Kristy Bledsoe

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Youth Unemployment Is The Next Global Crisis

NEW YORK -- The next global financial crisis has already started, in the form of nearly 75 million unemployed young people around the world.<p>If this mass of jobless youth doesn't find work, the consequences will be dramatic, a group of politicians and economists at the Concordia Summit here Friday …

DIY Cereals That Taste Better Than Store-Bought

By Lynn Andriani<p>Attention, cereal addicts: These six just-sweet-enough bowls full of goodness are about to become your new favorites for breakfast (or whenever the munchies strike).<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>DIY Cereals That Taste Better Than Store-Bought

Countdown to shutdown

Friday<br>Sept. 20<p>11 days<p>House<p>Passed a measure that would fund the government through mid-December and <b>defund president Obama’s health-care law</b>, known as Obamacare.<p>Monday<br>Sept. 23<p>8 days<p>Set next<br>vote<p>Senate<p>Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) called up the House bill, known as a continuing …

Eyewitness: Maringa, Brazil

First published on Sat 28 Sep 2013 05.38 EDT

Inside the brutal and hopeless world of Mumbai's trafficked teenage sex slaves

It was pitch black as I stumbled through the labyrinth of the dark corridors of a large brothel house in Kamathipura, Mumbai's notorious red-light district. I'd been told to hide my camera under my scarf, not to speak and not to make eye contact with anyone. With my hand I felt the filthy walls …

Government shutdown: 18 times the government has gone dark

Women's Health Groups Sue Texas Over Its New Abortion Law

More than a dozen women's health care clinics have filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas, seeking to revoke parts of a controversial health law that puts new restrictions on clinics that provide abortions.<p>The law, House Bill 2, was signed by Gov. Rick Perry this summer after a contentious …