New charities pop up all the time. But how do you know which ones work? Economists have come up with a strategy to figure it out. They've used it to tackle one of the biggest problems in the world.
Six months after Detroit emerged from bankruptcy, Michel Martin heads there to hear from the artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs who are shaping the city's future.
The great bluesman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and toured relentlessly his whole life, wringing peerless emotion out of every note he played.
The Nepalese army says a rescue helicopter has spotted the wreckage of a missing U.S. Marine chopper in the mountains northeast of Kathmandu.
Blues legend B.B. King died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas, according to his attorney, who confirmed King's death for The Associated Press.
The ABC News anchor gave the foundation $75,000 over three years. He says he thought the donations were a matter of public record.
The green health halo hovering over kale glows brightly, and the company is putting it in breakfast bowls in nine southern California locations. Will it help brighten up the Golden Arches?
The building was damaged during the Ebola outbreak. How do you welcome kids back? That's the challenge that faced a team of street artists.
Ayelet Shaked is a secular Jew who belongs to a religious party closely tied to West Bank settlers. She's faced criticism for controversial statements about Palestinians.
The bill would require children to be vaccinated against measles and other diseases before entering kindergarten. If it becomes law, it would be among the strictest in the nation.
A person flying a small drone-like device too close to the White House was taken into custody. It's another in a line of security instances around the White House.
John Sopko says the Afghans still do a poor job of managing the billions they get from the U.S. and he's documented the abuses. Still, he supports the ongoing U.S. efforts there.
The president met today with leaders from the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The U.S. plans to announce new military commitments to the countries.
The NFL Players Association, which filed the appeal on behalf of the New England Patriots quarterback, is calling for a neutral arbitrator to hear the appeal.
The city has some of the highest auto insurance rates in the U.S. Many residents there drop coverage — or claim they live outside the city limits. The mayor has a plan to cut the cost of insurance.
The retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Tea Party favorite may be having his moment in the crowded Republican 2016 presidential primary.
In the past year, four students have died by suicide. The school has responded by asking professors to lighten workloads and is launching new suicide prevention efforts.
In Tokyo, a stylish new department store receptionist isn't a human at all. It's a lifelike silicone robot with movements so real, it's fooling some customers.
The Patriots say staff members used the term "deflate" to talk about losing weight — not about breaking the NFL's rules on football inflation, as the league says.
The 65-33 vote comes two days after senators rejected a measure to take up the bill giving President Obama fast-track trade authority.