January 24, 2013 Mainers say the shrimp have a sweet and delicate flavor. But there won't be many of them to go around this year. The fishing season is short, the allowable catch is small and the number of shrimp in the Gulf of Maine has been dwindling for a while now.
January 24, 2013 President Obama offered a more full-throated defense of government in his inaugural address than has been heard from a major politician in a generation. Obama may be seeking to shift debate from defending programs to praising the value of government as a whole.
January 24, 2013 While Chicago and Detroit are struggling to control rising murder rates, New York City hit a record low number of homicides in 2012. The police commissioner has often pointed to several controversial policing tactics for falling crime, but some analysts say there are many potential explanations.
January 24, 2013 President Obama's choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission has prosecuted terrorists and mobsters. If she's confirmed, Mary Jo White's next challenge will be tackling reckless behavior on Wall Street. The success of this get-tough push will depend on changing the SEC's culture, analysts say.
January 24, 2013 The Pentagon's announcement that it is lifting the ban on women in combat raises a host of questions. We answer a few.