| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:23 AM
Last night, I spent time with Ethan Rediske - an 11-year-old-boy who, doctors say, is in the final days of his life.
His lungs are filling with fluid. The only noise he makes is an occasional moan. His parents can do little more than comfort him....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:21 AM
Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85.
Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:22 PM
"Snowplow parents" refers to those who not only hover like helicopter parents but also plow ahead to pre-emptively eliminate any obstacles from their child's path.
These are the folks who would like to hand-select their young child's classmates, or...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:49 PM
New polls are showing that 2016 could provide an interesting presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton, a former senator and onetime White House occupant, and Republican Chris Christie, New Jersey’s governor. An NBC poll shows Clinton would...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
According to news reports based on leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the United States has been spying on allies, including Germany, Spain, France and Brazil. The spying reportedly has gone as far as monitoring the cellphone of German...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who had been keeping a low profile in Moscow since being granted asylum there in August, has broken out of his seclusion with a lengthy interview with the Washington Post and a recorded television address to be aired in...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:24 PM
A tradition -- the president pardoning turkeys from certain death just before Thanksgiving -- has come in for an unusual amount of criticism this year. A Slate.com writer suggests President Obama pardon real people instead of (or in addition to) turkeys....
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The Obama administration says it won’t be able to pay some bills unless it can borrow more money soon. It says the government’s $16.7 trillion debt ceiling will be hit by Oct. 17, and it may default on its obligations for the first time ever...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The obesity epidemic is among the most critical health issues facing the United States. Although it has generated a lot of attention and calls for solutions, it also has served up a super-sized portion of myths and misunderstandings.
1. If you're obese,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.)
A Congressional Budget Office report says that the Affordable Care Act may prompt some people to cut their work hours if they qualify for the health care subsidies. Is...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:10 PM
More than a million Americans lost long-term unemployment benefits on Dec. 28. The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to extend those benefits for workers who have been out of a job for at least six months. Democrats, including President Obama, praised the Senate...