A gang rape case in India's capital has attracted international attention. But sexual assaults are a nationwide problem, and authorities are often dismissive of victims, particularly in rural areas. One woman tells her story.
The government is considering adopting a national happiness index. But how do you measure happiness?
When she was younger, Myra didn't realize her mom, Bonnie Brown, was "different" than most. Her mother's intellectual disability was only something she realized later when her mother told her, "I know I am not like your friends' mothers, but I'm doing the best I can."
A Texas-based promotions company has sued the disgraced cycling champion for more than $12 million, paid to him for several of his record seven Tour de France wins. And there's word Armstrong is under federal investigation, a year after a federal criminal inquiry ended without explanation.
A symposium on "racist" stereotypes in American sports has renewed questions about the NFL team's name. One activist said that two-thirds of team names with Native references have been changed since 1970
Four out of five Americans were either directly or one stepped removed from unemployment. And many of them are seeing the glass half full.
Why do people in the South face a higher stroke risk? Classic fried and sweet Southern fare may have a lot to do with it, according to research that sliced and diced regional eating habits.
Obtaining the materials to make weapons-grade uranium or separated plutonium is harder than making a nuclear weapon, experts say. That's why the U.S. is engaged in a global effort to try to keep the specialized products out of hands it deems dangerous, like Iran.
When salmon are ready to leave the ocean and go back to their birthplace, they use magnetism to find their home river. But scientists fear fish born in hatcheries might have a poor sense of direction if they're raised in places surrounded by man-made objects that drown out the planet's natural magnetic field.
One of the polling industry's oldest brand names is calling in an outsider to do a comprehensive review after its election polls last year consistently favored Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
The 15-year-old's shooting death became a rallying cry for gun control advocates. Senior advisor Valerie Jarrett and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will also attend the funeral.
As Fashion Week opens in New York on Thursday, all eyes will be on the Lincoln Center catwalk. But the real business of fashion will be happening a short distance away in the city's Garment District, the resource-rich laboratory that has launched the careers of countless designers.
The report also found that Latinos and Asian-Americans born in the U.S. are more likely to support abortion and gay rights than their foreign-born parents.
Hollywood blockbusters usually do well in China. But last year, Lost in Thailand, a scrappy, slapstick comedy that cost less than $5 million to make, raked in $200 million in just seven weeks. It's now the highest-grossing Chinese film ever. It begins a limited run in the U.S. on Friday.
The State of the Union address has always been a tough act to follow, no matter who delivers the opposing party's response. Since the first response was televised in 1966, it has often seemed doomed to be ignored and forgotten.
What killed the dinosaurs? It's history's ultimate murder mystery, and for decades the prime suspect has been a giant asteroid. New data suggest that it struck right before the extinction. But scientists say it still may not tell the full story of what happened to the dinosaurs.
What killed the dinosaurs? It's history's ultimate murder mystery, and for decades the prime suspect has been a giant asteroid. New data suggests that it struck right before the extinction. But scientists say it still may not tell the full story of what happened to the dinosaurs.
The Obama administration has relied heavily on its drone program, but prefers not to talk about it. Yet drones and interrogation practices came under scrutiny as CIA nominee John Brennan testified before a Senate committee.
The administration's proposal calls for insurance companies to provide contraceptive and sterilization coverage, rather than hospitals, universities and charities affiliated with religious groups. The approach failed to satisfy leaders of the Catholic Church.
Rowan Atkinson crashed his McLaren F1 in 2011. It's been repaired and the bill set what news outlets say is a U.K. record.