The ribs of a 240-million-year-old fossil holds clues to how the first turtle shell evolved. And its skull shape seems closer to that of lizards and snakes than to an ancestor of dinosaurs and birds.
The decision is part of a growing backlash against symbols of the Confederacy following last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a black church in South Carolina.
The Obama administration says the U.S. will continue to try to prevent hostage situations — and the Justice Department says it "does not intend to add to families' pain" if they pay ransoms.
Speaking about her mother at a church on Tuesday, Clinton said what had kept her mother going was "kindness along the way from someone who believed she mattered. All lives matter."
Scientists are trying to predict what might happen if genetically modified salmon escaped growth facilities. It's a scenario often raised by critics who don't want the FDA to approve sale of the fish.
Breweries are grappling with more weather extremes — heat waves, snowy winters, heavy rains and drought. Many are coming up with creative ways to adjust to their changing environments.
New prosperity brings new problems. For example: What does a government do when aid money for condom handouts is dwindling?
Cubs fan Keith Hartley got a round of applause for focusing on making the catch – and not disturbing his infant son Isaac, who kept enjoying his bottle while his dad lunged over the rain tarp.
A small but growing number of employers tie financial incentives to losing weight and exercising. The cost of nonparticipation can be so high that critics question whether workers have a true choice.
The death of Baltimore man Freddie Gray was a homicide due to a "high-energy injury" to his spine that resulted from "acts of omission" by the police, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Children as young as 3 years old will step in to right the wrong if they see someone being mistreated, a study finds. But they aren't as keen as 5-year-olds to dole out punishment.
The thousands of tons of meat has an estimated value of more than $480 million – but it also posed serious health risks, officials said.
According to one document published by WikiLeaks, "the main sticking point" for President Nicolas Sarkozy back in 2010 was "the U.S. desire to continue spying on France."
Once seen as a rising star in the GOP, the 44-year old Indian-American has seen his presidential hopes dim even before he gets in, as he's expected to do.
Michel Martin hosts a live storytelling event around police and community relations in Los Angeles. Join the online conversation by using #StreetsAndBeats.
Bulgaria has long been a drug trafficking hub. As recently as the the 1990s, the government looked the other way. Now an EU member, it's working to stop the flow of Afghan heroin into Europe.
As president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili boldly took on much larger Russia in a 2008. He promptly lost. Now he's a governor in another country, Ukraine, which is also doing battle with Russia.
NPR reported today that the Department of Veterans Affairs didn't locate and compensate some 4,000 men exposed to mustard gas during World War II.
Defense attorneys for the two convicted football players successfully argued that a juror had intentionally withheld information that he was raped.
Instagram wants to be a source for your news. The photo-sharing app is rolling out an update that features trending tags and a beefed-up search tool that should help it compete with Twitter.