It’s notoriously hard to get people to quit smoking. Pregnant women in Scotland were more apt to stop smoking if they got $600 in gift cards. But are those kinds of payments ethical?
The nine men integrated a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1961, and refused to pay a fine. Their “Jail, no bail” strategy became a rallying cry against Jim Crow.
An Oregon company has developed a high-tech process for turning sewage into pure drinking water. Now it’s asking the state for permission to give its recycled water to a group of home brewers.
Kenya’s passenger vans have a reputation for getting into deadly crashes. A new campaign has cut the accident rate with a simple intervention: Stickers that urge riders to speak up!
If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London’s Olympic Park.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said the events of Ayotzinapa “forces the country to change” toward a “just and free Mexico.”
A video released by the Islamic militants demanded the release of the convicted terrorist within 24 hours, or two hostages — a Jordanian military pilot and a Japanese journalist — would be killed.
In Boston, highways started filling up with cars. In Rhode Island, the governor called up 270 national guardsmen to help get the power back on. In New York, the subway resumed regular service.
In the aftermath of the shooting death of two NYPD officers, law enforcement officials are asking the popular navigation app Waze to remove a feature that allows users to see officers’ locations.
As the generation that served in World War II and Korea grows older, the demand on the Department of Veterans Affairs for end-of-life care is growing with them. Now, the VA is trying new ways to help.
In South America, left-wing governments hostile to the U.S. are tossing out diplomats or shunning them entirely. In Ecuador, U.S. Ambassador Adam Namm is using music to do something about it.
Tony Simmons is a former heroin addict and drug runner who had been in and out of jail. Today, he helps many of Baltimore’s 3,000 homeless residents — with housing guidance, advice and hugs.
A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.
Fare-dodging in Stockholm’s system has become a movement, and the group’s members don’t try to hide what they’re doing — in fact, they advertise it.
The tech giant sold 74 million phones in three months.