NPR's Joel Rose reports that the goal of the plan is to reduce the number of people in the city's jail on Rikers Island.
Jared Fogle's dramatic story of weight loss helped to propel the Subway sandwich chain into a dominant player in fast food. So what happens now that Subway has suspended ties to its brand ambassador?
If you were thinking about stuffing your money into your mattress, Wednesday gave you plenty of reasons to do so. But if you're an optimistic investor, the day gave you new reasons to be confident.
"The group of people who are really the managers of the criminal justice system in America are concentrated among one demographic group: white men," said an author of the report.
The "new" dinosaur — named Wendiceratops pinhornensis — lived about 79 million years ago and helps scientists understand the early evolution of the family that includes Triceratops.
Baltimore's residents "deserve better" than recent results have shown, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says.
We know very little about what goes into standardized tests, who really designs them and how they're scored. Take a peek into the nation's largest test-scoring facility in the country.
Ex-Gov. Jim Gilmore, R-Va., is the 15th Republican to get in the presidential race. He's an Army veteran, speaks German, played the clarinet competitively and loves Pizza Hut and Miller Genuine Draft.
Authorities raided Fogle's home, but he has not been arrested or charged. Tuesday's raid puts a spotlight on Fogle's ties to the former head of a foundation he created to fight childhood obesity.
As it turns out, the songs that run politicians right into copyright issues make for a pretty rockin' playlist.
The latest accomplishment for gene therapy involves mice with inherited deafness. Meanwhile, the drugmaker Novartis is conducting the first trial of gene therapy for people with hearing loss.
Peru brought its tradition of praying for alpacas to the U.S. this year. And there's good reason to wish the animals well. Their fiber is softer and warmer than wool.
Pregnant women hear a lot about what foods to avoid, and little about what they should eat, a scientist found. So she wrote her own week-by-week guide that features salmon, chocolate and greens.
But his congressional salary puts him in the top five percent of income earners.
Forget about all the nebulous terms like "austerity," "bailout" and "capital controls." Here are the key numbers you need to know in the Greek financial crisis.
The exchange says it "temporarily halted" trading as of 11:32 a.m. ET, but did not elaborate on the reason.
The idea of removing the Confederate battle flag from a prominent place in front of South Carolina's State House gets a crucial test Wednesday.
McCubbins' human, Emilee, says she's "hoping that he'll be able to pull through the primaries, but it doesn't seem like he's getting as much press as some of the other candidates."
Did Bush really pay 36 percent over all those years of tax returns or not? Here's how the campaign got to that number.
The average user of birth control pills saved $255 in the first year after an Affordable Care Act requirement that insurers to cover contraceptives without copays went into effect, a study finds.