Until recently, Russia seemed unable or unwilling to do anything to head off a U.S. strike against Syria. Now, it's running with a plan to have Syria place its chemical weapons under international control. The strategy allows nearly all sides to save face politically.
Horse slaughter is banned in the U.S., but thousands of American horses are shipped to Canada and Mexico for slaughter every year. Investors argue restarting the practice in the U.S. would be better for business and offer a more humane end for horses that are neglected under the current model.
A proposed road in Alaska is pitting residents against environmentalists. The people who live in a remote village want better access to an airport with year-round flights to Anchorage for medical emergencies. But the road would cut through a wilderness area, which environmentalists say would set a bad precedent.
Many families of Sept. 11 victims still get phone calls as their loved ones' remains are identified by DNA testing. That includes Sandra Grazioso, a New Jersey mother who lost two of her sons in the World Trade Center attacks.
Over the weekend, a pair of sexually explicit presentations at a major tech conference laid bare a long-standing gender disparity problem in tech.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said the timing "could not be worse" and the decision to hold the drill was "just dumb." The airport apologized.
The naming of the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has sparked a political debate about the legacy of a long-serving former mayor.
Overnight, Syrian analyst Elizabeth O'Bagy became a prominent figure in the Syrian debate. She was fired Wednesday for falsely claiming to have a Ph.D.
In an interview, Archbishop Pietro Parolin said priest celibacy is not an untouchable church dogma. What his declaration signals, however, is still up in the air.
The underground lakes were found in the most arid region of a country where 40 percent of the population lacks access to safe water.
Military Times asked 750 active-duty personnel about whether the U.S. should take action against the Assad regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons. About three-quarters said no. While not scientific, the results do echo what some military personnel have said in interviews.
A federal appeals court said Tuesday that it would not dismiss a lawsuit accusing Google of wrongly collecting people's data and online activities through its Wi-Fi systems as its Street View cars crisscrossed the world.
Wondering if those glucosamine supplements will help your aching knee? Wonder no more. The nation's orthopedists list five treatments that don't do any good, and might do harm. It's part of an effort by medical societies to push for evidence-based treatments.
Wasted food creates billions of tons of greenhouse gases, and it costs us precious water and land. The rice lost in Asia and the meat wasted in rich countries contribute most heavily to the problem.
As part of a slide deck that shows how the NSA can use location information collected by mobile phone users, someone at the NSA apparently thought it would be amusing to play with images from Apple's "Big Brother" ad from 1984 and make allusions to Orwell's body of work.
Sports Illustrated is this week posting a five-part expose about the school's football program. Among OSU's alleged transgressions: money paid to players; tutors doing players' schoolwork; and women from a "hostess program" having sex with recruits.
Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday outlined a number of moves aimed at restructuring the Chinese economy and promoting moderate but sustainable growth.
Whenever a gridlocked Washington faces a money-related crisis — such as those involving the federal debt ceiling, the annual budget or sequestration — solutions involve small sideways moves rather than grand strategies. Still, the U.S. and global economies, while far from robust, are growing.
As the new school year gets underway, we're ask: Have you ever been the odd person out? We share the most poignant, uproarious stories from #Iwastheonly.
As the new school year gets under way, we're asking: Have you ever been the odd person out? We share the most poignant, uproarious stories from #Iwastheonly