Firefighters from the US Air Force Academy are in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this week competing in the World Firefighter Combat Challenge. The competition combines the most physically demanding aspects of a firefighter's job and condenses them into an all out sprint.
"It's built upon tasks your supposed to... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia police records show Bill Gates, Jay-Z and other celebrities have received official escorts similar to the one officers gave actor Charlie Sheen last month.
Records obtained by The Associated Press reveal other celebrities received escorts within the last year, as did college and... more »
Paul Allen has become the latest billionaire to sign on to a challenge by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to get America's wealthiest people to donate the bulk of their riches to charity.
In a statement Thursday, Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Gates, said he plans to leave the... more »
Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, former President Bill Clinton and Arianna Huffington. That's a good start.
GOP Chairman Michael Steele, Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Check.
They're all on the guest list for the annual Ideas Festival in Aspen this week.
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The brightest minds in politics, technology, academia and economics are among those in Aspen this week for the annual Ideas Festival.
Both political parties have representatives scheduled to speak at this year's event, which began Monday and run through Sunday. GOP Chairman Michael Steele is on the list, and... more »
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett are launching a campaign to get other American billionaires to give at least half their wealth to charity.
Former Gates Foundation CEO Patty Stonesifer says Gates and Buffett have been campaigning for the past year to get others to donate... more »
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and several other business executives want the U.S. to dramatically increase spending on clean energy innovation.
Gates and other members of the American Energy Innovation Council are releasing a report Thursday calling for annual government spending of $16 billion - more than triple the current... more »