Melissa Mayeux plays shortstop for two of France's national teams: the U-18 junior squad and the senior softball team. She's known as a smooth fielder who can also handle a bat.
The U.S. is appealing because of its high standard of living and lack of an extradition treaty with China. The U.S. is also reluctant to arrest suspects unless provided with solid information.
Several dozen rec centers offer aftercare and summer camp for children in Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods. But they also give the kids the family stability and structure that so many of them lack.
The fees will be used for park enhancements to make up for Federal budget cuts.
A soldier blames poor leadership for the recent loss of Ramadi. A pair of generals blame everything from corruption to a lack of training and weapons. Will this ever be an effective fighting force?
From South Carolina to Mississippi, there have been calls to remove the flag that many people call divisive. Businesses, too, are getting in on the act.
When Pulitzer winner Patrick Farrell saw the painting on a Port-au-Prince wall, he waited for the right moment, then started snapping.
A half-century ago, Japan and South Korea normalized diplomatic ties. But to celebrate, both are having to put aside longstanding bitterness that's never completely gone away.
The 60-37 vote clears away procedural hurdles for legislation that would allow the president to negotiate trade pacts and then put them on a so-called fast track through Congress.
The Solar Impulse, an aircraft that generates power solely from the sun's energy, will leave on a trip of some 115 hours between Nagoya, Japan, and Hawaii.
The cause was complications from diabetes, his publicist said in a statement. Van Patten is perhaps best known for the role of Tom Bradford on ABC's Eight Is Enough.
While the Obama administration maintains it will not negotiate with terrorists, it will allow families to negotiate on their own for release of their children taken hostage.
The view captured by the Dawn spacecraft this month "shows even more small spots in the crater than were previously visible," NASA says.
Donald Featherstone modeled the lawn ornament after images he saw in National Geographic. "Things I did made people happy, and that's what life is all about," he said in 2006.
When it comes to reefer madness, nobody can top a group of traditional hunter-gatherers in the Congo Basin. About 70 percent of men smoke cannabis. The drug could be doing more than getting them high.
If the Supreme Court finds health care subsidies unconstitutional, conservatives will boast a win over Obamacare. But Republicans face a challenge — many of their constituents are getting subsidies.
The pot brownie you bought to help your sleeping disorder may have a lot less active ingredient than promised, a study finds. And a review of other studies finds scant evidence of medical benefits.
The ritual drinking of this ancient beverage — often thought of as the epitome of Japanese restraint and formality — has long been entwined with issues of power and national identity.
Airports want Congress to raise passenger fees to pay for improvements, but airlines say the move would hit passengers in the pocketbook and might discourage people from flying.
Since the mid-1990s, Texas has treated truancy as a criminal offense. Now, state lawmakers say that was a mistake.