A college student getting help from his parents may be below the poverty line. The mother who earns $23,000 a year is not.
Also: Blaze near Yosemite continues to spread; orders for durable goods plunged in July; trial of former Chinese politician ends; Nelson Mandela nears his 100th day in a hospital.
The young singer's twerking at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards is getting tons of attention. Was her performance boring, offensive or great (or possibly all three)?
The huge fire is threatening some of San Francisco's power and water services. Southern California Public Radio has put together a multimedia tool to follow the fire and the fight to bring it under control.
American officials say there's little doubt the Assad regime used chemical weapons to kill scores of people last week. As U.S. Navy ships close in, analysts say it's likely that cruise missiles will be fired at Syrian "command and control" centers in coming days. The goal? Alter Assad's behavior.
Relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been tense for years. A recent soccer game seemed to ease the friction, at least temporarily.
The flavors may be sweet, but it's still tobacco. That's why tobacco control advocates are trying to restrict sales of candy- and fruit-flavored tobacco products, which they say lure in teenagers.
The election is still 15 months away, but the negative ads are already flying as Sen. Mark Pryor tries to hold on to his seat. His GOP challenger, Tom Cotton, is a freshman congressman who is hoping to help the Republicans take control of the Senate.
Children with multiple medical problems are a huge expense for state Medicaid programs. Critics say that care could be managed better, saving money and reducing unnecessary tests and treatments.
From Warsaw to Wuhan, people around the world love dumplings. They're tasty little packages that can be made of any grain and stuffed with whatever the locals crave. But where did they come from? Some think prehistoric people may have been cooking them up.
Joseph Burden and Martin Niverth, officers with the segregated D.C. police department, were both assigned to patrol the March on Washington. Burden, who is black, worked while wishing he could participate. And Niverth, a white man, was surprised to be assigned a black partner for the day.
Staff Sergeant Ty Michael Carter is receiving the nation's highest military honor. He feels privileged, but says "I would never tell any soldier or service member, 'Hey, go out and get the Medal of Honor', because of the amount of pain and loss and tears that has to be shed in order to receive it."
Masters champion Adam Scott didn't think his good round was good enough Sunday at The Barclays. His only hope was that the other players still on the course — Tiger Woods and Justin Rose among them — might find it as difficult to close out a victory as Scott has over the years.
A perennial power in youth baseball, Japan rallied past Chula Vista, Calif., 6-4 on Sunday to win its ninth title and third in four years.
A notorious cargo train, known as "the Beast," was carrying at least 250 Central American migrants when it derailed in a remote region of southern Mexico on Sunday. At least three people were killed and 20 injured, authorities said.
Muriel "Mickie" Siebert bought a seat on the exchange in 1967 and was also the first woman to head one of its member firms. She died Saturday in New York at age 80. The cause was complications of cancer.
Drew Dinkmeyer was an investment analyst. Pretty steady job, right? He left that job - in this economic climate - to become a full-time fantasy sports player.
As Egypt plunges into unrest amid the military-backed government's crackdown on demonstrators, the country's Christian minority has been targeted by Islamic extremists. Their fate mirrors conditions faced by Christians across the Middle East.
The 197-year-old publication is predicting a bitterly cold 2013-2014 winter.
In an interview with The New York Times, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg also called the current court "one of the most activist" in history.