The United States has lots of coal, but most of it is buried far underground. A new method can extract it, but the environmental costs might prove too high for nearby landowners.
The American Civil Liberties Union studied 800 deployments of SWAT teams in 20 locales across the country and found most were for drug searches.
Pro-Moscow separatists shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter, killing nine servicemen, one day after the rebels vowed to respect the cease-fire.
The House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing Tuesday to address the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America.
A newer form of mammogram that takes multiple X-rays makes it less likely that women will be called back for more screening, a study finds. But it's still too early to know if it increases survival.
Myanmar's parliament is now considering a bill that would restrict marriages of people from different religions. Critics are lambasting the proposed law as discriminatory.
When the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was captured by Sunni militants, 40 Indian construction workers were taken hostage. It's one of the first diplomatic challenges for the new government in India, which sees millions of migrant workers move abroad and send some $70 billion back home to family.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has announced new procedures for how the department oversees state special education programs.
Both ISIS militants and the Iraqi government claim to control the country's largest oil refinery. But NPR's Deborah Amos reports that the rebels have closed in and are negotiating with the beleaguered forces inside.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announces new measures for ensuring that students with disabilities are making progress.
U.S. military advisers sent to Iraq to assess the state of the country's military will find an army in far worse shape than the one they left behind in 2011. It lacks troops, training and leadership.
Drone technology has moved at a quicker pace than the rules regulating their use, creating an environment that journalist Craig Whitlock likens to the Wild West.
Aaron Carapella couldn't find a map showing the original names and locations of Native American tribes as they existed before contact with Europeans. That's why the Oklahoma man designed his own map.