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Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization.
Bipartisan congressional negotiators unveiled a long-awaited budget framework to fund the government past mid-January and stabilize the government's finances into the near future.
General Motors has turned to one of its own veteran executives, Mary Barra, to become the automaker's first female CEO as it remakes itself after a government bailout saved it from bankruptcy.
It was a night when country music devotees declared their favorites with the American Country Awards, but LeAnn Rimes stole the show with her tribute to legend Patsy Cline.
Before the nascent Mars One venture launches humans on a one-way trip to the Red Planet, it wants to send a lander and an orbiter there in 2018 — and now it has signed up Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology to come up with concepts for the hardware.
Santa's sleigh may be the speediest form of holiday travel, but unfortunately, he doesn't take passengers. That means the 5 million Americans who fly over Christmas and New Year's will need to take other steps for a relaxing flight.