The global middle class is growing ... but slowly. (A lot of the credit goes to China.) And more than 70 percent of the world's population still falls below what would be considered "middle" income.
Celebrities like Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy are helping bring plus-size clothing into the mainstream. But most retailers lag behind, making it difficult for women to find clothes in stores.
Daniel Majok Gai became a "lost boy" at age 6, eventually made it to Denver, where he managed a hub cap business and earned a college degree. Now he's determined to help heal his troubled homeland.
Carrying a child for someone unable to become pregnant can be a legal and ethical minefield. In Oregon, lenient laws and strict contracts have made surrogacy a more appealing option for women.
The architects of an office tower planned for Melbourne say its silvery curves pay homage to Beyonce. The design has an uncanny resemblance to the star's body.
Authorities say they're concerned about the number of Russians killed or injured while taking selfies. They've released guidelines which include: Don't take selfies while climbing roofs.
Passed in 2001, the education law established more standardized testing and education data collection than at any time in U.S. history. Congress is looking to reauthorize it, but roadblocks remain.
The Dalai Lama is in Southern California for three days — part of a celebration marking his 80th birthday. Renee Montagne talks to Robert Barnett — Director of the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University — about what this moment in time means for Tibet and the exile community.
California's assisted suicide legislation failed to move forward on Tuesday. The bill was pulled before the Assembly's Health Committee could vote on it.
Islam's holy month of Ramadan means the devout are fasting from dawn to dusk. Most who fast are adults but so do many children. Ramadan, however, can mean different things to different kids.
Pope Francis has wrapped up the first leg of his South American mission which is focused on aiding the poor. Over the last three days, he was a real crowd pleaser in Ecuador. He next visits Bolivia and then it's on to Paraguay.
Renee Montagne gets the latest from "Wall Street Journal" reporter Gabriele Steinhauser in Brussels, where European leaders are making a last-ditch attempt to keep Greece from sliding out of the eurozone. obstacles
The Chinese stock market has fallen some 30 percent in the last month. We examine why.
Black Twitter has a prominent online presence. It has become so important, a major newspaper has hired a reporter to cover the news that comes from African-American tweeters.
With the success of shows like Inside Amy Schumer, Key and Peele, and Wednesday night's debut of a show from comedian Hannibal Buress, Comedy Central is showing the power of diversity.
The U.S. Navy announced it has tripled the amount of paid maternity leave for female personnel in the Navy and Marine Corps. Effective immediately, 18 weeks of maternity leave will be available.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been drawing bigger crowds than any presidential candidate so far. But there's more to winning a nomination than just crowd size.
Baseball statistics have been around almost as long as the game. But a recent statistic explosion has led to covert skulduggery, industrial espionage and power politics. In baseball!
At the turn of the 16th century, Joachim Wtewael painted passionate stories from the Bible and mythology. The Dutch artist was a very strict Calvinist, but on canvas, he let loose.
The U.S. and others said more than a decade ago that Sudan was committing genocide in Darfur. Despite a U.N. peacekeeping mission and genocide charges against Sudan's president, little has changed.