Data from the Department of Education show an increase in sexual assault reports, but college officials say new federal guidelines are helping more students come forward.
Dan Snyder has come under criticism because his team's name is considered a racial epithet against Native Americans. On the floor of the Senate, Reid said it was time for the NFL to act.
Inventing a new product is hard if you can't afford to build a prototype. Enter maker spaces, workshops boasting shared high-tech tools. Entrepreneurs love them, and big backers are taking notice.
Few U.S. farmers grow the tannic apples traditionally used to make hard cider. So craft cider makers are using eating apples and adding chili, chocolate and tropical juices to boost their flavor.
Dick Costolo calls the @ sign "scaffolding" that gets in the way of clear communication. And he says Twitter has to bridge the gap between the brand's global awareness and user engagement.
A bill to increase the federal minimum wage was blocked in the Senate on Wednesday, as Democrats failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to bypass a filibuster.
[2014-04-30 13:00:00] Our national conversation about climate change involves analyzing scientific research. But it also includes plenty of political rhetoric and emotionally-charged speech on both sides of the issue. We’ll talk this hour about the history of how we’ve talked about global warming with Emory University professor Patrick Allitt. His new book is A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism (Penguin History).
[2014-04-30 12:00:00] Nearly 200 years after his death, Ludwig van Beethoven remains one of the towering figures of classical music. And this spring, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the composer with three weeks of performances. We’ll talk this hour about Beethoven’s lasting impact on both classical music and pop culture with DSO music director Jaap van Zweden and concertmaster Alex Kerr.
The economy slowed sharply in the first quarter, but Federal Reserve policymakers voted unanimously to continue winding down their stimulus program.
In Afghanistan, as the winter snows melt, Taliban violence heats up. This year, there will be even fewer foreign troops in Afghanistan to prop up Afghan forces, who suffered record casualties in 2013 as they took the lead for security. While U.S. officials feared that could hamper recruiting efforts for the Afghan Army, Afghan officials say they have a surplus of volunteers.
Pro-Russian separatists have seized government buildings in another eastern Ukrainian city. After Luhansk fell, Ukraine's acting president said his troops were helpless in the face of the unrest. He said he now was working to keep the rest of eastern Ukraine under his government's control.
Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett's execution was botched on Tuesday, when a relatively new combination of drugs failed to work as expected.
Congress held its first hearing on "dark money," the donations to tax-exempt political groups that can keep donors' names secret. The star witness at the Senate committee was former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, a vocal critic of the rulings that opened the door for the secret spending.
For the first time since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011, Iraqis went to the polls to vote on their leaders. As Reuters reporter Ned Parker says, the day's events paint a grim future for Iraq's future.
American students take an alphabet soup of mandatory and voluntary exams: SAT, PISA, AP. Sure it's a lot, but in places like Japan and England, tests are incredibly high-stress and life-defining.
Authorities evacuated the general area but there are reports that some of the oil has seeped into the James River.
Over the next few days, Curiosity will drill deeper and collect samples, telling scientists about the fluids that once flowed across the area, a point of convergence for different types of terrain.
A government scientist says that to help keep more bees from dying we need to focus on helping beekeepers fight the varroa mite. But some groups say pesticides are just as problematic.
Gov. Mary Fallin said she will also delay other executions until the review is complete. Oklahoma tried to execute a man using a new combination of drugs. He died after the procedure was called off.
The town of Trout River in Newfoundland has a bloated, methane-filled, 80-foot blue whale carcass on its beach, and people are concerned that it might spontaneously combust.