May 27, 2013 KCUREmporia, Kan., was hit pretty hard when the Hostess snack cake plant shut down last year. The company that bought Hostess' business is going to fire its ovens back up, but there will be half as many jobs and they will be nonunion. Still, the news sparked an ecstatic response in this beleaguered town.
May 27, 2013 The once high-flying Chinese politician Bo Xilai was detained for corruption and abuse of power 14 months ago. While still party boss in Chongqing, Bo launched his own crackdown on corruption, which is now under scrutiny. But even as troubling legal questions arise, many of the people nabbed remain imprisoned.
May 24, 2013 There is some political willingness, but because China is highly decentralized politically, the Communist Party has only limited influence over provincial governments and how they regulate their dirty factories. The powerful state-owned oil companies have also resisted pressure to produce cleaner-burning fuel.
May 24, 2013 The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., just a few miles from where the tornado hit Monday, had warned that bad weather was coming. But experts there say they're surprised the monster storm didn't cause more deaths, and they want to know why.