July 3, 2011 NASA is retiring its fleet of shuttle spacecraft to build something that can take humans past the moon and into deep space. That's expected to take years, leaving astronauts with some hard choices about what to do in the meantime.
May 10, 2011 Apple and Google representatives tell a Senate judiciary subcommittee that they give iPhone and Android users control over information that pinpoints their location. Privacy activists had complained the phones stored tracking data that could be exploited by third parties, such as stalkers.
May 10, 2011 Along with trying to repeal environmental regulations and the new health care law, congressional Republicans are targeting the new rules for the financial industry. The GOP says it's only proposing "tweaks" to the law governing Wall Street. But Democrats say "they're trying to nibble it to death."
April 19, 2011 For months, lawmakers have known that the nation is on the way to hitting the debt ceiling, and news that credit rating agency Standard and Poor's has lowered its outlook on U.S. borrowing only puts more pressure on the coming debate. Now, lawmakers are weighing their options in the face of another high-stakes vote.
April 13, 2011 Despite all the excitement over the $38 billion budget deal that averted a government shutdown last week, lawmakers really just reset the clock. Once again, they have until midnight on Friday to wrap up work on the compromise. While it's expected to pass, there's still a lot of grumbling in the GOP caucus.
April 10, 2011 Lawmakers reached a budget agreement late Friday night to avert a partial government shutdown, but the details of what exactly they agreed to are a little murky. Lawmakers are realizing they've got a deal in hand, but not much else.