Melinda Gates respon...

Responding to simmering controversy among Catholic bloggers about her new birth control program, Melinda Gates — a practicing Catholic — said she will not shrink from her role as an advocate for poor women. “Part of what I do with the (Gates) Foundation comes from that...

Steve Nash on signin...

Veteran point guard Steve Nash said he is still adjusting to the idea of leaving the Phoenix Suns for one of his long-time rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers, reports the Arizona Republic‘s Paul Coro. “I never saw this coming so I’m still not completely through the process of realizing...

Small volcanic erupt...

Even minor volcanic eruptions can release enough aerosols into the atmosphere to affect global temperatures, thanks to a boosting effect from weather systems such as monsoons. Until now, scientists thought that only a massively energetic eruption could inject aerosols past the troposphere...

U.S. added 80,000 jobs in June as economy struggles Jul06

U.S. added 80,000 jo...

The economy continued its sluggish performance in June as employers added just 80,000 jobs and the nation’s unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent, the government reported Friday.   Continue Reading at The Washington...

What Will Washington Do Without the BlackBerry? Jul06

What Will Washington...

Walk a city block in Washington and you’re sure to see more than one person glued to a BlackBerry. President Obama famously fought to keep his personal BlackBerry after his inauguration. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton uses one, as do many members of Congress. But Washington’s...