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 CONNIE CASS and NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just the economy, stupid. It's the demographics - the changing face of America.
The 2012 elections drove home trends that have been embedded in the fine print of birth and death rates, immigration statistics and
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Not a day goes by that Zach Camp doesn't replay that terrible August day over in his mind.
Was there anything he could have done differently? Were there any signs that an Afghan Army soldier was going to turn his machine gun on the
By JUAN ZAMORANOAssociated Press
PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) - On a cloudy autumn morning a flock of chocolate-brown sandpipers slipped across the horizon toward a stretch of mangrove trees and mud flats outside Panama City, hunting for food and a resting spot on the long trip down from North
By CASSANDRA VINOGRADAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The head of the BBC's governing body said Sunday the broadcaster needs a radical overhaul following the resignation of its chief executive in the wake of a scandal over a botched report on child sex-abuse allegations.
Chris Patten vowed to
By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - Eight months after the beating death of an Iraqi-American woman that drew international attention because it appeared to be a hate crime, the woman's husband has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.
Police in the San Diego suburb
By The Associated Press
The next time No. 4 Ohio State, No. 10 Florida, Georgetown and Marquette try to play aboard a ship, they might need more than their jump shots and fast breaks.
They may want to bring mops and buckets, too.
A pair of big men's college basketball openers were called
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - After two years of getting pummeled in Wisconsin, Indiana and other battleground states, leaders of the nation's big labor unions were beaming on election night.
Labor's massive voter turnout effort played a major role in helping
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will consider eliminating the government's most potent weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. The court acted three days after a diverse coalition of voters propelled President Barack Obama
By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are signaling they're open to some compromise on a taxes and spending to prevent more financial pain in the new year, but the two sides are digging in on raising taxes for