France’s energy minister says the key to the inquiry is what happened in the two-minute span that began at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The crash of the Germanwings plane killed all 150 people on board.
San Francisco 49ers player Chris Borland is retiring from the NFL after a single season to avoid potential brain injuries. Some see this as the beginning of the end of football’s popularity.
The highest minimum wage in the nation just went into effect in Oakland, Calif. But what does that mean for young people and how are businesses making it work?
With record numbers fleeing the Middle East and Africa in overcrowded boats, the Catrambone family is conducting private rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.
Three spices that grow on Zanzibar are so common they might be flavoring your morning cup of coffee. But vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg have very different origins.
County jails that send inmates far away to serve short-term sentences can be a cost-saver to local governments. But it could have major consequences when prisoners are released.
The rules are aimed at limiting the amount of hazardous pollutants coming from coal and oil-fired utility plants. They’re being challenged by industry groups and more than 20 states.
Police departments around the county are under pressure to diversify. In Oakland, Calif., officials say police-community relations also might improve by increasing the number of cops who live there.
Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley is retiring after 10 terms. “I sought this job … mainly to help build a bridge between the African-American and the white community,” he says.
General Motors and Volkswagen are closing plants there and laying off workers. Economic problems have led to an estimated 35 percent drop in the once-booming Russian car market.
The president says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear that there will be no two-state solution. Obama says the U.S. now has to re-evaluate its Israeli-Palestinian policy.
Russia led the unsuccessful effort to overturn a plan to give benefits to the spouses of U.N. employees. Saudi Arabia, China, Egypt and 40 other nations also voted against the plan.
A respected scientific group says that glyphosate, also known as Roundup, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Yet the actual risks — which are mainly to farmers, not consumers — remain uncertain.
Nearly 140 inmates, including Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and Edgar “La Barbie” Valdez Villarreal, complain of dirty cells, spoiled food and filthy conjugal rooms at Mexico’s maximum security prison.
In a joint news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, President Obama says Afghanistan “remains a very dangerous place,” and the size of the U.S. troop presence in 2016 is yet to be decided.