Dr. Townes shared the Nobel Prize in 1964 for his work on lasers, in a career that included advising on lunar landings, verifying Einstein’s theories and creating an atomic clock.
The U.S. stock market is rising slightly at midday as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's latest policy statement.
A new national survey of mobile owners found that one-third did not take any precautions to protect their phone and the data on it, NBC News reports.
How much would you pay for a drug that could prolong your life? £1 million? Try 10 times that amount.
A female soldier at Guantanamo Bay says an order barring women from jobs that require physical contact with male prisoners makes her feel less of a soldier.
The latest increase added to the previous week's build of over 10 million barrels, which was the biggest in 14 years.
Sears Holdings has laid off 115 of its corporate workers, including 100 at its headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Danny Meyer has seen a lot of success in the restaurant business, but the Shake Shack IPO could mean a $141 million payday.
The White House is giving up on a costly fight with Congress over the Obama administration's increasingly unpopular proposal to effectively end 529 college savings plans.
A judge says a woman whose newborn baby was found dead at a Detroit-area recycling center is expected to appear in court.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's sister has donated $100 million to Northwestern University, which the suburban Chicago school says is the largest single gift in its history.
A Los Angeles-area man was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting, torturing and killing his nearly 3-week-old daughter.
A 28-year-old man was charged Tuesday with killing a couple who traveled to rural Georgia seeking to buy a 1966 Ford Mustang through an advertisement placed on Craigslist, an online classified ad service.
Unlike the US, Europe's central banks might actually lose money on their bond buying, says Ron Insana. And what happens then — who bails THEM out?
The chief of police of Los Angeles believes Waze "poses a danger to the lives of police officers in the United States."
The American public would rather see Congress fix Obamacare than allow it to unravel in the Supreme Court.
Sen. John McCain weighs in on the debate over "American Sniper" and comments by filmmaker Michael Moore.
Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife, June, took their charitable efforts all over the South: from storm-damaged Alabama towns and impoverished pockets of West Virginia to a donation center run from their backyard in suburban Atlanta.
What do Dwight D. Eisenhower, Barack Obama and the cast of Boardwalk Empire have in common? They've all been dressed by Auschwitz survivor Martin Greenfield.
Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone left behind a successful career in fashion to share her story of resilience. Watch "Voices of Auschwitz" Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.