Avoiding Facebook faux pas in the workplace Instead of just seeing coworkers in the office hallway, employees are now running into their colleagues in cyberspace. And that kind of interaction can get a bit tricky.4:50 p.m.
Co-sculptor of Walker icon dies Coosje van Bruggen, half of the sculpting team that created Spoonbridge and Cherry at the Walker Arts Center, died on Saturday at the age of 66.4:54 p.m.
Was the election stolen? Republican Norm Coleman's campaign says the recount in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race was invalid and unreliable. Some conservative critics have gone further. They suspect the recount was rigged. But members of the state Canvassing Board defend their work as "thorough, open and bi-partisan."5:24 p.m.
Gray wolves delisted -- again The agency lifted federal protection for the wolf once before, in 2007, but lawsuits by conservation groups resulted in court rulings against delisting. The question is likely to end up back in court.5:50 p.m.
House Passes Children's Health Measure
The House signed off Wednesday on a bill that expands SCHIP, a popular health insurance program for children from low- and moderate-income families. The Senate is likely to follow the House's lead, clearing the way for an early political win for President-elect Obama. He has promised health insurance coverage for all U.S. children.
Geithner Tax Woes Examined
Revelations Treasury Secretary-designate Timothy Geithner did not pay some taxes when he worked for the International Monetary Fund may have roots in the way the IMF pays its American workers. Donald Williamson, chair of the accounting department at American University, offers his insight.
Gaza War Complicates Upcoming Election In Israel
Israeli voters go to the polls Feb. 10 to elect a new parliament and a new prime minister. But the election has taken a back seat to the war in Gaza, the outcome of which could have a profound effect on the major contenders: Benjamin Netanyahu, Tzipi Livni and Ehud Barak.
Shinseki Vows To Overhaul VA
Retired Gen. Eric Shinseki, President-elect Barack Obama's pick to head the Department of Veteran Affairs, has promised to modernize the agency. Shinseki appeared Wednesday before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee at his confirmation hearing.
Holder May Face Grilling At Confirmation
Attorney General-designate Eric Holder faces the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday at his confirmation hearing. Republican committee members say they will challenge Holder on his involvement in controversial pardons by President Clinton, but analysts expect him to be confirmed without much trouble.
Labor Eyes Passage Of Pro-Union Legislation
Labor unions have new hope that after eight years of hostile policies from the Bush administration and Republican leaders in Congress, they might regain some of their old organizing strength. They're pushing a measure that would make it easier for workers to unionize. Business groups have vowed to stop them.
Unemployed Without Benefits: A Couple's Struggle
Barbara and Gary Ratner, who live in Atlanta, aren't eligible for unemployment assistance, so they're seeking creative ways to make ends meet. The couple — in their 60s — have drawn $10,000 out of retirement and are considering dropping their health insurance.
Word Score! Scrabulous Returns As Lexulous
Last year, the popular, albeit unauthorized online version of Scrabble disappeared in a puff of lawsuits — leaving hundreds of thousands of word enthusiasts in the lurch. Now, the creators of Scrabulous have quietly relaunched a new version of the game — but Scrabble guru Stefan Fatsis says it won't cut it for the purists.
A Bridge Project Built To Span Theatrical Worlds
Director Sam Mendes leads a three-year endeavor that brings together British and American stars of stage and screen for performances of classic works. First up: two plays from two very different traditions.
In Bid To Survive, Citigroup Looks To Shrink
Citigroup, long the definition of a financial services conglomerate, is planning to get smaller fast. Citi announced Tuesday that it is splitting off its brokerage unit, Smith-Barney. Citi is reportedly preparing to undo many of the acquisitions that took place over the past decade.