The organization of certain brain cells in children with autism seems already different from that of typical children by the sixth or seventh month of fetal development, a study hints.
The National Labor Relations Board says Northwestern University football players can unionize. It's a win for student athletes, but the university says it will appeal.
The lives of fishermen in Alaska were forever changed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill more than two decades ago. They're still haunted by litigation, bankruptcy and herring that haven't returned.
President Vladimir Putin's swift move to annex Crimea has been popular among many Russians. But when it comes to Russia's economy, many analysts think the country's prospects are looking weaker.
A five-alarm fire in Houston led to a dramatic scene on Tuesday, when a construction worker tried to flee flames by jumping from one balcony to another.
Heard the rumor that strawberry syrups contain flavoring from a beaver's tush? The potion was once a common food flavoring. But settle down! The time of beaver-spiked ice pops and pastries has ended.
Facebook's purchase of Oculus VR is only a day old, but the founders are already defending themselves against threats of abandonment by game developers.
President Obama often said that March 31 was the hard deadline to sign up for individual health insurance. But it turns out it's not so hard. Here's the latest on that slightly squishy deadline.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about whether the Secret Service can be sued for a 2004 incident in which agents ordered police to move demonstrators away from President George W. Bush.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case testing whether the Secret Service, in restraining certain demonstrators and not others, violated the protesters' First Amendment rights.
Taliban attacks have rocked some of Kabul's most guarded locations just days before Afghans vote in national elections, generating fear among foreigners and many Afghans connected to the vote.
Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, a top propagandist for al-Qaida, has been convicted. The verdict supports the Obama administration's claim that federal criminal courts are ready to hear terrorism cases.
Robert Siegel speaks with Seattle Times reporter Ken Armstrong about the instability of the land in Snohomish County in Washington that was affected by the massive mudslide.
President Obama is visiting the European Union and NATO headquarters in Brussels for talks that will likely be dominated by Russia and Afghanistan.
Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says that he's resigned his military post and will run for president in July elections.
The decision means the players can vote to unionize and has the potential to revolutionize the way college athletics work.
The tiny world is a pink-hued ball of ice in an area of space once thought to be relatively empty. But the new findings hint of other small objects — and perhaps an unseen planet bigger than Earth.
For decades, U.S. presidents have sought an audience with the pope, and President Obama will have one Thursday. But this wasn't always the case, and often there have been political differences.
PBS traveled to the epicenter of a terrifying epidemic. We're chatting with the film's maker to learn how the world can stop drug-resistant tuberculosis.
The deadly mudslide in Washington occurred in an area that was seen as vulnerable. The U.S. Geological Survey maintains data on areas at risk of landslides.