The Memorial Day ritual serves to commemorate the sacrifices of U.S. service members who have fought and died in foreign wars.
Charles Cavell spent decades fighting for VA compensation, even after he and others — who had been sworn to secrecy by the U.S. military — helped bring the testing program to light. He was 89.
Local and federal authorities worked together to rescue Alan Pulido, who plays for the Greek soccer club Olympiakos.
The drive to enter Fallujah began at dawn, with air support from the U.S.-led coalition. Aid groups report that thousands of civilians are trapped in the Iraqi city.
While visiting Vietnam last week, President Obama urged the government to ease its crackdown on dissent. But police have used force to break up recent environmental protests.
Three years ago, Grand Rapids’ public schools took a hard look at the numbers on absenteeism. They’ve been able to get nearly half of the students missing school to show up.
With warmer weather comes an influx of refugees and migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, and a shift in the route they’re taking. Over the weekend, hundreds of people drowned.
Over the past 15 years, 1,832 American servicemen and -women have been killed in action in Afghanistan. How do the U.S. forces posted there mark Memorial Day, and how is the conflict going overall?
Steve Inskeep speaks with Tim Arango of the New York Times about Iraqi forces’ latest operation against Islamic State fighters and the nature of U.S. and Iranian involvement in the offensive.
The move could give the little-known Party more visibility in a year when many voters say they’re open to new options. Gary Johnson of New Mexico and William Weld of Massachusetts will top the ticket.
Ailsa Chang talks to Associated Press reporter Scott Mayerowitz about the shortage of Transportation Security Administration screeners and resulting airport wait times.
Fallout continues from the standoff between the Republican governor and Democrats — focused heavily on the future of unions. And Tuesday is a key deadline to see if a resolution can be reached.
Around the country, houses, schools and shopping centers are being built on old oil and gas fields — and hidden underground are millions of abandoned wells that are not monitored for leaks.
Many women and even doctors underestimate a woman’s heart attack risk, research shows, as they focus on weight and breast health instead. Tiny damaged arteries in the heart may not show up in scans.
President Obama may use his executive authority to declare the site of the Stonewall riots in New York City as the first national monument dedicated to the struggle for LGBT rights.