The Afghan Taliban confirmed that a U.S. drone strike killed their leader last week, and they announced his successor: Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, an extremist scholar without military experience.
The author of a new meta-analysis says the importance of grit — a concept that has gained wide traction in education circles — has been exaggerated.
President Obama recently signed a bill striking the term “Oriental” from federal law. It was a reminder for NPR’s Kat Chow of the fact that her father still uses the word — to describe himself.
The Albuquerque Police Department said officers were hit by rocks thrown by anti-Trump demonstrators. Police responded with smoke grenades and pepper spray, according to news reports.
It’s the latest chapter in a long campaign against wage theft by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office has already recovered millions of dollars in wages for low-income workers.
Rising sea levels put extra pressure on coastal bedrock in South Florida. Eventually, as seawater moves in, it could contaminate plants on the surface and the region’s stores of fresh water beneath.
Need a vision test? Now you can do it online with a computer and a smartphone. The site has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world, but eye care professionals have concerns.
The seniors of tomorrow will have much higher rates of diabetes and obesity than the seniors of today, according to a data analysis. That means higher medical bills for them — and for taxpayers, too.
Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to sign the legislation, supported by so-called Blue Lives Matter advocates, which would allow additional penalties against people who target first responders.
More than three years after Superstorm Sandy, NPR and PBS’s Frontline investigate the thousands still not home, the government agencies that failed to help and the companies that made millions.
Dylann Roof faces federal as well as state charges for the fatal shooting of nine people at a historically black church in Charleston in June 2015.
The cities will host the championship in 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively. All three will have new or newly renovated stadiums for the games.
Forty years ago, the top names in French food and wine judged a blind tasting pitting the finest French wines against unknown California bottles. The results revolutionized the wine industry.
Living with Mom and/or Dad is more popular than any other form of living arrangement among Americans ages 18-34, the Pew Research Center says.
The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February’s spectacular theft involving Bangladesh’s central bank.