They Might Be Giants' members have been making quirky, smart — some say geeky — pop songs since the early '80s. They found early success with songs like "Birdhouse in Your Soul" and a cover of the novelty tune "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)." More recently, the group has been writing children's songs.
Twenty white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., have settled their reverse discrimination case with the city for $2 million in back pay, additional pension benefits and interest. The city will also cough up about $3 million to cover the firefighters' legal costs.
Today, a federal court heard arguments from a group that wants it to issue a restraining order to stop Texas Gov. Rick Perry from sponsoring a prayer and fasting rally planned for Aug. 6 in Houston.
As we reported last month, Perry, a potential presidential candidate, called on his fellow Americans and his fellow governors to join in him in "asking God's forgiveness, wisdom and provision for our state and nation."
Scientists would like to know more about how cells work. But seeing what's happening inside a cell isn't easy. It's dark in there, and even if you shine a light, many of the critical chemical reactions are invisible.
Now, a team of researchers has found a way to reveal the invisible by attaching what amounts to a reflective tag to a chemical called RNA, a close relative of DNA. Molecules made of RNA have a variety of important jobs inside cells and frequently, doing those jobs requires the RNA to shuttle from one part of the cell to another.
Negotiating Palestinian statehood was an early priority for President Obama's administration. But these days, U.S. diplomats are spending much of their time trying to stop the Palestinians from going to the United Nations to try to win diplomatic recognition.
Palestinians say they have no other choice, since negotiations are deadlocked.
Some former Israeli officials came to Washington this week to urge the U.S. to help.
With the Army’s current emphasis on saving money and cutting costs, running operations at Blue Grass Army Depot has become a tougher job. But the depot’s new deputy commander, Steve Sharp, believes he is ready for the challenge. Sharp became the new deputy commander/civilian executive assistant for the depot on April 24. As the new CEA, Sharp is the commander’s right-hand man and the highest-ranking civilian on the depot.
This evening is looking pretty dramatic for Congress. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who has been working hard to shore up the 217 votes he needs to get his budget bill through the House, will bring the bill to the floor of the House for a vote.
And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that if it passes, the Senate will take its own vote on the measure immediately after.
"As soon as the House completes its vote tonight, the Senate will move to take up that bill. It will be defeated," Reid said on the Senate floor.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will be brought to Cairo to stand trial next week, a top judiciary official said Thursday. It would be the first time he has returned to the capital since he was ousted from power this spring.
Mubarak, 83, faces charges in the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the revolution that toppled him. He will be tried, along with his sons and former interior minister, in proceedings set to begin Wednesday.
Drug dealers and methamphetamine cooks in Logan County are taking advantage of funding cuts and manpower shortages at the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force and the Russellville Police Department. The task force that investigates drug crime in Logan and Simpson counties is down from six investigators to four, and funding has been cut for the second straight year, hindering efforts to track and prosecute drug dealers.