The New York Police Department’s Demographics Unit reportedly carried out systematic surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods to root out terrorist threats, but it never produced a single usable lead.
The country’s Supreme Court handed down a decision that acknowledges for the first time India’s large population of eunuchs and transvestites.
Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. Patients and addicts often mix them with prescription painkillers — sometimes to deadly effect.
Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — shifting money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues.
One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.
Ukraine’s army began a “special operation” in the east of the country Tuesday, moving against pro-Russian militants who are occupying government offices across the region.
President Obama, like many wealthy Americans, is paying more of his income to the IRS. He and the first lady paid $98,169 in taxes for 2013 on income of $481,098.
Even 2,000 years ago, people seemed to know that the egg could be a source of life. And an ancient art form has been passed down, transforming a symbolic source of food into a dazzling decoration.
At last year’s Boston Marathon, Carol Downing was just half a mile from the finish line when bombs exploded and injured two of her daughters. This year, she’s returning to complete the race.
The Cassini spacecraft spotted a disturbance in the sixth planet’s outermost main ring that is thought to be caused by a tiny moon.
Topping the list of the former GOP presidential candidate’s creditors is an air charter company called Moby Dick Airways. The second biggest creditor? Newt Gingrich himself.
Both supporters and opponents of abortion want to know whether their insurance provider covers abortion. But in some states, consumers are still having a tough time figuring that out.
On this April 15, Americans are thinking about the Boston Marathon bombings of one year ago. A moment of silence will be observed at 2:49 p.m. ET, the time of the first explosion.
As family members of those killed Sunday outside Jewish centers near Kansas City speak, they’re focusing on fond memories of their lost loved ones. But they’re crushed by the gunman’s senseless acts.
Special forces will try to dislodge armed men who are occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine. Russia’s role in those protests “seems much more evident,” NPR’s Ari Shapiro reports.