As urban schools across the country continue to lose students, the question districts like St. Louis face is: What to do with all of those empty buildings?
Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
Demo derby used to be a low-budget hobby for guys who bought jalopies for one last romp before the scrap heap. But the event has changed — and some fear it may be running out of gas.
In Finland, 90 percent of adults take part in sports or exercise at least twice a week. The Nordic nation far outpaces the U.S. in adult sports participation. Free and easy access to facilities helps.
Greg Gianforte, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, is recruiting — not for his company, but for telecommuters to move to rural Montana and bring their high-paying jobs with them.
The Boy Scouts National Executive Board approved a resolution that would allow “openly gay adult leaders and employees.” But local units will still be able to bar gay leaders.
Monthly premiums for health insurance plans in the Covered California marketplace will increase by an average of 4 percent for 2016. The price for some plans will drop.
In-house chaplains have helped detainees cope with daily frustration, even reducing violence in detention centers. But meeting the spiritual needs of people from all over the world is a challenge.
About 1,000 people die in American jails every year and about a third of those are suicides. Jails often house people who’ve never been in legal trouble before, and it can have a traumatic effect.
Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it’s time for the farm sector to modernize.
It’s unusual for a sitting vice president to not be a part of the campaign conversation. One group is urging Biden to run and holding out hope he hears the call.
The U.S. Olympic Committee had backed Boston over bids from San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. But the mayor now says Bostonians were “rightly hesitant” to commit to the potential cost.
A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.
Thousands of residents of the Dominican Republic — many of Haitian descent — have been stripped of citizenship. Facing deportation, they’ve moved into camps. Now they’re living in limbo.
Many human rights advocates and U.S. lawmakers say the upgrade has more to do with politics than with the facts on the ground in those countries.