The companies that control critical infrastructure in the United States are reporting higher numbers of attacks on their systems over the past three years, according to a report issued by the Department of Homeland Security.
The American "sport" of competitive eating capped off its signature battle royale in New York on Wednesday with the apparent triumph of two defending champions. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas each fended off would-be challengers during Nathan's annual hot dog-eating competition in Brooklyn.
Staph infections among people in the military declined during a 6 year period between 2005 and 2010, according to a report published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Many people watching the Timothy Bradley-Manny Pacquiao fight believed the underdog stole the welterweight belt during the match, but the Nevada attorney general has said after a review that no crime occurred.
Mitt Romney said the health care reform mandate constitutes a "tax" Wednesday, contradicting the way a senior adviser to his campaign characterized his position earlier this week.
Congratulations Nevada! More money has been spent per electoral vote in the Silver State to run TV ads in the race for the White House than any other battleground state so far during the general election.
July 4th is Independence Day, but if Bill Kelter gets his way it also will be Vice Presidents' Day. "You already have a holiday on the books, so there's not going to be a lot of red tape putting it through," Kelter says. "And if, God forbid, something should happen to the Fourth of July, Vice Presidents' Day can be there to step in."
British lawmakers launched a furious, multipronged barrage of questions Wednesday at Bob Diamond, who resigned as the head of Barclays a day earlier, but Diamond steadfastly defended himself and the bank.
The European Central Bank is widely expected to lower interest rates, but analysts say ECB officials are unlikely to announce more unconventional moves to stimulate economic activity.
The stock market should be doing worse when you look at how poor the economy is. But traders are excited for the strangest of reasons. By now it's been accepted as normal, but make no mistake about it, its absurdity is Kafkaesque.
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When the moment finally arrived, 86 of us stood up to utter 31 sacred words. I raised my right hand. My heart was pounding. All those years spent in public schools in America, I'd refrained from saying the Pledge of Allegiance. It was wrong to say it when my loyalties lay elsewhere. But that changed with a ceremony on a July day four years ago. And it changed me. I learned lessons about the meaning of country and more importantly, about myself.