June 25, 2013 It looks like many Americans are feeling better about how the economy is doing. That could translate into more spending, which in turn could help boost job growth.
June 25, 2013 The announcement that Qatar's emir would hand over power to his son is a surprise because royal transfers of power — voluntary ones, that is — are rare not just in the Middle East but around the world. The handover also raises questions about the future of Qatar's outsized role in global affairs.
June 25, 2013 While the decision does not do away with the landmark law entirely, it rendered an enforcement mechanism moot unless Congress acts.
June 25, 2013 Only 3 percent of venture-backed companies were led by all-female teams, while 89 percent were all male. The staggering male-to-female ratios at the top of the tech industry can't be addressed without a clearer count, writes Code for America's Catherine Bracy.
June 25, 2013 According to Chief Justice John Roberts, the court will finish its work for the term on Wednesday. So, that's when we'll hear about its decisions on two high-profile cases involving gay rights.
June 25, 2013 Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, 33, is now the youngest monarch in the region.
June 25, 2013 The anti-apartheid icon and former South African president remains in critical condition at a Pretoria hospital. He's being treated for a respiratory infection. Mandela is 94. In 1999, he danced on stage as Clegg paid tribute.
June 25, 2013 For the first time, the government plans to limit how much carbon dioxide existing power plants can put into the air. It's a key element of the president's plan, but it's also unclear how aggressive the restrictions will be.
June 25, 2013 The Taliban has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's assault in Kabul. The attack raises questions about the chances for peace talks between that group and the Afghan government.
June 25, 2013 Also: Science fiction author and screenwriter Richard Matheson has died; John McEnroe has a book deal.
June 25, 2013 Police arrested a 57-year-old trucker on Sunday whom they believe is responsible for carrying out 762 shootings over the past five years. Authorities say the suspect blamed road rage for the attacks.
June 25, 2013 Qatar's ruler said Tuesday he has transferred power to the 33-year-old crown prince in an anticipated move that puts a new generation in charge of the Gulf nation's vast energy wealth. Qatar has given no official explanation on the transition, but it is widely believed that Sheik Hamad is suffering from health problems.
June 25, 2013 Paying doctors to prescribe particular drugs is illegal. But drugmakers pay some doctors to talk with their peers about prescription drugs. The speakers say they aren't influenced by the money they get for promoting the drugs. But data show many of them are top prescribers of the medicines.