More than 2,000 attended the funeral for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Both family and clergy referred to Brown’s death as a sacrifice for the greater good.
Turns out that for 7,000 years, snacking on nutsedge may have helped people avoid tooth decay. But at some point, the root it lost its charm. By the 1970s, it was branded “the world’s worst weed.”
Researchers found that the number of cardiac emergencies around Munich more than doubled on days when Germany was playing in the 2006 World Cup compared with days when the team was idle.
The number of Central American children seeking entry into the U.S. has grown dramatically. The U.N. calls it a refugee crisis, but the GOP blames administration policies for encouraging migrants.
In a notable step, rockets fired from Gaza are being aimed at Israel’s main cities. The Israeli air attacks reportedly include one in which a Hamas member was killed while riding a motorcycle.
New research suggests that text messages would nudge students to fill out the dreaded FAFSA.
A plastic jar of animal crackers was too enticing for a young bear in New Jersey, which got its head irretrievably wedged
In Jerusalem, violence follows the discovery of a body believed to be that of an abducted Palestinian teen. The crime is being seen as a possible act of retribution for the deaths of three Israelis.
The case, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, is perhaps the most important decision of the term. It centers on the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of no-cost prescription contraception.
There have been six overdose deaths on the posh island since last August. An addiction specialist on Martha’s Vineyard calls it a “phenomenal rate for a community of 16,000 people.”
The agency ruled in a case brought by five Native Americans. While the decision could have wide repercussions, it does not require the football team to change its name.
The capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a key suspect in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack, did little to change the political polarity of the event.
President Obama nominated George Tsunis, a major Democratic fundraiser in 2012, to the post of ambassador to Norway, and many Norwegian-Americans are moving to block Tsunis as unqualified.
Angelou refused to speak for much of her childhood and revealed the scars of her past in her groundbreaking memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She opened doors for black and female writers.
Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund estimates that 37,000 of the state’s residents have lost their life in combat since the Revolutionary War.