Critics say the benefit program discourages people from seeking jobs. The Obama administration is announcing grants to 10 states to find a better way to get recipients back to work.
A Los Angeles criminal court judge has organized a running club made up of residents from Skid Row's Midnight Mission. This weekend, the club is running far away from home.
Following the Bloody Sunday crackdown in Selma, Ala., Martin Luther King Jr. called for support across the U.S. People of different races and religions flocked to the state. Three of them look back.
Army Times is reporting that members of a platoon at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, used racial slurs against one another during what they called "Racial Thursdays."
Gov. Chris Christie is defending the state's $225 billion settlement for decades of contamination at two refineries as a "good deal." But Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists say otherwise.
Famous for her legal pen, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has now written a short essay for a different reason: Passover.
The president's message was to mark the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian new year. The U.S. and its allies are talking to Iran over the Islamic republic's nuclear program.
The main forces fighting the self-declared Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq, are Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militias. Despite decades-long animosity between the nations, local Sunnis are joining them.
New York City medical examiners used DNA testing to identify Matthew David Yarnell of New Jersey, a 26-year-old vice president of technology of the Fiduciary Trust Co.
With a little help, scientists say that seaweed growing along the Maine and New Hampshire coasts could become the "kale of the sea." The first step is teaching chefs and consumers how to enjoy it.
Norfolk island, home to descendants of sailors who mutinied on the HMS Bounty in 1789, will be administered from Canberra beginning next year.
President Obama told the Prince that Americans like the royal family "much better than they like their own politicians." He may be right.
Chanel says it is aligning the cost of its handbags worldwide. The move reacts to the depreciating Euro, and aims to stop people from buying up the classic bags to sell at a profit in other countries.
Britain's financial community was worried last year when the West began imposing sanctions on Russia. But it turns out that only encouraged wealthy Russians to pump more money into Britain.
The musicians who live in countries along the Nile rarely got to meet — until the Nile Project came along. Now they learn from each other, make records together and are currently touring the U.S.
Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists are still exchanging fire and inflicting casualties at hot spots in eastern Ukraine. The separatists haven't withdrawn heavy weapons, Ukrainians say.
Court documents show victims of the 2013 hack could get as much as $10,000 apiece.
Garner died last July after being placed in a chokehold as he was being arrested for selling loose cigarettes on the sidewalk. A grand jury decided not to indict the officer involved in the death.
When actress and writer Laury Sacks started losing words fast, her best friends, who happened to be filmmakers, captured her experience. Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury shows how they reached her.
Israel's prime minister tells NPR he doesn't want a "zero-state solution" that will jeopardize Israel's existence. Separately, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat accuses Netanyahu of "exporting fear."