October 9, 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney showed his softer side and President Obama got to his points more quickly in Tuesday appearances on the campaign trail. Romney was in Iowa; Obama, in Ohio.
October 9, 2012 The government alleges the bank knew some loans it issued did not meet federal requirements.
October 9, 2012 Weight loss surgeries are growing in popularity, but many patients still want to dine at restaurants after their procedure. Surgeons who perform the surgery distribute special cards that allow the patients to get smaller portions or discounted prices. But could this halt their weight loss?
October 9, 2012 Analyzing 20 months' worth of blogs, news stories and story comments in Florida, Ohio and Virginia found that voters in the nation's swing states talk about unemployment in very particular ways. The findings could cast some light on what's driving the vote.
October 9, 2012 The number of atheists, agnostics and the religiously unaffiliated is on the rise, and they could eventually reshape the political landscape.
October 9, 2012 This throws doubt on whether the military really killed Heriberto "El Lazca" Lazcano.
October 9, 2012 David Wineland, a physicist at a federal lab in Boulder, Colo., was recognized for cutting-edge work in quantum computing that's both incredibly esoteric and practical. He'll share the prize with his friend and friendly competitor, Serge Haroche, who is at the College de France in Paris.
October 9, 2012 The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case that may decide the future of race-based admissions policies at the University of Texas and around the country. While today's campus is highly diverse, students report that racial divides and stereotypes still exist.
October 9, 2012 NHPRErnest Gagnon, who once weighed 570 pounds, chose an unusual way to lose weight. Instead of surgery, he decided to take up cyclocross, a high-adrenaline racing sport that combines road bikes and obstacles. He gained the support of the cyclocross community and lost more than 200 pounds. Now he's even racing.
October 9, 2012 German Catholics are facing a stark choice: Pay a church tax or forget about receiving the sacraments, including baptisms, weddings and funerals. Germany taxes registered Catholics, Protestants and Jews. In 2011, the tax raised $6.5 billion for the Catholic Church alone. Many progressives and conservatives are up in arms over the German bishops' decree.
October 9, 2012 Gen. Joseph Dunford will be nominated to succeed Gen. John Allen as the top commander in Afghanistan, according to a defense official familiar with the decision. Allen is to become head of the U.S. European Command.
October 9, 2012 The National Health Service is providing care for short-term travelers. So if you're on holiday and run out of an HIV drug, the NHS will help out, gratis. But if you're thinking of going for a long time to get free care, you're probably out of luck.
October 9, 2012 Malala Yousufzai kept a diary and detailed the Taliban's actions. After it was featured on the BBC, she became a national figure. Now, the Taliban say they're behind her wounding and that they'll try again to kill her if given the chance.
October 9, 2012 Sesame Workshop asked President Obama's campaign to take down an anti-Mitt Romney ad featuring Big Bird. Since the first presidential debate, Obama has used a remark Romney made about the Sesame Street character to mock Romney.