If a mother has an infection or the flu during pregnancy, can it raise the risk of autism for her child? A new study out of Denmark suggests that the answer is "probably not" and "maybe" and that the issue definitely needs more study.
Sweet dreams on an airplane generally are reserved for first class passengers. And United Airlines is sweetening that dreamy proposition for their premier passengers with a new turn-down service on long-haul international flights. Upon request, crew members will make up a passenger's flat-bed suite, plumped up with a new sleeping cushion with a 250 thread-count cover, plus the airline's standard duvet, pillows and Philosophy-brand toiletry kit.
After ousting its coach days into the new season, the Los Angeles Lakers today announced the hiring of Mike D'Antoni to lead the talented NBA team.
It was a Cinderella story taken straight from the script of a Disney classic. On Friday, Charlie Beljan thought he was dying at the Magnolia Golf Course in Florida, with his professional golf career also about to take a potentially fatal blow. But two days later the American rookie was celebrating his first victory on the U.S.-based circuit, retaining his Tour card for 2013 after a win at the appropriately named Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.
Republicans and Democrats alike voiced confidence Sunday that a deal could be struck to avoid tumbling over the so-called "fiscal cliff," though specifics on such a deal remained vague.
Seven days after voters cast ballots, a slate of races for the U.S. House of Representatives remain unresolved with vote tallies that are too close to call.
In an election that broke boundaries, Hawaii elected the nation's first practicing Hindu to the U.S. House of Representatives.
With Florida finally called and the 2012 presidential election falling into the rear view mirror, here's a look at another reason why President Barack Obama won re-election: The Democrats held their "blue wall" -- the cluster of eastern, Midwest and western states that have traditionally gone Democratic and were crucial to his victory.
When history speaks: Lincoln's three lessons for an Obama second term
Rep. Paul Ryan said his election loss with Mitt Romney last week was painful but argued the president won re-election "fair and square," according to the congressman's interviews with local news outlets in Wisconsin on Monday.
A cadre of top labor leaders are headed to the White House on Tuesday to press their concerns about the fiscal cliff.