Jan 26, 2012 Facing nearly half a trillion dollars in mandated budget cuts over the next 10 years, the U.S. Defense Department will spend more on technology like robots and drones -- and less on soldiers, ships, fighter planes and other conventional weapons.
Heidi N. Moore
Jan 23, 2012 As part of the effort to prevent Tehran from developing its nuclear weapons program, the EU unites on imposing sanctions against Iran.
Jan 16, 2012 Rain may come (or not). It's all a question of what you do next.
Jan 4, 2012 A mild winter means cash-strapped governments save money. But lack of snow can be costly for others.
Jan 27, 2012 Poor weather on election day can mean fewer voters at the polls, and bigger expenses for the candidates.
Dec 26, 2011 This year will go down as the year with the most extreme, most devastating weather, ever.
Dec 26, 2011 An increase in extreme weather in 2011 has lead to one of the most expensive years for insurance claims. It's also turning out to be a record year for sheep rustlers on the lamb in the English countryside, where a record number of sheep have gone missing this year. Plus, China and Japan make a currency deal, Detroit girds for possible state takeover, and more top headlines from around the globe on this day after Christmas.
Dec 14, 2011 About 15,000 people will stay on under State Department auspices, including more than 10,000 contractors. Oversight could be a challenge.