Most of the nation's chicken meat is grown by contract farmers who get ranked against each other when it's time to get paid. Critics say someone always ends up losing — and, too often, deep in debt.
A judge's decision Wednesday to overturn a Nebraska law that allowed the pipeline guarantees the legal fight will continue for at least several more months.
The jackpot is estimated at $425.3 million, with a cash payout option of $242.2 million. That's one of the largest in U.S. history — but far from the record.
Judging from an opponent's attack, you could easily conclude that Sen. Mark Begich opposes a lifeline to the small Aleutian village of King Cove. But the opposite is true.
WhatsApp makes a text messaging app that works on all major smartphone operating systems. Founded in Silicon Valley less than five years ago, the company has 55 employees.
The competition is fierce: the defending South Korean champion, a 15-year-old Russian phenom who has thrilled the figure skating world, and three Americans heading into Thursday in the top 10.
The National Gallery of Art is named as a potential escape hatch for the oldest private art museum in Washington. The Corcoran Gallery has faced financial hurdles in recent years.
The $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees will help build the first new U.S. nuclear power plants in more than three decades. The announcement brought quick criticism from some environmentalists.
One year ago, Lauryn Williams had never tried bobsled racing at all; she was only elevated to the elite U.S. women's team 11 days ago. Wednesday, she made Olympic history.
Critic Alex Gilvarry calls Jason Porter's first book "a humorous insight into the human condition."
Chick-fil-A's plan to ditch antibiotics in its birds is part of a small but growing trend. Driving the growth is concern about the risks associated with routine use of antibiotics in farm animals.
Only one third of teenage girls have gotten the recommended three shots of HPV vaccine to protect against cervical cancer. Doctors are trying to figure out what will get them in the door.
Talks in Vienna about Iran's nuclear program kick off what could be a year of negotiations. Negotiators are seeking a deal to follow the temporary agreement now limiting Iran's nuclear program.
President Obama is meeting with heads of state from Canada and Mexico. These North American neighbors are often called the "three amigos." They are expected to talk about trade and border security.
It's a busy day in Sochi: At the rink, the Russian men's hockey team was knocked out and the U.S. men's team faces the Czech Republic, while at the track, the U.S. women hope to medal in bobsledding.
The U.S. and European powers are hoping that the government and protesters can restart a political dialogue. But they have few levers of influence. Russia has plenty of leverage, but different aims.
Police in Kiev continue to try to clear protesters from the streets of the Ukrainian capital, where violence has left both police and demonstrators dead.
With his gold medal win Wednesday in the Giant Slalom, American skier Ted Ligety cements his place as the world's greatest in the sport. Tamara Keith reports from Sochi with details on Ligety's run.
Light has long been used to treat people with various illnesses, including Seasonal Affective Disorder. Now, researchers at the Lighting Research Center at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute are looking at whether light can be used to help patients with Alzheimer's disease sleep better and experience fewer behavioral issues. Robert Siegel discusses the studies with Mariana Figueiro of the Lighting Research Center, as well as with geriatric psychiatrist Guerman Ermolenko.
Clashes between the demonstrators and police renewed in Ukraine on Tuesday, leaving at least 25 dead, and on Wednesday protesters stormed the central post office.