By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Forget political pundits, gut instincts, and psychics. The mightier-than-ever silicon chip seems to reveal the future.
In just two weeks this fall, computer models displayed an impressive prediction prowess.
It started when the first
By DAVID B. CARUSOAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Some of society's most vulnerable people - the elderly, the disabled and the chronically ill - have been pushed to the brink in the powerless, flood-ravaged neighborhoods struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy.
The storm didn't
MCLEAN, Va. (AP) - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expanding their assistance to borrowers whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
The government-controlled mortgage companies said Friday that they will automatically suspend evictions and foreclosures in disaster areas for 90 days
TOKYO (AP) - Mazda Motor Corp. will make Toyota-brand subcompacts at its new plant in Mexico, allowing Japan's top automaker to strengthen its North American model lineup.
Under the agreement announced Friday, Mazda will annually produce 50,000 subcompacts, based on the Mazda2 but under the
By RACHEL D'OROAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Residents of a small Alaska Native village facing a severe water shortage are monitoring every precious drop they use as they struggle to stretch their reserves as far into winter as possible, with help coming from as far away as
By KEVIN McGILLAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has refused to throw out one of two obstruction of justice charges an ex-engineer for energy company BP faces after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Kurt Mix is accused of deleting text messages about BP PLC's response to
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is moving manufactured housing into areas in New York and New Jersey that were hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday.
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said the disaster
PRAGUE (AP) - Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas says his government is finalizing a plan to dramatically increase the country's nuclear power production.
Under the plan, at least two more reactors would be built at the Temelin nuclear plant and another at the Dukovany plant, both located near the
By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and SONIA PEREZ D.Associated Press
SAN CRISTOBAL CUCHO, Guatemala (AP) - The 10 members of the Vasquez family were found together under the rubble of the rock quarry that had been their livelihood, some in a desperate final embrace, others clinging to the faintest of
By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, Republicans plunged Wednesday into an intense period of self-examination, blame-setting and testy debate over whether their party needs serious change or just some