Chinese novels have dwelt mainly on the past and present. Liu Cixin is starting to change that. His science-packed, futuristic best-sellers explore the cosmos, and offers commentary on current events.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was ordered to pay the fine — the largest ever charged a public utility — for the San Bruno explosion and fire that killed 8 people.
Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.
Some people say a new UNESCO report is grounds for an F: 58 million kids still aren't in primary school. But maybe a better grade is A for effort — significant progress has been made.
Passengers can hail the popular three-wheeled vehicles using an Uber app. Fares are set by the state.
Politicians have basic rules about photo ops. This week, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa learned one more: don't get on the wrong side of an "I'm With Stupid" T-shirt.
Satellite imagery of a coral atoll in the South China Sea show the reef is growing. A U.S. military official likens Beijing's land reclamation to building a "great wall of sand."
Bi Fujian, one of the country's most popular television presenters, recently ran afoul of his employer, state-run CCTV, for a parody song he performed at a private banquet.
An inquiry exonerated Michael Slager of claims he used excessive force against an unarmed man he thought was a suspect. Slager was charged with murder this week for killing an unarmed man.
Attendees with permits can carry guns at the convention hall in Nashville, Tenn., but not at an arena across the street. Firing pins will be removed from display guns – just like at other gun shows.
The national recall covers several products with a "best by" date of May 11 or May 15. The products are predominantly the "Classic" variety of the hummus, in a range of sizes.
B. Ramalinga Raju, the founder of the computer services company that collapsed in 2009, and two of his brothers were among those convicted of defrauding shareholders.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that any arrangements must respect Iran's interests and dignity. And he questioned the need for talks, if they don't trigger the sanctions' removal.
It is a sex ed rite of passage for teens across the country. But do egg babies really teach kids about the hardships of parenting?
The attack by what are being called cyber jihadists began Wednesday night, when screens showing TV5Monde went blank, with normal programming replaced by a message: "Je suIS IS."