The Obama administration's decision not to challenge pot legalization in Washington and Colorado is reverberating in states where regulation of medical marijuana has been scant.
The brutal attack shocked the nation and led to changes in India's laws about violence against women and sexual assault.
An Indian court has sentenced to death the four men convicted in the December gang rape and murder of a young New Delhi woman. The death sentence, handed down Friday, must be confirmed by India's High Court. The men can appeal their case to the Supreme Court, and ask the president for clemency.
Many Syrians have fled their homes and sought refuge in neighboring countries. But Israel and Syria are enemies, and Israel hasn't opened its gates to Syrians fleeing the violence. But it has helped about 200 injured Syrians get medical attention. The Syrians come to Israel at great personal risk.
Planthoppers are champion jumpers - launching themselves upward, hundreds of times their own height, in just a couple milliseconds. They achieve this feat with the help of cog-like teeth on their legs — the first mechanical gear system ever found in nature.
The chemistry of dozens of streams and rivers across the U.S. is changing. Waters are becoming more alkaline — the opposite of acidic. And the reason is counterintuitive — researchers believe that acid rain is to blame.
Jews across the world are sitting down to a big meal before Friday's Yom Kippur fast. And many of them are eating kreplach. Some say these strange-sounding-yet-good-tasting dumplings are a holiday meditation on our inner and outer selves. Or maybe they're just a delicious example of the peasant cooking of Eastern Europeans.
Lessons in optimism from very ill children inspire pediatric oncologist Jim Olson in his hunt for better treatments for brain tumors. If a boy too sick to get out of bed can still find a way to have a snowball fight with his older brother, then Olson figures he can find ways to improve brain surgery.
Thomas Weller would have died in a snow bank in 1966 had a stranger not helped him. Weller has been helping strangers in the same way ever since.
California's minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill passed Thursday by the state Legislature. Gov. Jerry Brown indicated earlier this week that he would sign the measure.
Already stripped of his Tour de France titles, Armstrong lost another link to his once-legendary cycling career Wednesday, returning the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Dolby's inventions helped remove the hiss from tapes and screen Star Wars in Dolby Stereo. He was 80 years old.
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.