Parts of the Affordable Care Act seek to curb states from setting their own mandates requiring insurers to cover specific care. But many state legislators are trying to work around the restrictions.
When his homebrew tasted bad, a college student decided to pursue microbiology. After more than a decade as a scientist, he’s going back to brewing — but this time, he’s moving up to bourbon.
An initiative launched with Maria Shriver’s input is raising questions over how the hotel company pays its staff — and whether guests should be expected to tip.
Overall, there are fewer homeless veterans these days. But that good news is tempered by the growing number of homeless vets with families, including many women.
Some economists say this Thursday’s vote on Scotland’s independence could have wide-ranging economic impacts. They fear a breakaway from the U.K. could trigger another global financial upheaval.
The air attacks on Islamic State forces were requested by Iraqi security forces engaged in combat south of Baghdad.
The parliament voted to strengthen economic ties with the EU beginning in 2016. It also approved a deal to allow self-rule in some separatist-held areas, a move likely to be rejected by the rebels.
Most Americans are far from clear as to what this “ISIL” monster is, other than a few shadowy, portentous figures on disturbing videotapes.
The Taliban is claiming credit for the attack on a military convoy traveling near the U.S. Embassy that also wounded nearly 20 people, including more than a dozen civilians.
A 1968 federal law allows debt collectors not only to garnish wages but to take from a debtor’s bank account. Consumer advocates say the outdated law is overly punitive and out of touch with reality.
While the police shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Mo. has caused high tension among the city’s residents, another shooting near Dayton, Ohio has been met with a more measured response.
For three centuries, Scotland has been part of the U.K. Until recently, it looked likely to stay that way. But some voters have changed their minds and recent polls show independence ahead by a nose.
Much of the U.S. oil industry wants to lift a ban that followed the 1970s energy crisis. But those worried about the possibility of higher gas prices and climate change want to keep the ban in place.
Journalist Jeffrey Stern traveled to Guinea to find out why it took so long to figure out that the Ebola virus had struck. He tells a riveting and revealing tale in this month’s “Vanity Fair.”
Microsoft is buying the company that created the video game Minecraft, which has a loyal following in part because of the freedom it allows players — including freedom from pressure to buy add-ons.