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Canadian athletes hold up the national flag during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Sen. Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, and some question his eligibility to run for president in the U.S.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:03

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to declare for president, but some question whether he's eligible since he was born in Canada. Legal scholars, though, believe he can.

A photo taken on Feb. 12 shows the Eiffel Tower in Paris through thick smog.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:56

According to one company that measures air quality, the French capital last week briefly dethroned New Delhi and Beijing as the world's most polluted city.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, arrives Sunday for a walk-through for today's speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., in which he is expected to formally launch his campaign for president.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 07:46

The Texas Republican's early focus will reportedly be fundraising and the caucuses. He faces what's likely to be a crowded Republican field for the 2016 presidential nomination.

Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at the International Association of Firefighters forum in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 06:58

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced his presidential bid Monday on Twitter. If the early campaign trail is any indication of how 2016 will go, the staunch conservative will be exactly who he's always been.

Satellite separation during the Falcon 1 ABS/Eutelsat launch.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 06:42

CEO Elon Musk's decision to put photos in the public domain was spurred by a Twitter follower who asked why SpaceX had merely placed its images on Flickr and elsewhere with a Creative Commons license.

With the advent of, teachers no longer have to dip into their own pockets to pay for classroom supplies.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 06:03

Since launched in 2000, teachers have been able to crowdfund rather than use their own money to pay for supplies. A broader look at the site's data shows who needs what.

The Phi Kappa Psi house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville was at the center of rape allegations contained in the <em>Rolling Stone</em> story. The magazine acknowledged that its reporting had been flawed, and the campus ban on the fraternity was subsequently lifted.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 05:51

Also, the magazine will publish an outside review of its reporting that resulted in the flawed story about the University of Virginia student who said she was raped during a fraternity party in 2012.

Sen. Ted Cruz needs buzz, money and to be taken seriously. He hopes he can accomplish that by getting in early.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 04:03

Cruz has not been the buzz candidate so far in the GOP's 2016 discussions — nor the media's. In fact, he has seemed at times a bit of a faded rose, a skyrocket that has spent much of its sparkle.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 03:56

Texas issues specialty license plates at the behest of private groups or individuals. At issue before the Supreme Court Monday is whether the state can reject messages that are offensive to some.

"Don't you someday want to see a woman president of the United States of America?" Clinton asked with a glimmer in her eye at the EMILY's List gala earlier this month.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 03:56

The former secretary of state is expected to announce her presidential candidacy soon. In recent weeks, she's given speeches to women's groups, pointing to a likely shift in tone from 2008 to 2016.

R. James George Jr.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 03:03

R. James George Jr. started his legal career as a clerk for the first African-American Supreme Court justice and once defended rapper Tupac Shakur. But he's also a staunch First Amendment defender.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 02:42

The year 2020 will be the first time the census will be available online. But the Census Bureau must persuade hard-to-reach groups to take the survey. So they're doing a practice run in Savannah, Ga.

Light shines through the chlorine stained windows in the blood testing area at Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, Monrovia, Liberia.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 02:38

After a year of Ebola, the virus is largely contained in Liberia. But an already-fragile health care system has been devastated, and crucially important health care workers have died.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 02:33

The limit for healthy drinking may be less than you think — one drink a day for women and two for men, according to the CDC. New strategies are aimed at helping heavy drinkers reduce their intake.

Sen. Ted Cruz, wife Heidi, and two daughters Catherine, 4, left, and Caroline, 6, practice waving on stage at Liberty University before Cruz's Monday presidential campaign launch.
Sun, 03/22/2015 - 23:34

With a midnight tweet, Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce he is running for president. But Cruz faces an uphill climb against better-funded and better-known candidates.


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