Every year, police and sheriffs' departments receive hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of military-style equipment from the Pentagon. The equipment is passed on with the intent to fight drugs and terrorism, but it was on display in Ferguson, Mo., where it was used for crowd control during protests there.
For more on the challenges of supporting internally displaced persons in Iraq, Robert Siegel speaks with Kieran Dwyer, the spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Dwyer responds to criticisms of the U.N. agencies trying to help.
Cricket flour is a thing, and it's showing up in protein bars and baked goods. A few companies are testing the water to see if Americans can get on board with cricket as an alternative to meat or soy.
The Affordable Care Act has allowed many young adults to stay on their parents' insurance. A study suggests the coverage may be helping more of them get treatment for mental health issues.
In an emergency meeting in Brussels, the European Union also called for an investigation into possible crimes against humanity carried out by Islamic State militants.
Since it was created in 2012, the MiTú network has been rapidly expanding to meet demand for Latino Web content. Now, it's partnering with Televisa, a Spanish-language media company.
An analysis of hospital charges in California couldn't explain the wide variation in listed prices for routine lab work. Teaching hospitals and government-run hospitals charged the least.
Sen. Brian Schatz leads Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic Senate primary by a slim 1,635 votes. Two remote precincts, damaged by Tropical Storm Iselle, could hold the decisive ballots.
The Great American Junk Drawer is a scrap yard, a time capsule and a box of curiosities and memories. It can also be a Rorschachian reflection of your life.
A 19-year-old woman and her 21-year-old boyfriend are being held in connection with the brutal death of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.
Future outbreaks of superbugs that resist treatment will test the American health care system's ability to respond. A prominent patient advocate says we need to be ready.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot an unarmed black teenager is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran. Police also released data about a robbery they say is related.
Ukraine's president said a "significant" part of a Russian armored column said to have crossed the border overnight was destroyed by Kiev's artillery.
Deejays talk about it. Singers sing about it. Press conferences are broadcast live. Liberia's radio stations are devoting much of their airtime to spreading the word: Ebola is real.
The shooting of Michael Brown may raise questions for students, and teachers need to be prepared.
Instead of meeting demonstrators with tear gas, police walked with them.
There are happy snails. There are lonely snails. And there are lost snails. This one is lost. Totally. But it sings.
A health educator working in Sierra Leone says her organization, Doctors Without Borders, is "at max capacity" and more help is needed to control an outbreak that is still raging.
Most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. But Uganda is trying something different.
Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.