NASA scrubbed the eagerly-anticipated test flight of its new Orion spacecraft on Thursday morning after experiencing technical glitches.
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The number of reported sexual assaults in the military rose 8 percent in the past year, which the Pentagon said is a sign of significant progress but is likely to increase pressure for changes in how the cases are handled.
Starbucks launched a mobile order-and-pay-ahead option in the Portland, Oregon, area this week as it prepares to expand the offering nationally over the next year.
The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.89% in the week that ended Dec. 4, hitting the lowest rate since May 2013, from the prior week's average of 3.97%, according to a Thursday report from federally controlled mortgage-buyer Freddie Mac .
The Department of Homeland Security is on a hiring spree for 1,000 full-time workers to carry out President Obama's executive actions on immigration -- even as Republicans in Congress battle each other over how to stall the "amnesty" before it starts.
Spending $25 per woman per year on full sexual health services would dramatically reduce mother and baby deaths and give women the choice of smaller, healthier and more productive families, according to a UN report on Thursday.
A week after grilling hamburgers in his backyard in November 2011, business consultant Kenneth Koehler became violently ill.
At least 10 Pakistani children who received blood transfusions have tested positive for HIV, officials said Thursday, with a leading medic predicting the discovery could be just the "tip of the iceberg".
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was cut to neutral from buy by UBS analyst Michael Lasser on Thursday.
U.S. stocks opened lower Thursday after the prior session's record finish.
The European Central Bank slashed growth and inflation targets for the next two years, saying outlook deteriorated since forecasts were published in September.
Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc said it would buy Microsoft Corp's 17 percent stake in its Nook business, comprising e-readers, e-books and college bookstores.