August 6, 2013 Earlier this year, Pentagon workers were told they could face up to 22 furlough days because of budget cuts; the number is now 6 days. Some 650,000 civilian defense workers began taking furlough days on July 8.
August 6, 2013 First, you see the young men in white shirts and black ties miss a couple of shots, but then as the game truly begins, they dominate, sinking layups and nailing two dunks. Best of all: It's a friendly, happy atmosphere.
August 6, 2013 It's being called a destroyer, or perhaps a helicopter carrier. But by any name, Japan launched a new warship Tuesday that is its largest since World War II. The ship was shown to the public on the anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and at a time of rising tension with China.
August 6, 2013 Grapes that taste like cotton candy? No, it's not a GMO experiment but rather the result of good old-fashioned plant-breeding techniques. One scientist has already brought these sweet treats to the market and hopes our grape choices will one day be as varied as our apple choices.
August 6, 2013 Accused of 19 murders and racketeering, the infamous gangster has been on trial for nearly 9 weeks. Now 83, he was captured two years ago after 16 years on the run.
August 6, 2013 It's the largest congealed lump of wet wipes and food fat ever found in the city's sewer system. Workers spent about three weeks working to hack it up and haul the pieces away. If they hadn't, raw sewage might have started spurting out of manhole covers.
August 6, 2013 Andy Warhol once said he would like for his tombstone to be blank. That didn't happen. To honor the icon of pop art, the Andy Warhol Museum, located in his hometown of Pittsburgh, is streaming video from his gravesite.
August 6, 2013 But Islamabad denies the charge. The developments come amid attempts to revive diplomacy between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
August 6, 2013 Logan Stevenson, the terminally ill two-year-old who acted as best man at his parents' wedding Saturday, has died, according to reports. The family's story touched many people who learned about Logan's parents' rush to get married in time for him to be part of the ceremony.
August 6, 2013 Once the smoke cleared in the casinos of Gilpin County, Colo., after an indoor smoking ban took effect, health researchers documented a sharp drop in the number of emergencies requiring ambulances.
August 6, 2013 A blockage was discovered during his annual physical exam this week. The 67-year-old former president had surgery Tuesday. He's expected to be released from a Dallas hospital on Wednesday and to return to his normal schedule Thursday.