The spacecraft has detected the nearest thing to Earth yet discovered — a planet that's a bit bigger and squarely inside the "habitable zone" for life.
More than a hundred influential doctors banded together to propose seven ways to bring down the high prices of cancer drugs. They say changes are needed to preserve access to care.
Artist Lauren Garfinkel creates indelible images on edible canvases. Some are silly (Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg as a nacho supreme), others haunting. All offer food for thought on current events.
Secretary of State John Kerry and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz defended the deal before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Earlier Thursday, the Financial Times itself had reported that the newspaper's publisher was on the verge of being sold to German media group Alex Springer.
The rights advocacy group says it has credible reports that Iran executed at least 743 in 2014 and nearly as many so far this year, executing on average three people a day.
The state asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by parents who argue the state is discriminating against mothers because of their "immigration status and national origin."
The measures involve an overhaul to the banking and judicial systems — demands made by Greece creditors in exchange for the 86 billion euro rescue package.
That's the question in Bangladesh, where there aren't enough clinicians to make prosthetic devices for accident victims and others in need. Now there's a school to fill the gap.
Talking to medical residents is one way to get a bead on where medicine is headed. A recent survey of more than 1,700 residents asked a slew of questions about their hopes, daily work and finances.
The fire at Glacier National Park forced the evacuation of a park inn and campground. In California, a fire in Napa was threatening 150 structures.
A look at the books schools around the country have assigned to incoming freshmen.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter makes a surprise visit to Iraq, where U.S. and Iraqi forces have been preparing to launch an offensive against Islamic State forces.
The U.S. House is poised to pass legislation that would cut off federal funds to so-called "sanctuary cities" that have protected undocumented residents from immigration proceedings.
It's illegal to hire immigrants without legal status. Yet the federal government employs thousands of undocumented workers. They prepare food and clean detention facilities where they are held.
The Associated Press is making thousands of hours of archival news footage available on YouTube. The clips date back to 1895 and include historic moments from around the world.
Just two years after dropping to a record low, Lake Michigan's water level is rebounding at a near record rate. It's good news for restoring the habitat, but not so good for some who live on the lake.
Federal authorities in Chattanooga, Tenn., say they still don't know why a man shot up two military installations last week, killing five people. But they are releasing new details on the shooting.
Kenyan novelist Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor provides a tour of her homeland and discusses what President Obama's visit means to the African nation.
A new round of polls in key swing states showed Hillary Clinton's favorability ratings suffering badly. It's a warning sign for Clinton's campaign, but also for politicians, generally.