Coincidence or trend? Second oarfish washes ashore in California

Marine biologists have a mystery to solve: Why have the carcasses of two rare oarfish washed up on Southern California shores within a week? Sightings of the huge deep-sea creatures -- dead or alive -- are unusual, because they typically swim thou

Obama in weekly address: Frustration with Washington understandable

President Obama used his weekly address on Saturday to once again address Americans' frustration with policymakers in Washington, saying, not for the first time, that "there were no winners" in the protracted conflicts over the de

5 things that have happened since Obamacare launched

Obamacare has survived a Supreme Court appeal, a government shutdown and ongoing challenges by opposing politicians. With few exceptions, every American must have health insurance by March 31 or pay a penalty fee.

Tall, white Stetsons; humorous truisms: Football coach Bum Phillips dies at 90

A Texas white hat crossed through the pearly gates Friday. "Bum" Phillips, the former NFL football coach, who led the Houston Oilers to glory and struggled with the New Orleans Saints, died at age 90.

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

A history of fright: Why we love haunted houses

When we look for fun things to do for Halloween, haunted houses are inevitably part of the list. With their costumed players, spooky music and darkened rooms, they present a great way to get the daylights scared out of you.

Four things we learned from government shutdown

Whew, it's all over, folks -- the twin crises of government shutdown and national default countdown. At least for now. This one wasn't easy. And we'll be talking about it for a while.

Is Apple's iPhone 5C a flop?

When Apple unveiled not one but two new iPhones last month, it was the dawning of a new strategy for the company, which for six years had championed its single iconic smartphone even as competitors rolled out an array of shapes, sizes and featu

Apparently This Matters: Wristwatch counts down to your death

Nobody wants to underwhelm when it comes to their final words on this planet. "Diane, toast me a bagel."

Official: Forged documents used in prison break from Fla. prison

Investigators ordered a statewide review of Florida's prison records to determine whether anyone has filed forged documents like the ones used in an elaborate escape. Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins, both 34, are considered "escapees" by authori