The report by the Equal Justice Initiative says that the number of victims in the American South was more than 20 percent higher than was thought, and that the phenomenon was a form of terrorism.
The evening news anchor had stepped down voluntarily after he said on air that a helicopter he was on had been hit by fire over Iraq. He later admitted he had "misremembered" the episode.
Stewart let the news slip during a taping of his show today. Comedy Central said Stewart will remain at the helm of the influential satire show until "later this year."
Education officials would identify the children and parents would have six months to get them to lose weight. If they don't, after another six-month period, parents could face a hefty fine.
The former Army intelligence analyst, who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified information, will write for the newspaper's U.S. website. She won't be paid.
Gay rights advocates have asked a federal court to order probate judges in Alabama to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Robert Siegel speaks with grad student Jeff Nichols about his recent find of footage from the 1915 SS Eastland disaster in Chicago.
A poll shows that Americans have no clue about the percent of the budget pie that is directed to foreign aid. But maybe it's not our fault.
Strawberry farmers have dropped a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis, and the university has hired a new strawberry breeder. But the future of academic berry breeding is uncertain.
Robert Siegel speaks to Emory University epidemiologist Dr. Saad Omer about his research into state laws covering non-medical vaccine exemptions.
Russia's seizure of Crimea has been widely criticized. But what if Crimea was given away illegally to Ukraine back in 1954? Russian lawmakers are hard at work on their own version of history.
Despite an uneasy relationship to the health law, insurance brokers are touting their expertise and helping Texans sign up for Affordable Care Act insurance.
With gas prices down, a growing number of states are turning to a gas tax increase. New Jersey looks at following suit to fund much-needed projects, but some drivers aren't eager to pay up.
A record number of Americans are studying abroad. Educators say that's good, as it promotes better cross-cultural understanding. But many in the field worry the influx of technology and social media may be hampering students' ability to fully immerse themselves abroad.
The family of Kayla Mueller released a statement on Tuesday confirming her death while being held hostage by ISIS militants. Mueller's death raises questions about whether U.S. policies made it more difficult to save her.
The Obama administration is creating a new agency to gather and distribute intelligence on cyber threats more quickly. The agency is modeled after the National Counter Terrorism Center, created after Sept. 11 to improve information sharing across the U.S. government.
Illinois' new Republican governor is taking a page in politics from other Midwestern states. Bruce Rauner is setting policies that have government labor unions bristling and he hasn't even been on the job for a month.
Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a present to Cairo for the Egyptian president — a Kalashnikov rifle. The two leaders also signed a deal for a Russian nuclear plant.
Restaurants are using disposable cutlery and plates. Residents only have water for a few hours. Food prices are soaring. Now, Sao Paulo faces draconian rationing of up to five days a week.
Six years ago, 11,000 untested rape kits were found in Detroit. Now nearly all of the kits have been tested, but it will cost the city millions to investigate and prosecute every case.