Beneath the Eastern U.S. is enough natural gas to power the coast, perhaps for 50 years. But the cache is cordoned off because of concerns about “fracking,” the method of harvesting gas by blasting the shale with a mix of water, sand, and chemicals.
New guidelines from the American Heart Association emphasize compression-only CPR, which could help bystanders uncomfortable with mouth-to-mouth assisted breathing.
A new study contradicts long-held beliefs about treating teens with anorexia. Families really do help and not hurt when it comes to changing long-term behaviors.
Only two days before Congress recesses for the midterm elections, Sen. Jim DeMint has joined the ranks of Republicans saying no to anything and everything.
Loretta Sanchez claims that "the Vietnamese and the Republicans" are trying to take away her House seat in November, but with comments like that she could be giving it away.
In Iraq and Afghanistan, the nature of war has changed, forcing the Pentagon to retool for unconventional foes. Amid the push for robotic IED detectors and aerial drones, however, is renewed investment in another, less techie counterinsurgency tool: war dogs. While they’ve served in every modern conflict, no other war has so closely matched their particular skills—which helps explain why their ranks have more than doubled since 2001, from 1,300 to about 2,800 dogs, mostly German Shepherds. “The capability they bring”—to track snipers, smell explosives, and sense danger—“cannot be replicated by man or machine,” said Gen. David Petraeus in February 2008, according to an Air Force publication. He went on to urge investment in the animals, noting that “their yield outperforms any asset we have in our inventory.”
Former Republican senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska has announced his endorsement of Democrat Joe Sestak for a Pennsylvania Senate seat, adding him to a short list of political figures who step over the party line for what they believe in.
Despite the business of the company that made her family wealthy, former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon won the GOP Senate nomination in Connecticut. Democrats hope the reputation that precedes her will knock her out of the ring.
Ken Cuccinelli, riding the coattails of Monday's ruling that Virginia has the right to sue against the health-care mandate, addressed a young conservative group Thursday. He made his case for the battle against the health-care bill and big government in general.
Suggested changes to the 14th Amendment have sparked many a conversation. Here are some other constitutional discussions that were already happening.
Despite efforts to focus on soldiers' psychological health, military suicide rates have not gone down. A new Pentagon report says top officials are overlooking those most in need of mental health care.
Congress has never been held in very high regard. But new numbers out today suggest a stunning drop in confidence in lawmakers across the board. Among 16 different public institutions surveyed by Gallup—from churches to news organizations—Capitol Hill ranks dead last, below banks and big industry.