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Insomnia doubles risk of heart attack, stroke, research shows
Sleep difficulties, a problem for as many as 70 million Americans, can double one's risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a study.
Law school grads find supply exceeds demand for new lawyers
In 2011, more than 44,000 students graduated from the 200-odd U.S. law schools accredited by the American Bar Association. Nine months after graduation, only a bit more than half had found full-time jobs as lawyers.
Energy-drinking troops experience sleepiness on the job
U.S. service members in Afghanistan battle zones who consumed three or more caffeine-charged energy drinks a day were prone to sleepiness and dozing off while on guard duty, according to a report.
Obama seeks to avoid Katrina comparison with Sandy response
President Barack Obama on Thursday promised residents of New York and New Jersey hit by superstorm Sandy that they will get a coordinated federal, state and local effort to rebuild their devastated neighborhoods.
VIDEO: Hostess brand going out of business
The company that makes Twinkies and Ho-Hos is going out of business. Hostess Brands announced Friday morning that it is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations.
VIDEO: Pelosi laughs off "offensive" age question
Rep. Nancy Pelosi laughed off a question as offensive about whether her staying on as House Minority Leader would prevent younger members from assuming leadership roles.
2012 has 90 percent chance of becoming warmest year on record in U.S.
This year has a 90 percent chance of ending as the warmest on record in the lower 48 states, the U.S. National Climatic Data Center said Thursday.
AAA predicts increase in Thanksgiving travelers
Airfares are down, gas prices are lower, hotel rooms are a smidgen cheaper and money is tight all around, according to the annual Thanksgiving travel survey produced by AAA. But 43.6 million people plan to move about the country.
McAfee warns consumers of the '12 Scams of Christmas'
Operating on the theory that forewarned is forearmed, McAfee is exposing what it calls it “Top 12 Scams of Christmas” that criminals plan to use to rip off consumers as they shop online this holiday season.
Top 10 ways to get a Black Friday bargain
On Friday, Nov. 23, millions of consumers will flock to stores to take part in the Black Friday shopping experience. They are drawn by the promise of bargains and the thrill of mixing it up with throngs of fellow shoppers.
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