migrants around the world, the complex sauce is earning legions of fans.