A 1968 federal law allows debt collectors not only to garnish wages but to take from a debtor’s bank account. Consumer advocates say the outdated law is overly punitive and out of touch with reality.
While the police shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Mo. has caused high tension among the city’s residents, another shooting near Dayton, Ohio has been met with a more measured response.
For three centuries, Scotland has been part of the U.K. Until recently, it looked likely to stay that way. But some voters have changed their minds and recent polls show independence ahead by a nose.
Much of the U.S. oil industry wants to lift a ban that followed the 1970s energy crisis. But those worried about the possibility of higher gas prices and climate change want to keep the ban in place.
Journalist Jeffrey Stern traveled to Guinea to find out why it took so long to figure out that the Ebola virus had struck. He tells a riveting and revealing tale in this month’s “Vanity Fair.”
Microsoft is buying the company that created the video game Minecraft, which has a loyal following in part because of the freedom it allows players — including freedom from pressure to buy add-ons.
A special compensation fund for victims of the faulty ignition switch has issued its first report, which makes clear GM will pay claims for more than the 13 deaths it says were linked to the defect.
So, you want to be a science professor? Good luck. Highly educated, relatively low-paid postdoctoral fellows may drive U.S. biomedical research, but they’re training for jobs that don’t exist.
The U.S. military plans to establish a medical base in Liberia to help stop the Ebola epidemic. It will build 1,700 new treatment beds and train up to 500 health care workers every week.
The attacks were conducted in support of Iraqi Security Forces, marking the first time the U.S. has used air power outside of its original mission to protect U.S. assets.
Boggs changed the lobbying profession by recognizing how power in Washington was becoming more diffuse.
The president is expected to announce a new U.S. effort to help stop the Ebola outbreak. What kind of help should the U.S. provide? We asked two specialists.
Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it’s a matter of supply and demand.
President Obama awarded the medals to two soldiers who served in Vietnam. Bennie Adkins, who suffered 18 body wounds, reflects on “a horrible, horrible type of battle.”
The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they’re finding ways to keep the arts alive.