The troops would beef up the effort to train more Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. Some 3,000 American troops are already in Iraq to provide security or to train and advice Iraqi troops.
A few years ago, smoking was so common in Beijing that doctors, nurses and patients would even puff away in hospital hallways. Now the city is trying — again — to ban smoking indoors. It isn't easy.
A federal appeals court has upheld sweeping abortion restrictions in Texas that supporters say protect women's health. Opponents say the decision could leave just seven or eight clinics open.
The nation's high school graduation rate is at a record-high 81 percent. Why? Because states are doing good things ... or using some sleight of hand.
Commercial bakers and restaurants use liquid egg in dozens of foods, from cakes to mayonnaise. But the price has shot up 240 percent since May, as U.S. poultry farms reel from an avian flu outbreak.
It was a workplace necessity not long ago. Now voice mail is the latest mode of communication to be phased out by the digital age. Companies big and small are cutting it to save time and money.
The San Francisco Giants are now the second team in major league history to toss no-hitters in four straight seasons. Pitcher Chris Heston helped the Giants in their 5-1 win over the New York Mets.
Already California's poet laureate, the prolific Chicano writer bears an enduring fascination for his native state — and a passion for teaching that's likely to shape his time in the new role.
As the playoffs began, the Warriors were viewed as nearly unstoppable, particularly against an inferior Eastern Conference team in the NBA finals. The Cavaliers dominated most of Tuesday's game.
You read that right. And yes, punk rock is dead.
Police were called to break up a fight at a neighborhood pool. One officer ended up forcing a girl to the ground and pulling his gun on two other unarmed teens.
With its new News app Apple is doing something that has already been done, but it has an undeniably large built-in consumer base: hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users.
The joint NPR/ProPublica probe found the charity raised nearly half a billion dollars after 2010 Haiti earthquake, but has little to show for it.
Up to half of all results from biomedical research laboratories these days can't be replicated by other science teams. Why not? Myriad flubs slow progress in the hunt for cures.
Vincent Musetto, who wrote what some consider one of the best headlines of all time, died Tuesday at the age of 74.
Senators hear from Inspector General and whistleblowers about recent lapses.
Protesters are marching against the president's plan for a third term. Some 100,000 refugees have fled. The fear is that Burundi, one of the world's poorest countries, could slip back into civil war.
It's believed Richard Matt and David Sweat, two convicted murderers, used power tools to drill through obstacles and escape through a large pipe, finally emerging through a manhole.
Some big states have been moving to limit the numbers of people they send to solitary but officials say it's necessary to maintain control and, in some cases, protect the prisoners themselves.
The world's biggest seed company wants to buy the world's biggest pesticide company, Syngenta. Syngenta is playing hard to get, but a veteran industry executive says the deal may happen.