Kudzu bugs spread into DC area, southern Delaware, Arkansas

The pea-sized bugs look a bit like ticks, can suck one-fifth of the yield out of a soybean field, and travel by highway. In the 5 1/2 years since they were first spotted in Georgia, kudzu bugs have spread 400 to 500 miles ...

After Paris attacks, US and UK discuss privacy vs. security

President Barack Obama argued Friday that a resurgent fear of terrorism across Europe and the United States should not lead countries to overreact and shed privacy protections, even as British Prime Minister David Cameron ...

Biggest reservoir for Brazil's largest city is running dry

Halfway through the rainy season, the key reservoir for the hemisphere's largest city holds just 6 percent of its capacity, and experts warned Friday that Sao Paulo authorities must take urgent steps to prevent the worst ...

VC firms rain down cash on tech startups, is bubble brewing?

Cash rained down on startups in 2014, as venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into new U.S. companies—levels not seen since before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001. Strong technology IPOs are luring investors ...