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Study: Social Media Users Shy Away From Opinions

Posted: 08/26/2014 - People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

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Sleepy Students: Delaying School

Updated: 08/25/2014 - Experts recommend delaying middle and high school start times to better match natural sleep patterns of students.

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Farmers' Almanac Predicts Another Nasty Winter

Posted: 08/25/2014 - The folks at the Farmers' Almanac are feeling a bit smug after correctly predicting the past nasty winter, which featured relentless snowstorms and a polar vortex.

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Mom Goes to Bar, Tot Spends Night in Car

Posted: 08/23/2014 - Connecticut police found a two-year-old girl inside a locked car Saturday morning. Her mother was found intoxicated and asleep inside the bar.

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Thousands to March Against Chokehold Death

Posted: 08/23/2014 - Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.

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Nixon Orders Withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

Posted: 08/21/2014 - Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

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Doctor: No Health Risk from 2 US Ebola Patients

Posted: 08/21/2014 - A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk.

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Slain Journalist's Parents: He Died a Hero

Posted: 08/20/2014 - The parents of an American journalist slain by Islamic State militants say their son died a hero for revealing the stories of oppressed people in war-torn lands.

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President Obama Speaks After Militants Behead American

Posted: 08/20/2014 - The White House says President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on Wednesday, the day after Islamic State militants released a video showing an American journalist being beheaded.

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Islamic State Threatens Another Journalist

Posted: 08/20/2014 - Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq.

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Ferguson Protests Smaller, More Subdued

Posted: 08/20/2014 - Police and protesters in Ferguson have shared the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

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Report: How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Child?

Posted: 08/18/2014 - A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.

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