Vladimir Putin took a deliberate jab at President Obama, just when the two nations are attempting to make a deal on Syria. Putin is not only seeking to have the upper hand in U.S.-Russia relations but to teach Obama a lesson.
An initiative in New York City is designed to nudge the families of overweight kids and teens to change the way they eat with fruit and vegetable prescriptions. The big incentive? Free produce as well as tips on how best to cook and economize.
"This is the real deal. Voyager 1 has finally reached interstellar space; the first time a spacecraft has been in the space between the stars," says one project scientist. Launched in 1977, the probe has been surveying the solar system.
The blaze began Thursday afternoon in an ice cream shop and spread to adjacent structures within a few hours.
In a tweet, the 200-million-user microblogging service said it had confidentially submitted the paperwork for a planned IPO.
After decades without any reported cases, dengue fever seems to be getting a foothold in the U.S. In 2009, it surfaced in Key West. This year, 18 cases have been reported this summer in Martin County, Fla.
Outreach workers are going from concerts to oyster festivals to urge uninsured people to sign up for coverage. The state received $15 million in federal money to spend on marketing a health insurance exchange that opens Oct. 1.
We can help you learn to do just thank, thanks to newscaster Korva Coleman's helpful audio guide. Supposedly, being able to say that word can cure you of any Friday the 13th fears.
Tunisia's Islamist ruling party is trying to avoid the fate of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which was recently ousted by the military. But it's feeling the heat. As in Egypt, security issues and economic pressures are fueling discontent. Tunisians are increasingly blaming the government.
Massive flooding has left three people dead in Colorado. But there is one bit of good news.
A doctor at a British hospital was asked to figure out a way to improve the staffers' dismal use of guidelines for better asthma treatment. So he made a low-budget YouTube video they could watch on their phones. In two months, doctors' knowledge of the guidelines doubled.
Georgi Markov was killed in 1978 at a bus stop in London, where an assassin wielding a ricin-tipped umbrella jabbed him in the thigh.
U.S. Park Police removed the more than 30-year-old encampment overnight, taking advantage of a moment when it was left vacant.
Chipotle is betting that it can sell even more burritos by lambasting Big Food companies that drug animals in the name of profit. That's the message of a new short film and game the company launched Thursday that takes a cue from advocacy films like The Meatrix.
Do discussions about issues affecting women of color overlook Asian-Americans? One writer says yes and wants to change that.
More than 2 million Syrians are refugees in surrounding states. Germany has become the first European country to take in a contingent of refugees, saying they can stay for two years.
The venerable probe has finally departed for interstellar space, but there's a reason the news might give you a feeling of deja vu.
When dictionaries add trendy words like "twerk," they're prioritizing the fleeting language habits of the young, says Geoff Nunberg. And our fascination with novel words tends to eclipse subtle changes in the meanings of old ones — "which are often more consequential," he says.
A new PBS documentary looks at King's legacy as a both a tennis champion – she has a record 20 Wimbledon titles – and the leader of a female player uprising that demanded fairer treatment and pay. She tells Fresh Air about the challenges of being a female player before there was a women's league.
The Duke of Cambridge, a new father and second in line to the throne, is leaving after seven years in the RAF. "Flight Lt. Wales" has been a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot. He'll now focus on his royal duties and charity work.