President Obama eased restrictions on Cuba this week, including a relaxation of rules barring U.S. banks from doing business there. But banks are awaiting details and are likely to proceed cautiously.
Environmental groups cheered New York's decision to ban the practice, and some in the industry say when it comes to good-paying jobs, New York's loss is Pennsylvania's gain.
The decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don't expect to see McDonald's there anytime soon.
In independent review panel calls for changes ranging from a better fence at the White House to a new approach to training and leadership within the Secret Service.
The Justice Department's move is a reversal from how the Bush administration interpreted Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
L.L. Bean's iconic rubber and leather boots have swung back into fashion with young people and are more popular than ever. The backlog stands at nearly 100,000 pairs; it will take months to catch up.
Serial, the hugely popular (and sometimes controversial) podcast spun off from This American Life, wraps up its first season today. Audie Cornish speaks with Serial creator Sarah Koenig.
The remarks come a day after President Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba would begin talks to normalize relations and open embassies following more than five decades of hostility.
An analysis by Pew Charitable Trusts shows that immigrants are increasingly moving from "gateways" such as New York and Texas into states in Middle America.
Cuba and Venezuela are close allies who often seemed to speak with a single voice when it came to bashing the U.S. But now they may be out of synch.
If you're a charity that wants to help the developing world, you really, really, really don't want to win a "Rusty Radiator."
President Obama says the U.S. and Cuba will normalize relations, which were severed in 1961. Here are images that highlight the decades of tense relations.
The White House won't confirm North Korea is behind the attack, citing an ongoing investigation. Nevertheless, it is mulling over its options.
The National Institutes of Health has approved requests for waivers from a moratorium on experiments that aim to make the virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome more infectious in mice.
If you plan on traveling to Cuba to pick up some cigars, here are some facts you should know.
The latest killing and kidnapping occurred just 20 miles from where the Islamist extremist group kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April.
On Christmas Eve, many French-Canadians will gather after midnight Mass for reveillon, a lavish dinner party that lasts into the wee hours. The traditional centerpiece is a savory, spiced meat pie.
Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi is one of seven men charged with planning and helping to carry out the 2008 attack that killed more than 160 people. Federal prosecutors had opposed the bail plea.
A new report looks at the top causes of death in 188 countries. Infectious diseases are less of a threat than in 1990 but please, look both ways before you cross the street.
Public health officials in California are trying to understand why Latino babies are contracting whooping cough at much higher rates than other babies.