Protests escalated Monday night as police tried to push back demonstrators who defied orders to disperse. Attorney General Eric Holders will travel to the Missouri city on Wednesday.
This third-largest wildfire in California's history struck the area near Yosemite National Park. Since then, controversy has broken out over whether to log the trees and replant seedlings.
While agreements with 10 more unions need to be reached by Tuesday night, the deal struck with two of the Met's major unions represents a major turning point in a bitter dispute.
The Yazidis are a small religious minority and have faced persecution again and again over the centuries. Some say it is now time to leave Iraq for good.
Dorian Johnson was with Michael Brown on the night that he was shot by police in Ferguson, Mo. Freeman Bosley, Johnson's attorney and a former mayor of St. Louis, speaks about the situation.
Requested by the family, a preliminary, independent autopsy has found that Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot six times by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.
Women have been moving for their husbands' jobs for decades. But today, more men are following in their partners' footsteps — and grappling with the implications for their own careers.
President Obama returned to Washington to hold White House meetings on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.
As U.S. deputy commander in Iraq until January 2011, Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero oversaw targeting for airstrikes during 17 months of the troop surge there. He tells Robert Siegel that for such strikes to be effective, they must be one part of a larger, overarching strategy.
Men, women and children began lining up hours before the new facility opened — only the third Ebola treatment center in a country where the virus is spreading with alarming speed.
The Ebola outbreak has been spreading through Liberia with alarming speed, yet for weeks there have been only two places in the whole country where people infected with the virus could get medical care. Doctors Without Borders just opened a third facility.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited the White House to brief President Obama on the latest federal response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo. FBI agents are set to finish canvassing for witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown, and more federal peacemakers will arrive to try to ease tensions.
The state produces a lot of energy, but environmentalists and the oil industry are joining to combat wind power companies as they try to expand.
Chances are you know someone in your workplace who refuses to take a vacation. Or maybe it’s you. Research shows that one out of seven workers entitled to paid vacation time didn’t use it this past year.
Some managers prefer when their employees don’t take a vacation.
"Somewhere around 13 percent of U.S. managers are more likely to promote people who don’t take all of their vacation days," says Nancy Koehn, historian at the Harvard Business School.
Other companies want to fix this problem - so, they’re paying for their employees’ vacation expenses. In 2012, the company FullContact began offering their employees about $7,000 a year for a vacation.
"The perception of managers and workers is that somehow people who never take any vacation, or are always doing their job, are somehow better team members and are more productive," says Koehn. "But the evidence on all of that is unambiguous. People who take time off are actually less stressed, more focused and more productive."