In Crimea — the semi-autonomous peninsula in southeast Ukraine — there is so far no resistance to the Russian forces and their Crimean supporters blockading military sites, controlling transportation hubs and guarding government buildings. Attention is now focusing on whether Russian leader Vladimir Putin will stop at Crimea or order his troops into eastern Ukraine, which also has a sizeable pro-Russian population.
Joseph Dear, the chief investment officer of CalPERS, the nation's largest public pension system has died. He helped the fund recover from substantial losses incurred during the recession.
Secretary of State John Kerry will head to Kiev to meet with and show support for officials of a Ukrainian government that's less than a week old. That government is trying to stand firm.
After days of heavy rain, the sun came out just as the 86th annual Academy Awards got underway in Los Angeles. The big acting awards went to Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett.
More than two dozen people have been knifed to death in what Chinese authorities are calling a terrorist attack in a railway station over the weekend.
President Obama spoke to the leaders of Britain, Germany and Poland on Sunday, and together they expressed "grave concern" over Russia's move to assert control over the Crimea region of Ukraine.
As electronic cigarette companies get bold with advertising, anti-smoking groups fear the ads will lure teens and get them hooked on nicotine.
In 2002, the Supreme Court banned the execution of the "mentally retarded." Monday the court is looking at the case of a convicted man who says Florida's definition of mental disability is too strict.
An accident at the site appears to be more serious than first disclosed. Nobody knows what happened, but it's shaping up to be a major setback for the nation's only dedicated nuclear waste dump.
In the Chicago suburb of Lockport, the owner of the Big Run Wolf Ranch took his small tiger out for a stroll. Even though the cat was on a leash, he faces misdemeanor charges.
An accident at a nuclear waste site in New Mexico appears more serious than initially thought. Government officials and private contractors say 13 people have been exposed to radioactivity at the nation's largest nuclear waste dump.
Movie critic Kenneth Turan reviews "Non Stop." He says the crisp, efficient thriller benefits from the intangibles that Liam Neeson brings to the role of a US air marshal dealing with a nightmare scenario.
On Broadway, Thursday is about to become the new Wednesday. Several shows including "Phantom of the Opera" plan to move the traditional Wednesday matinee to Thursday. David Greene explains why.
Emily Keeler stayed calm and took to social media. She wrote, "Everything is closed, no one is here." She asked if she should head to the bedding department for the night.
With the ouster of pro-Russian Ukrainian president, tensions are rising in Crimea — home to Russia's Black Sea Fleet. Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev transferred the Crimean peninsula to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1954. David Greene examines that decision and Russia's ties to Ukraine with Nina Khrushcheva, the Soviet leader's great granddaughter, and a professor of international affairs at The New School in New York.
When it goes live, it will allow poker players in the two states to sit down at the same virtual table, and the states will split the revenues. But some in the casino industry are against it.
Armed men are patrolling two airports in the Ukrainian province of Crimea, and Ukraine's acting president is blaming Russia. Russia says its troops have nothing to do with it.
Delta is making radical changes to its Sky Miles frequent flier program. It is rewarding the customers who buy the most expensive tickets instead of giving miles equally based on miles flown.
The Oscars are this Sunday, and Hollywood stars will flock to the red carpet with hopes of getting an Academy Award. But even those who don't get a trophy, still get a pretty nice consolation prize.