For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has lead to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.
President Obama commuted the prison sentences of eight people who were convicted of drug-related crimes Wednesday, in a move that also saw 12 presidential pardons issued.
The Islamic State is not believed to be in the Gaza Strip. But a flier in its name was recently sent around the territory. Both Israel and Hamas are trying to use it to their advantage.
With the death of a northern white rhino in San Diego’s zoo this week, researchers are working to see whether they can save the species. They’d better hurry — only five remain.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are revamping the Ebola suit. They’ve come up with a design that’s safer, cooler and easier to take off than the space suits currently in use in West Africa.
What are the odds that you’ll get a false positive when you get a mammogram? How likely is it that it will detect cancer? Here’s one way to look at it.
News reports say Regal, AMC, Cinemark, Carmike and Cineplex will not screen the comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. The decision deals a blow to the film, which cost $44 million to make.
Havana freed Gross, who spent five years in a Cuban prison, as a humanitarian gesture. The former USAID contractor said he hoped the U.S. and Cuba move past their “mutually belligerent” policies.
A conversation between Presidents Obama and Castro preceded a plan to normalize diplomatic relations between historical foes.
The stalemate has outlasted 10 U.S. presidents, a failed invasion, a nuclear crisis and countless boatloads of Cuban asylum seekers. All that changed on Wednesday.
Rev. Libby Lane has been a parish priest for 20 years. She will be consecrated on Jan. 26, becoming the first female bishop since the church was founded five centuries ago.
A senior administration official said USAID subcontractor Gross was released on humanitarian grounds. Three Cubans jailed in the U.S. were also released.
The families of the victims, began to bury their dead and people across the country held prayer services to remember the 145 killed in a Taliban attack on a school.
The country was starting to take stock of a Taliban attack on a school that killed 145 people. Most of them were children.
Evidence shows hospice care can extend life and save money, but only if patients and doctors dare ask for the help. One New Yorker said hospice gave her back life at peace, pain subdued.