The case, which ended in a mistrial earlier this year, drew national attention because of its racial overtones. Dunn, a white man, said he shot a black teen because he felt threatened.
When given their choice of contraceptives for free, almost three-quarters of sexually active teenage girls chose long-acting options like the IUD or hormonal implants, a study finds.
Scientists wince when people blame every big tropical cyclone, heat wave or drought on a shifting climate. But now some are trying to figure out just what the evidence for such a link would be.
The social networking site will not change its requirement for people to use "real" names on their profiles, but it will adjust how alleged violations are reported and enforced.
A proton beam therapy center in Indiana is closing, and insurers are reluctant to cover the treatment for common cancers. But plans for three new proton therapy centers for the D.C. area are still on.
Chinese mainlanders visiting Hong Kong have expressed amazement, even jealousy at the polite, civic-spirited and considerate crowds of protesters. But some on the mainland see activists as traitors.
A Civil War-era law that encourages whistleblowers to turn in their employers has been successful at exposing corporate fraud.
It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House. Maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.
Over 1 billion people around the world are studying English. Now they have a new test to see how they're doing — and if you're curious, you can see how your language skills measure up.
The efficacy of the Secret Service has come under scrutiny lately, after an armed man ran into the White House. Under pressure from lawmakers, the service's chief resigned.
Omar Gonzalez was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts, including entering a restricted building with a weapon. Gonzalez allegedly jumped a fence, then ran into the White House.
Mauritius won't let in anyone who's been to an Ebola-affected country over the past 60 days. That mindset won't stop the outbreak. But it could deal a blow to the Pan-African economy.
With money and manpower, the European Union hopes to help stop the Ebola outbreak. But the EU has a long-term goal as well: Improving health care in West Africa to prevent future medical crises.
A nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital learned that the man had flown to the U.S. from Liberia, but that information was not communicated to doctors making the diagnosis, the official says.
A drug being tested against Ebola makes use of new scientific insights that could prove useful for treating other illnesses, including one that is inherited.
There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?
Hong Kong media are providing wall-to-wall coverage of the protests calling for the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, but in mainland China there has been little mention of the unrest.
She's an aquamarine puppet with a mission: Stop the practice of open defecation. That's a tall order for a 6-year-old Muppet. But she's up for the job: "Let's face it. We all got to go."
Following the first confirmed case of an Ebola patient diagnosed with the disease after reaching U.S. soil, the Centers for Disease Control and the news media caution against an overreaction.
Royalty and licensing payments accounted for almost a third of the amount paid to doctors by drug and device companies. The total exceeded the amount spent on speeches, consulting and meals.