60 genes linked to autism risk

Researchers have found dozens of new genes that may play a role in causing autism, according to two studies published Wednesday in the medical journal Nature.…

US economy chugging along at 3.5% growth

Closeup of dollar bill, money, George Washington

Trish Parisy/SXC

The economy had a smooth summer.

Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic activity, increased 3.5% between July and September over the same…

Business strikes back with user reviews

In business, it might pay to keep the customer happy, but how far should you go just to keep the peace?

Thanks to new technology, a bad review now cuts both…

Suspect ID'd in national park vandalism

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park

D Mason

It's a bad idea to deface national parks. It's even dumber to tag your vandalism across four states and have the images go viral among vexed nature enthusiasts.…

One job, two lives: Being LGBT at work

What did you do this weekend?

This seemingly innocuous question from a co-worker makes Sam uncomfortable and anxious. He lies or avoids answering the question…

Mukpo: Ebola 'more intense than anything'

Ashoko Mukpo

Taylor Wilson/Nebraska Medical Center

Ashoka Mukpo had seen the horrible things Ebola can do.

Ski star Miller's horse racing dream

He's won six Olympic medals on two legs, but Bode Miller's future will ride on four.

One of the finest skiers of all time, the American's obsessive attention to…

Movie theaters ban Google Glass and other wearables

That idea you had about bringing your Google Glass to the movie theater to surreptitiously record Ben Affleck bare all in "Gone Girl"?

Don't even think about it…

Jennifer Lopez: I've felt abused in the past

Jennifer Lopez, 2012 Oscars 2

Styke Dimas/CNN

Not all abuse leaves physical scars, and that's a reality Jennifer Lopez is exploring in a new memoir.

Massachusetts child rape suspect arrested

A Massachusetts child rape suspect who was wanted in connection with a cross-country series of sexual assaults, kidnappings and armed robberies has been…

Study: 30% of shrimp products misrepresented

You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it and saute it, but one of America's favorite seafoods -- the humble shrimp -- might not be what you think it…

Zaha Hadid's Iraq: 'Math was like sketching'

When I was growing up in Iraq, math was an everyday part of life.

My parents instilled in me a passion for discovery, and they never made a distinction…

Sign up for 'Wasting time on the Internet' 101

You can now get college credit for watching all those cat videos.

The University of Pennsylvania is offering a class next semester titled "Wasting time on the…

Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Tim Cook at Apple event

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, acknowledging publicly for the first time that he is gay.

Hillary Clinton could end up alone in Iowa

Imagine if Iowa held a caucus and nobody but Hillary Clinton showed up.

Democrats of all stripes, including Clinton allies, have predicted for months that the…

Woman in catcall video gets death threats

Woman harassed in NYC

Rob Bliss Creative

What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into fodder for death and rape threats against the woman in the viral video.

ISIS subjects Yazidis to 'rape, sex slavery'

Jana was a 19-year-old in her final year of high school, with dreams of becoming a doctor. Then, ISIS came to her village last August, and her world…

"I thought life would be better after the recession. Not worse."

--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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