The Senate Democratic leader's sharp attacks on political opponents have led Republicans to call him "detestable" and a "bully." But not enough Americans know Harry Reid to make him a useful villain.
The U.S. has announced several moves, including a visa ban on some officials and the potential to freeze the assets of individuals and institutions involved in the unrest.
The credit-card rivals will join others in the industry to push chip technology to replace the more vulnerable magnetic stripes on most cards in the U.S.
The media frenzy over the alleged founder of Bitcoin appeals to universal human curiosity. Mystery, intrigue, a dash of conspiracy! If that's not enough to turn Bitcoin into a household word, what is?
The study finding that men who prey on women in bars don't have to be drunk to behave badly really hit a nerve. So did the notion that if women drink, they're more likely to be targeted.
Stokely Carmichel popularized one of the best known and most polarizing phrases of the civil rights era: "black power." Historian Peniel Joseph shares his new book Stokely: A Life.
Piper Kerman's TV tie-in prison memoir, Orange is the New Black, has hit half a year on the list.
Nora's life is changed by a new student's family in The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud, at No. 14.
In The Future of the Mind, Michio Kaku surveys current science of the human mind. It debuts at No. 3.
Debuting at No. 3, Lorrie Moore's Bark is a collection of eight short stories.
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
A right-wing extremist killed 77 people and injured hundreds more in 2011. The island where most of his victims were cut down will be bisected. The gap will be a reminder of those who were lost.
Health insurers across the country have agreed to share information about how much new customers are costing their health plans. The figures will be used to calculate future rates.
Choe Ryong Hae, believed to have replaced Kim's executed uncle, Jang Song Thaek, is being shown again on official television after disappearing from public view.
Scientists are studying gliding reptiles to help develop the next generation of small airborne robotic devices.