Whether it's a deadly cold snap or a?hole in an Antarctic glacier?or a?terrifying new report, there seem to be constant reminders now of the dangers that climate change poses to humanity. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey think they have a start to a solution.
Once again, the world was unusually hot in 2018. In fact, on average it was the fourth-hottest year around the planet since modern record-keeping began in 1880.
On Monday, Nevada's statehouse began its legislative session by marking a major milestone. It's the first time in our nation's history that any state legislature holds a majority of female lawmakers.
Many people — including physicians — associate depression with feelings of hopelessness, sadness and a lack of motivation or concentration, but not anger.
The Massachusetts attorney general alleges that the family behind Purdue Pharma knew that OxyContin was causing overdoses, yet continued to cash in.
Joseph Walker served in the US Air Force, and he died of natural causes in November at the age of 72. When the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery announced funeral plans for him last week, the facility said it didn't expect anyone other than staff members to be present.
South Korea's human rights commission is launching a sprawling investigation into sexual abuse and violence in sports, following multiple allegations that coaches mistreated and attacked athletes.
More employers say they're being 'ghosted,' the Federal Reserve noted recently. That's when a worker just stops coming to work and is impossible to contact. The strong economy may help explain it.
Browder endured nearly three years on Rikers, much of it in solitary confinement, awaiting a trial that never happened. His death by suicide in 2015 led to nationwide criminal justice reform.
One of the worst industrial disasters in American history is a forgotten example of the dangers of silica, the toxic dust behind the modern black lung epidemic in Appalachia.
India's Kumbh Mela festival, which is expected to draw a record 15 million pilgrims this year, all looking to take a dip in the sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers.
Photographer Federica Valabrega photographed Central American women who fled domestic violence and joined a migrant caravan to seek asylum in the US.
Oliver wasn't always appreciated by critics, but she was still one of the country's most popular poets. In 2012, she told NPR, "Poetry, to be understood, must be clear."
According to the network, Zirinsky has led several special reports, including coverage of the Tiananmen Square uprising in 1989. CBS was the?only major television network?to have a news crew broadcasting live from the Chinese crackdown on the anti-government protests.
A former Uber driver charged with killing six people during an hours-long shooting rampage in Michigan nearly three years ago, pleaded guilty to?all charges?on Monday, defying his attorney.
Knowing how to differentiate between symptoms of each can be important, especially if you're at high risk for flu's complications. Influenza can lead to pneumonia, hospitalization and even death.
In another proposed reversal of an Obama-era standard, the Environmental Protection Agency Friday said limiting mercury and other toxic emissions from coal- and oil-fired power plants is not cost-effective and should not be considered "appropriate and necessary."
The inside of one of the buildings at Washington Corrections Center for Women looks like a prep site for a construction project. It's full of cinder blocks, wheelbarrows and large standing wood frames. About a dozen inmates wearing orange safety vests and hardhats are pounding nails into the frames.
The explosion in online holiday shopping is resulting in billions of packages needing to be delivered and stressing companies like UPS, FedEx and Amazon like never before.
A new study shows that creating an environment in which math is part of everyday life can help kids do better in the subject.