Even Syrians who made their way to Russia long before their country's civil war are finding life tougher since the war started, with employers exploiting their desperation for a safe home.
In Washington, D.C., a local commissioner is working to get Sen. Francis Newlands' name removed from a fountain. Newlands was an outspoken white supremacist who tried to repeal the 15th Amendment.
To help end the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Michael Sharp sits among the banana trees and talks with the fierce fighters about memories of the past and dreams for their children.
Scientists are growing mock organs made of human cells to better study diseases and to help test drugs. Researchers at Johns Hopkins are working on a gut-on-a-chip.
Twenty-one other bodies were pulled from the Java Sea near Borneo. The Airbus A320 crashed Saturday with 162 passengers and crew aboard.
Will Republicans have to prove they can govern and will Democrats be totally irrelevant? Will the president's veto pen get a workout? Here's a second look at some wisdom about the next Congress.
Doug Williams, one of the country's most vocal critics of the polygraph test, will go on trial in January. For decades, he has helped people "beat" the test by exploiting its shaky science.
The executive order targets three North Korean entities and accuses the Pyongyang regime of "destructive, coercive cyber-related actions."
It may never be clear whether the late New York governor passed on the 1988 and 1992 presidential cycles — his natural turn at bat — for reasons related to politics or his personality.
We looked back at the most popular posts of 2014 and found many of them were about eggs. So we asked: What makes this everyday food so intriguing?
Video shows a young woman seemingly consoling a young man sitting next to her by running her hands through his hair. Then she realizes something. The Internet is now rife with speculation.
Kim Yo Jong, who is said to have recently assumed a key leadership role, has reportedly married the son of the secretary of the ruling party.
James Cole says his decision to approve subpoenas for reporters' phone records, amid national security leaks, "was a very, very tough call. At the end of the day, I'd probably have to do it again."
It's a scene that reflects China's competing trends: Buddhist monks release fish into Shanghai's Huangpu River to "free" them. A few yards downstream, fishermen quickly scoop them up.
Gambling revenue in the former Portuguese territory has fallen for the first time in more than a decade as Chinese officials fear a conspicuous display of wealth.
Reid, a former boxer, is fine and "will return to Washington this weekend and will be in the office Tuesday," his office said.
The vessel, carrying about 450 people trying to reach Europe, has been taken under tow after smugglers jumped ship.
The clarification to a previous opinion means gay marriages will begin in the state next week. The judge says the issue of gay marriage is settled.
Fitness programs typically don't have much staying power. People are already saying adios to Zumba and Pilates. The cheapest and simplest routines are more likely to be keepers. Think down dog.
The speech catapulted Cuomo onto the national scene and cemented the three-time New York governor as one of the last avatars for New Deal liberalism.