When the swirling, howling winds of the 1930s Dust Bowl gobbled up farmland from Texas to the Dakotas, the federal government planted 100 million trees to act like a giant windbreak. It worked. But now, after years of drought, those old trees are dying.
In the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, many school districts have rethought their approach to keeping their students, staff and buildings safe. Those changes ran the gamut from adding door locks to arming teachers.
The Obama administration declassified some 1,800 pages worth of records about NSA spy programs.
It's still officially wintertime in Buenos Aires, but the city is in a record heat wave. Tuesday's high was 34.4 degrees Celsius (94 degrees Fahrenheit), the hottest September temperature since 1940.
A new interpretation of existing law would make writing a defamatory post that's read by more than 5,000 people or shared by more than 500 punishable by up to 10 years in jail.
States are taking very different marketing tacks to get residents to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. In their own ways, they're trying hard to make insurance appealing to uninsured young people.
States are taking very different marketing tacks to get residents to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. In their own ways, each state is trying hard to make insurance appealing to uninsured young people.
In the latest attempt to stem an epidemic of opioid painkiller overdoses, the FDA tightened prescribing guidelines. The drugs should only be used for patients with severe pain when other treatments have failed, the agency says, not for moderate pain.
Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals two new iPhone models — one includes a fingerprint reader to unlock the device, and a less advanced model is aimed at the cost-conscious consumer.
Ask a 9-year-old how likely it is that his bike will be stolen, and he'll probably lowball the risks — even after you tell him the odds. Researchers say children and teens aren't very good at applying data about on dangers, which may explain their seemingly irrational decision-making.
Cal Worthington, a man whose used-car ads rose to the level of a cultural phenomenon, has died at age 92. He was a fixture on televisions in California for decades, with zany sales pitches that drew both customers and fame.
The possibly disturbed attacker said he was going to "punch the next white person he saw," witnesses said.
Photographer Christopher Boffoli made his name with his amusing dioramas of tiny, plastic people literally dominated by food. A new book, Big Appetites, assembles more than 200 images of these tiny people and their "complex culture."
Documents released this week show how U.S. border agents can seize laptops, cameras, cellphones and other digital devices, then download data before returning them. The practice raises questions about invasions of privacy and civil liberties.
The president's prime-time speech Tuesday is probably his last, best chance to win support for his plan to launch a military strike against Syria.
Although many of its phones are made in China, Apple has struggled with sales in the world's largest smartphone market. A cheaper iPhone may attract more consumers — but it could also lose some of its cachet. The company also faces competition from Asian rivals who offer cheaper phones.
Bach replaces outgoing President Jacques Rogge, who served in the post for 12 years. He was chosen by secret ballot on the last day of IOC meetings in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Apple's latest iPhone announcement, expected later Tuesday, shows the company is getting more incremental in its innovation than revolutionary. But that doesn't mean that the hype machine isn't in full swing.
They're struggling to reconcile the man they see presiding over the herky-jerky move to military action in Syria with the young anti-war senator they worked tirelessly to put in office. And they'll be watching his speech Tuesday night.
Also being removed from the widely watched index: Hewlett-Packard and Bank of America. Being added: Visa and Goldman Sachs. The changes reflect not only the companies' fortunes, but also the changing nature of the U.S. economy.