November 16, 2012 Privacy groups and tech companies have been pushing for more protection for emails and other online personal information for years. They hope the FBI investigation into Gen. David Petraeus' email correspondence with Paula Broadwell will give their efforts new momentum.
November 11, 2012 Tens of thousands of people in the New York City area lost their homes to Superstorm Sandy. Many may be in need of temporary housing, so the home-sharing website Airbnb is working to connect people made homeless by Sandy with people willing to provide free housing.
October 24, 2012 This November, three states will vote on ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The legalization effort is getting support from U.S. attorneys and a Republican candidate for Senate. Some of the most intense opposition is coming from earlier legalization pioneers.
October 19, 2012 In Colorado, the presidential race is a statistical dead heat. The state went heavily for candidate Barack Obama in 2008 — but the president is now facing fierce headwinds. The race is starting to look more like what's happening nationwide — a struggle to bring out the party base.
October 13, 2012 Punahou School occupies a privileged position in Hawaiian society. Barack Obama attended the school on a scholarship starting in the fifth grade. Punahou's lasting gift to Obama was that the elite environment familiarized him with success.