Sledge is perhaps best known for his hit "When A Man Loves A Woman." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
African health officials are partnering with the U.S. to build a continent-wide Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal is a more rapid response to health emergencies, such as Ebola.
Medicine's move into the computer age has great potential for improving care. But patients and doctors still face serious challenges in adapting to the rush of new technology.
P-22, as the mountain lion is known, typically lives in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. Attempts to dislodge him from under the home have failed.
Researchers from the Dark Energy Survey used data captured by one of the world's most powerful digital cameras to put together the largest contiguous map of dark matter created.
A judge on Monday gave the 10 defendants a chance to negotiate with prosecutors. They each face up to 20 years in prison for their role in the largest cheating scandal in U.S. education.
A vote in the Foreign Relations Committee could come as soon as today. The White House has threatened a veto, saying any congressional action could imperil talks with Iran on its nuclear program.
The name "Clinton" remains magic for many Americans who got jobs, bought homes and invested savings in the 1990s. But key elements of "Clintonomics" may not be popular with today's Democratic voters.
On gay rights and immigration, Republicans running for president, like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, are trying to navigate a tricky course between their party and the country at-large.
The GOP still has the health care law in its sights, but now also promises to do away with Obama's opening to Cuba and nascent deal on nuclear development with Iran.
Rancher Cliven Bundy successfully stood down Bureau of Land Management agents near Las Vegas. He's considered a symbol for a national movement to wrest Western lands from U.S. agencies' authority.
Cancer treatment is increasingly expensive, even for patients who have insurance. Some doctors advocate discussing the costs of cancer treatment as they would hair loss, pain or other side effects.
In a small community in southeastern North Dakota, tension between compassion and faith is ever-present in residents' attitudes toward same-sex marriage.
The sheriff's office says Robert Bates, who was volunteering on an undercover operation, mistakenly pulled out his handgun instead of his stun gun and shot the suspect as he struggled with deputies.
Rubio spoke to NPR about his run for president, Indiana's religious freedom law, the president's deal with Iran and immigration.
Alaska Airlines Flight 448 returned to Seattle, after the pilot heard "banging from beneath the aircraft." It turned out that a ramp agent had fallen asleep in the cargo hold.
The Florida senator could be the youngest Republican in the presidential field, but he is fully confident he has the experience to lead.
French-style eaux de vie have made a comeback in the U.S. thanks to the farm-to-table movement. Dozens of distilleries are now crafting dry, fragrant spirits from fruits that might have been wasted.
Three of the Blackwater security guards were found guilty of manslaughter and voluntary manslaughter, while a fourth was convicted of first-degree murder.
Retailers rely on systems that require workers to be ready to work a shift — whether or not they end up working. The state attorney general is looking into the way big retailers handle scheduling.