U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, (R-Mo.) a candidate for the U.S. Senate, over the weekend explained that he would ban abortion and didn't believe an exception was necessary in cases of rape -- because he's heard that women's bodies can shut down their reproductive systems and prevent becoming pregnant if they're "legitimately" raped.
The National Football League's referees ignited a storm of controversy Monday night -- by some accounts it was the third-most tweeted event in Twitter's history -- when they incorrectly called a touchdown that gave the Seattle Seahawks a victory at the expense of the Green Bay Packers. Politicians of all stripes have called on the NFL and its referees to reach an agreement.
Mitt Romney came out on top, according to most who Wednesday night watched his first debate with President Barack Obama. Romney was described as aggressive, while Obama was panned for being passive and listless.
Anchor Marco Werman explores the foreign policy credentials of Paul Ryan and Joe Biden with James Traub, a fellow at the Center on International Cooperation, and Ted Bromund, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation.
You may or may not recognize the band Thin Lizzy, but you probably recognize their song "The Boys are Back in Town." The lead singer of the band, Phil Lynott, died more than 25 years ago, but now his mom is speaking about the singer's early years.
Vice President Joe Biden came out swinging in Thursday night's debate, seeking to erase memories of President Barack Obama's bland performance a week ago. Instant polls gave him somewhat less than a victory — a title that perhaps should be awarded to the moderator.
The presidential debates have been getting increasingly feisty. But does that make for an effective debate? The World's Jason Margolis got some perspectives on debating from several immigrant high school students in Boston.