The man who painted the Sistine Chapel was actually young once, copying the works of other masters before he became one himself. The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, has just acquired a painting done by Michelangelo Buonarroti from when he was 12 or 13 showing St. Anthony being attacked and tormented by demons.
More cases of swine flu were reported in the U.S. and abroad and officials took new steps to contain the spread of the illness. Health experts assess the latest news and explain what the public needs to know. Continue reading
The World Health Organization raised the pandemic threat level for the swine flu outbreak to a phase 5, meaning a a pandemic, or global outbreak of a serious new illness, is imminent. Continue reading
The World Health Organization raised the threat level of the swine flu Wednesday and a child died of the illness on U.S. soil. The CDC’s Dr. Richard Besser provides an update on the government’s response. Continue reading
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on a challenge by a Texas community to strike down an extension to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal recaps the day in court. Continue reading
Last month, President Barack Obama lifted 8-year-old restrictions on federal funding for most embryonic stem cell research. Continue reading
The House voted Thursday to impose a 90 percent tax on some bonuses at AIG and other bailout-funded companies. Editorial writers describe reaction to the controversy across the country. Continue reading