Avian influenza is ravaging poultry flocks across the Upper Midwest. The virus is "doing things we've never seen it do before," and understanding about transmission is very limited, a scientist says.
In Washington state, a community coalition is bringing homeowners, businesses and government together to figure out how best to use what little money there is to protect the land from destruction.
Opiate abuse has reached crisis levels, but some states aren't doing all they can to determine the depth of the problem. Finding up-to-date statistics for specific drugs is often difficult.
The group says American professors are misinterpreting the country's Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). That's huge for China's Communist Party, which is deeply invested in history — and in who interprets it.
Doug Hughes, who delivered letters decrying the role of big money in politics, is only accused of misdemeanors for breaching federal airspace; the felonies are lack of proper license and registration.
The city is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites, and it gives the militant group access to gas fields and roads across the Syrian desert.
How do you prove a rock was actively shaped and used as a tool more than 3 million years ago? Scientists found a kit of more than 140 artifacts in one spot, and say the tools' crafters were pre-human.
The head of FIFA visited Israel and the West Bank this week, where Palestinians are petitioning to expel Israel from soccer's governing body — and its biggest international tournaments.
From workers calling for higher wages to teachers blasting McDonald's for marketing to kids in schools, a bevy of critics have descended upon the company's headquarters in Illinois this week.
The Food and Drug Administration wants to know which farm animals are getting treated most heavily with antibiotics. But the FDA's proposal still falls short of the best European data practices.
The South Carolina landmark that's both loved and lampooned has gained national celebrity. But the peach's bright paint has soured over the years, so it's getting a makeover — to the chagrin of some.
Expensive versions of prescription opioids that are tougher to cut, crush and inject are less likely to be abused, legislators hope. But some doctors call the bill well-meant, but ill-advised.
Six months ago, President Obama announced executive actions that would protect millions of immigrants who are undocumented from deportation. But those actions are on hold pending a lawsuit.
The paper, published in Science, suggested conversations could increase support for same-sex marriage. Researchers who tried to replicate the study say the data were not collected as described.
Stephanie Packer's debilitating illnesses have led her to consider assisted suicide. But she is opposed to a California bill that would legalize the option.
A coalition of more than 60 organizations says the university has adopted higher expectations for Asian applicants in order to limit enrollment of this minority group.
Malaysia and Indonesia will allow migrants stranded at sea to come ashore. But it's a one-year, one-off deal, with no signs the flow of the Muslim minority fleeing persecution in Myanmar will stop.
"What this means now," the talk show host told a hushed audience as he announced his departure in December, "is that Paul and I can be married."
The Mad Men finale featured the classic jingle: "I'd like to buy the world a Coke," sung by a globally diverse group. Today, the global market is more important than ever to Big Soda.
Kentucky has one of the best-run health exchanges in the country, Kynect. It's led to the second-biggest drop in uninsured nationwide. But if a GOP primary result holds up, its days could be numbered.