More than 500 bodies have been recovered from the Bangladesh garment-factory building that collapsed last week, authorities said. Also on Friday, they arrested an engineer who warned the building was unsafe but he is also accused of helping the owner add three illegal floors to the structure.
Reversing a trend that dates back to the 1990s, the lobbying industry is becoming more secretive. And campaign money now looms ever larger as a critical element in the persuasion business.
For decades, Alexis Martinez, born Arthur, had to mask her transgender identity by "being as macho as I could be." But in a visit to StoryCorps, she tells her daughter how, with her family's acceptance, she's finally been able to live as a woman full-time.
The burden for retirement planning has shifted dramatically, from traditional pensions run by experts to 401(k)s that require decisions by "gravely undereducated investors, Vanguard founder John Bogle says. He says the government should set minimum standards to protect retirement plans.
Edward Lee's culinary education spans the multi-ethnic immigrant neighborhood of Brooklyn where he grew up to his Korean grandmother's kitchen. His cookbook showcases recipes like lamb braised with soy sauce served over grits and Korean fried chicken.
Gunmen shot to death the Pakistani government's lead prosecutor in a high-profile case involving former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Friday as he drove to court in the capital, Islamabad, police said.
The blaze is burning in the rugged foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains about 50 miles west of Los Angeles and less than a dozen miles from the Pacific Ocean. It has forced evacuations of hundreds of homes.
Multiple news outlets report they changed their minds when they finished making the bombs earlier than they anticipated.
Hanneman was one of the most influential guitarists in thrash metal. He died Thursday in Southern California of liver failure. He was 49.
Authorities are offering $2 million for information leading to the capture of Joanne Chesimard, who was convicted in the murder of New Jersey State Trooper.
Stuart Hall is the latest British TV personality who has been linked to sexual abuse. His arrest is part of an operation that followed revelations about the beloved Jimmy Savile, who died in 2011.
When he signed the bill, Gov. Lincoln Chafee said the state was "living up to the ideals of our founders."
The nation's gun debate seems to be settling on New Hampshire, where first-term Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte is facing daily questions about her vote against expanded criminal background checks for gun buyers.
Healthy increases in construction and home sales are boosting things like sales of pickups and landscaping, which, in turn, lead to more hiring. But federal budget cuts may undermine that momentum, economists say.
Days after President Obama became the first sitting president to speak before Planned Parenthood's national conference, the administration alienated some women's health groups with a controversial decision about access to emergency contraception.
The fire was moving fast, so firefighters haven't been able to control it. Authorities closed down a 9-mile stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway.
The shooting death of a 2-year-old girl by her 5-year-old brother has opened up another debate about gun control. It pits public health advocates — who see little benefit in mixing children and guns — against those who say early training can instill a sense of heritage and a respect for gun safety.
The Senate's immigration bill would require all U.S. employers to use E-Verify, a federal database that checks a worker's immigration status instantly. While businesses have had difficulty using the system in the past, officials say its results are now accurate 98 percent of the time.
Miniaturizing technology is really hard — gears, rotors, belts and pistons that work perfectly at human size just don't work very well at the small scale. So researchers are turning to insects for ideas about how to make tiny flying robots and cameras — and driving a new generation of gadgets.
Colorado's Democratic governor wants to move mentally ill homeless people to Fort Lyon, a former psychiatric hospital and prison in the southeast corner of the state. Critics say it would make more sense to rent apartments for the people in the neighborhoods where they are now.