Until recently, inmates with life sentences — most for murder — were rarely released from prison, regardless of their behavior. But a 2008 court case and a new governor have changed their odds.
The country music star rescheduled an Iowa gig so he could travel to Bagram Airfield with the president. Paisley's change of plans turned out to be a boon for vendors at the Tree Town Music Festival.
The 22-year-old's parents were rushing to stop him from hurting anyone Friday night when they heard news of a shooting and feared their son was involved.
A list of U.S. officials who briefed President Obama on his surprise trip to Bagram air base in Afghanistan this weekend inadvertently included the name of the agency's station chief in Kabul.
With services that pick up your laundry, deliver you gourmet food, take you on a cheap ride — all with the tap of an app — many of the hassles of life are disappearing. But can these companies last?
Conrad Gregor thanked his parents for making a five-hour drive to watch him play by driving a home run over the wall to where his father was standing.
Whether for philosophical or health reasons, pet owners are whipping up batches of pet food for their beloved animals. But veterinarians warn that these meals need to be nutritionally balanced.
Ukraine's projected new president Petro Poroshenko welcomed his victory Monday by pledging to speed up operations to quell pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
U.K. Education Secretary Michael Gove has decided that the English literature list for a national exam needs to be more English, so he is swapping American texts in the curriculum for British ones.
In Gainesville, Texas, on Monday, World War II vets from a unit known as the Cactus Division will remember their fallen comrades. These veterans helped liberate Germany's Dachau concentration camp.
By the time Elliot Rodger's mother and father arrived, it was too late: their son had killed six people and then, authorities say, himself.
Billionaire Petro Poroshenko was elected president of Ukraine in the first round of balloting, according to early returns. He claimed victory after exit polls showed him with a commanding lead.
Lance Cpl. James Boelk was a Marine killed in Afghanistan in the fall of 2010. Like many families of fallen soldiers, on this Memorial Day his parents say they will gather to honor and remember.
Breast-feeding rates in Mexico are among the lowest in Latin America. But a campaign to encourage the practice featured topless actresses, drawing sharp criticism from some women's groups.
The children of parents who struggle with anxiety are much more likely to develop it themselves. Therapy for both parents and children can help keep the often-debilitating disorder at bay.
The man who removed the elected president, retired military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, is practically assured of a victory in the vote, which is being held over two days, Monday and Tuesday.
The general in tinted glasses, who was best known for his 1981 martial law crackdown on the Solidarity union, died Sunday after a long struggle with cancer and a recent stroke.
America has its first Indianapolis 500 winner in eight years. Ryan Hunter-Reay made a dramatic pass of Helio Castroneves on the final lap to win Sunday's race in the second-closest finish in history.
Critics say a social media policy governing what faculty and staff in Kansas can say online is a severe restriction on free speech for educators.
There's much more to the Internet than what you can stumble upon with Google. Hidden sites can market drugs and weapons illegally, but they also provide anonymity for political dissidents.