Is Starbucks Election Offer Legal?

Remember that nice, civic-minded advertisement that debuted during "Saturday Night Live" and shot to viral fame on YouTube? The one where you get free coffee for telling your chipper barista that you just voted?

Palin's Record on Family Issues

By Katie Paul The news about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's family dominated the headlines Monday afternoon--and triggered a debate about politics, motherhood and the balance between the two.

Quirky Ways of Fueling the Future

Chances are you've heard of hybrids and biofuels, but what about oil-producing yeast and turbinelike buoys that transform ocean waves into electricity? Those are just a few of the alternative-energy sources that may power the future, according to Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund and coauthor, with Miriam Horn, of "Earth: The Sequel" (Norton). "Everyone knows the current story of melting glaciers, rising sea levels, worsening hurricanes, dying coral reefs," says Krupp. "...

Buckle Up Baby

Pregnant women often wonder whether seatbelts do more harm than good, but a new study finds they are essential protection for mother and child.

When Mom Kills Her Kids

When a mother kills her three children, the obvious answer seems to be yes. But one expert says the resolution isn't so simple.