Florida's Indian River lagoon is a rich estuary, home to dolphins, manatees and turtles. But in recent months, it has become clear that something is wrong. Scientists and government officials blame water discharges from Lake Okeechobee and an upswing in pollution.
Homeless-services providers in Los Angeles County are gathering data on the homeless population and ranking people by vulnerability. The goal is to get the most in need into permanent housing quickly. The "housing first" approach has been used in cities nationwide, but it has its critics, even among other advocates.
Baby-faced Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 19-year-old Greek basketball phenom, was taken with the 15th pick in this year's NBA draft. Antetokounmpo's success has heartened many Greeks desperate for their country to become an incubator of dreams instead of a dead zone of joblessness.
"We believe firmly that children should be kept in school and out of courts," says Justice Department official Robert Listenbee. In his new role leading the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, he's trying to help stop what experts describe as a "school-to-prison pipeline."
Sen. Ron Wyden said their legislation would show that "our liberty and our security are not mutually exclusive."
Michael Ward, who was 13 when police bombed the MOVE compound, ran naked out of the burning house, his body covered in second- and third-degree burns. He was one of two people who survived the confrontation. Eleven died, including five children.
After Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz ended his 21-hour-plus marathon speech at noon Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid quickly dismissed it as "a big waste of time."
What happens when you ask architects to re-imagine a structure mandated by the Jewish holy book? A freaking cool cultural piece of art, that's what.
Current information, the department said, indicates al-Qaida and its affiliates are still planning attacks on Americans.
At 21 hours and 19 minutes, the Texas Republican held the Senate floor for considerably longer than Kentucky Republican Rand Paul did in March when he staged an actual filibuster over the country's drone policy.
Everything former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says gets a tremendous amount of attention, even if she says virtually nothing, says strategist Geoff Garin. And that's not likely to change as the 2016 presidential race gets closer.
The win by the U.S. defender, down seven races just a week ago, caps one of the most spectacular comebacks in yachting history.
The emotional legal battle went all the way to the Supreme Court. After years of complicated arguments, the case seems to have come to a final resolution.
Entelognathus primordialis, which lived some 420 million years ago, is the earliest known creature with a modern jaw. It could upend our understanding of how jawed vertebrates evolved.
No traditional Danish meal is complete without a piece of pork tucked in somewhere — which helps explain the outrage that followed after some Danish day cares dropped pork to accommodate Muslims. The battle over menus is the latest sign of Denmark's struggle with multiculturalism.
New York University's new Shanghai campus is the first Sino-U.S. joint-venture university. Chinese students get a Western education without leaving home. American students get to live and study in China, with many enjoying big breaks on tuition and other costs.
Qassem Suleimani is the chief of a powerful branch of Iran's Revolutionary Guard. He is considered to be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans during the Iraq War and now he is helping prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.
The FBI released its preliminary findings in its investigation of the Navy Yard shootings that left 13 people dead including the shooter. Aaron Alexis said he committed the massacre because he was being attacked by electromagnetic waves.
Hasan Rouhani spoke of moderation and said Iran was willing to talk to the West about its nuclear program. The U.S. and its European allies have reacted with cautious optimism, but not everyone is buying the new Iranian leader's charm offensive.
After a dramatic night, senators voted unanimously to move ahead. Democrats control the Senate. They plan to strip a House bill of a provision that defunds Obamcare. The Senate would then send the bill back to the House, setting up another cliff-hanger that could end with a government shutdown.