A special election next month in Florida's 13th Congressional District is being touted as an important preview of the upcoming mid-term races. Polls suggest it's a tight race and that will likely turn on which candidate does a better job getting his or her supporters to come out and vote.
Islamabad's a pretty quiet place at night. That's no big surprise in a capital full of forts and road blocks. But that's not the case at the city's latest landmark, the Centaurus Mall, where Pakistanis, young and old, flock to a place that feels far removed from the problems of Islamabad.
Over-all health care cost increases have slowed dramatically, but consumers may not notice it. Many face higher deductibles, co-pays and out-of-pocket maximums as employers' insurance plans try to encourage them to pay more attention to health care costs. One big problem is health care price information is often not available.
The Oscar-nominated film tells the story of Ron Woodroof, an AIDS patient who fought the system to get what he needed to survive. But screenwriters Melisa Wallack and Craig Borton had to fight to get the movie to the big screen, with Borton turning to alcohol and drugs along the way.
Two math majors at Reed College in Portland. Ore., created a wintery masterpiece: A snowball weighing about 800 lbs. The students built it on the quad, but decide to roll it down a walk. Then the snowball took off down a hill and smashed into a dorm wall so hard it crushed it.