Afghan officials reportedly inflated the number of students to make the education system appear more successful that it has been, according to the U.S. inspector for Afghanistan's reconstruction.
The country may have serious problems, but we apparently do not want a president who takes himself (or herself) too seriously.
A quarter of U.S. physicians are older than 65 and there are no national guidelines for assessing late-career skills. Some say the lack of oversight, especially for surgeons, is cause for concern.
Police in Charleston, S.C., released a photograph of a man with sandy blonde hair, who they suspect opened fire on one of the city's oldest historically black churches.
Jeb Bush is saying he can create 4 percent GDP growth as president, but there's little evidence that a president really can cause that kind of growth alone.
The mere mention of Syrian refugees can conjure up images of families living in tents in the desert. But a bookstore in Istanbul serves as a cultural oasis and informal community center for Syrians.
Israel's long-standing policy has been to isolate Hamas. But in a rare exception, Israel does permit Qatar to send large sums for projects in Gaza, the territory run by Hamas.
In Lake Jackson, Texas where Paul grew up, he learned politics and his small-government philosophy around the Paul family's kitchen table.
Police are still searching for a suspect in the attack, described as a young white man. Charleston police chief Gregory Mullen says the shooting will be investigated as a hate crime.
CNN and other news organizations report Williams will shift over to MSNBC, where he'll cover breaking news, while Lester Holt will remain as anchor of NBC Nightly News.
That's another way of referring to gynecological cancers, which strike over 1 million women a year — and are on the rise in the developing world.
Nearly 4 million babies were born last year. Preliminary data from the CDC show that the U.S. birth rate increased last year for the first time since 2007.
In what researchers say is a first, they've discovered the neuron in worms that detects Earth's magnetic field. They say the worms have microscopic antenna-shaped sensors to help orient themselves.
Only about 2 percent of farm workers in the county are part of a union, and few have successfully negotiated contracts with farms. Workers at the Sakuma Brothers Farm are trying for both.
Amid the buzz around wearables, Fitbit heads to the NYSE. The fitness tracking firm faces challenges from smart watches, but it may get a boost from companies that want to keep tabs on workers.
Prosecutors say Fareed Mumuni, 21, was part of a plot to support ISIS. A criminal complaint also alleges he used a kitchen knife to try to stab an FBI agent who came to his Staten Island home.
A number of conservative politicians have cast a dim eye on Pope Francis' statements on climate change. A teaching document coming out Thursday aims to make the environment a moral imperative.
An Uber driver in San Francisco will be paid more than $4,000 in expenses.
Developers are showcasing immersive virtual reality games at the E3 expo. But aside from VR headsets and demos, there isn't much software available yet to take advantage of the new technology.
Federal Reserve policymakers said Wednesday they will continue to tamp down interest rates. The last time they raised interest rates was June 2006. They set no specific deadline for raising rates.