October 6, 2012 To this day, getting a third-party candidate into a presidential debate is practically impossible. So we invited two of the third-party candidates — Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein from the Green Party — to a debate of our own.
October 6, 2012 This week, defense contractors said they would not issue layoff warnings, even though looming budget cuts could lead to big job losses in 2013. That's led to charges that the White House overstepped when it told the industry the notices are not needed.
October 6, 2012 One of the big legal questions surrounding the controversial drone program is whether the U.S. can conduct deadly strikes in a sovereign country with which it is not at war. Also unclear: whether Pakistan actually has agreed to the drone program despite its public opposition.
October 6, 2012 Retailers expect to hire hundreds of thousands of extra workers this holiday season to help with the anticipated spike in sales. But for seasonal retail workers, the hours can be scarce — and unpredictable — before the jobs disappear altogether following the holidays.
October 6, 2012 Mitt Romney said during Wednesday's debate that pre-existing conditions would be covered under his health care plan. But the Republican presidential candidate's plan wouldn't guarantee that people who don't have coverage now will be able to buy it.
October 6, 2012 Cairo's Tahrir Square was the focal point of the 18-day uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak last year. During recent renovations, a large mural depicting the struggle was whitewashed — only to be repainted by supporters. Now, Egyptians are at odds over how to memorialize the events.
October 5, 2012 The Sesame Street character is getting lots of newfound attention since Mitt Romney brought up federal funding for PBS in Wednesday's debate.
October 5, 2012 The government has named 75 medical facilities that received a potentially contaminated drug suspected of infecting 47 patients with meningitis nationwide.
October 5, 2012 Law enforcement officials said there's a possibility the agents fired at each other thinking others were firing on them.
October 5, 2012 At first it seemed likely that the two known cases of illness from the new cousin-of-SARS virus may have been exposed in or near the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. But now it's pretty certain that a 49-year-old Qatari man who had traveled to Jeddah last month didn't pick up the virus there after all.
October 5, 2012 The organization also apologized to Canada for the "egregious" actions of one of its athletes.