July 22, 2013 With President Obama's remarks on Trayvon Martin serving as a backdrop, two new polls reveal dramatic differences in how whites and blacks perceive the verdict.
July 22, 2013 In a stunning photograph taken by the NASA spacecraft, Earth is seen alongside Saturn's rings. It's a photograph reminiscent of the image taken in 1990 by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft.
July 22, 2013 The plane landed safely, but there were several reports of injuries and the airport was temporarily closed. The Boeing 737 reported trouble before it landed.
July 22, 2013 Sen. Mitch McConnell's job requires him to make deals with Democrats, something at which he's been especially good. But he may be forced to use proxies like Sen. John McCain because of an expected Tea Party primary challenger to his re-election.
July 22, 2013 A year after an embarrassing match-fixing scandal at the London Olympics, badminton is back in the news for an unexpected brawl.
July 22, 2013 The league said Braun had been suspended because he was linked to doping. Braun was the National League's 2011 Most Valuable Player.
July 22, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a classic Chicago food called Gravy Bread. As hip Chicago insiders, we learned about it yesterday.
July 22, 2013 There have been over 40 arrests of players since the NFL regular season ended, most notably Aaron Hernandez's murder charge. Whether a problem exists in pro football is still in question, but the NFL already has programs designed to help athletes with off-the-field issues.
July 22, 2013 Fifteen top posts at the Department of Homeland Security, including retiring Secretary Janet Napolitano's position, are now vacant or soon will be. Many are being filled on a temporary basis, and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle want the Obama administration to get busy filling those jobs, too.
July 22, 2013 Dolphins, like humans, are part of complex social networks. And research now indicates that they use their unique whistle sounds to identify and communicate with each other. "Every time a dolphin heard its signature whistle, it called back, sometimes multiple times," one researcher says.
July 22, 2013 Verizon has taken the first step to replace copper lines with a home cellular connection in coastal areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. But many customers don't like the new phone connection, saying the new technology is inferior to traditional landlines.
July 22, 2013 Some of the worst-paid farmers in Ethiopia were able to get their bean to the specialty coffee ball and sell to top U.S. roasters like Stumptown. But it only happened after the growers got organized and attracted the attention of coffee prospectors from the U.S.