Poll Finds Optimism for Gulf's Eventual Rebound
By wide margins, Americans think that the damage from the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico -- both environmental and economic -- will eventually be overcome, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
Baby’s first bacteria depend on birth route
C-section newborns may harbor fewer helpful microbes than infants born vaginally
Lucy fossil gets jolted upright by Big Man
Partial skeleton suggests ancient roots for humanlike walking
Union Ad Presses Maine's Senators
Government employees' union presses Maine's Senators to support jobs and taxes bill.
Budget 'will save UK from ruin'
Chancellor George Osborne says Britain is on the "road to ruin" if "tough" action is not taken in the Budget to cut the deficit.
Would you have your genes sequenced?
Saudis gold guesstimate doubles
Estimates of the amount of gold reserves by Saudi Arabia are doubled to 323 tons after an accounting change.
US state studies 'digital plates'
California considers allowing advert-broadcasting digital number plates on cars in a bid to raise money for the cash-strapped state.
California weighs using digital number plates to run ads on cars
California weighs advert-broadcasting digital number plates on vehicles in a bid to raise revenue for the cash-strapped state.
BP 'was told of fault on oil rig'
A Deepwater Horizon rig worker says he identified a leak in its equipment weeks before the blast that caused the Gulf oil spill.
Belarus 'to pay Russian gas debt'
Belarus says it will settle its gas debts within two weeks, after Russia started cutting supplies in a dispute over payments.
Black Eyed Peas set downloads record
Black Eyed Peas single I Gotta Feeling is the first music single downloaded more than a million times.
The Early Word: Father's Day, the Sequel
President Obama gives Father's Day an extra day in the sun.
Falls cost NHS millions each day
Falls among elderly people may be costing the NHS up to £4.6m a day, the charity Age UK has warned.
Ai Miyazato is new No. 1 in women's golf
Women's golf has a new No. 1 player in Ai Miyazato of Japan.
Club ecstasy 'disappearing'
Real ecstasy pills have almost vanished from Britain's clubs over the last two years, a Radio 1 Newsbeat investigation suggests.
Minimum wage to rise 2% in autumn
The coalition government says it will increase the minimum hourly wage by 2% in October to £5.93 an hour.
Government shuns strike law call
The government has slapped down calls by business leaders for changes to rules regarding strike ballots.
BP suffers third rating downgrade
Rating agency Moody's downgrades BP's credit rating, adding to concerns over the outlook for the beleaguered firm.
High-speed rail link up for sale
The 68-mile London to Folkestone high speed rail link is being put up for sale by the government.