- N.C. math whiz to unveil secret of March Madness picks
- An appealing offer: Chiquita merges with Fyffes to make world’s largest banana firm
- Amnesty International says Syria guilty of war crimes for food blockade
- Mitch McConnell on beating tea party: ‘We are going to crush them’
- Adam Lanza’s dad: He would’ve killed me ‘in a heartbeat’
- North Korea holds election: 100% turnout, Kim Jong-un gets — 100% of vote
- Gentlemen, start your drones: Judge’s ruling opens door for commercial use
- Soldier who hid, bragged about not saluting flag to be punished — in secret
- ‘Maverick’ of the seas: ‘Top Gun’ school for U.S. ship officers to launch
- Putin declares Sochi Paralympics open amid Ukrainian protest
New Year's Day
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Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner has spent months getting in the habit of taking reusable bags on shopping trips, in preparation for the county's 5-cent tax on paper and plastic shopping bags that goes into effect Sunday.
Over the New Year's weekend, a pair of spacecraft the size of washing machines are set to enter orbit around the moon in the latest lunar mission.
The moon has come a long way since Galileo first peered at it through a telescope. Unmanned probes have circled around it and landed on its surface. Twelve American astronauts have walked on it. And lunar rocks and soil have been hauled back from it.
Research on whether financial incentives lead to weight loss is inconclusive, but that hasn't kept thousands of people off diet betting sites since they began sprouting in 2004.
Credit-rating agencies are taking a hard look at European Union countries and don't like what they see. Many of those nations won't enjoy a happy new year after their credit is downgraded. This will throw all of Europe into a financial tailspin.
Starting Jan. 1, getting shark fins, caffeinated beer, cough syrup or a tan is going to be tougher than it was in 2011.
Here's a prospective peek at the fun and games of 2012, with the promise that it will be a better year for somebody, somewhere.
Jennifer Harper's Inside the Beltway column is on hiatus until Jan. 4.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the crunch time of last-minute Christmas shopping are past, but retailers say they anticipate an equally busy Monday as shoppers take advantage of the three-day holiday weekend.