The Simpsons TV show returns for a 27th season on Fox this fall. The show's producer has revealed Homer and Marge will separate in the premiere episode.
They'll speed up training and equipping of Sunni soldiers in Anbar province. The aim is to get more Sunnis working with the Shiite government to defeat the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
The usually-snowy peaks of Olympic National Park are a deep green. That means less snowmelt in rivers that provide water for farmland, and spawning grounds for more than a million fish.
Juan Felipe Herrera, already California's poet laureate, grew up traveling the agricultural valleys of Southern California as the son of farm workers.
Mexico strictly forbids campaigning in the days before an election. But last Sunday, some of the country's best known TV stars, singers and sports greats tweeted their support for the Green Party.
In Arizona, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants the judge overseeing his contempt of court hearing recused from the case. The sheriff admitted that his department investigated the judge's wife.
Robots are really bad at many simple, human tasks. One possible workaround: Combine the person with the machine.
A group that raises money for police officers subjected to investigation or lawsuits is using a simulator program to help outsiders understand the challenges of the job.
When it comes to improving the standard of living for Americans, the middle class could use some help. One Harvard economist says the help is underground, in the form of oil and natural gas.
Ari Shapiro speaks with the Grammy-nominated jazz and soul artist about her hometown of Baltimore and her latest music project.
In the U.S., surrogacy is a widely accepted practice, though it's governed by a patchwork of state laws. It's barred in some European countries, but widely practiced and large unregulated in India.
The publisher of Allen Ginsberg's iconic poem "Howl" has three books coming out this year and is also working on a novel. Looking back, he says, "Everything was better than it is when you're old."
Federal investigators reported that engineer Brandon Bostian was not using his cellphone ahead of the May 12 derailment in Philadelphia. The train accident killed eight people and injured dozens more.
Chopper the Biker Dog wears a leather vest, bandanna and goggles. The dog has lost his therapy certification. The agency Pet Partners calls costumes a hazard.
Even die-hard fans grow beards for good luck. But Mark Lazarus, the chairman of NBC Sports, says bushy beards make players too hard to recognize on TV.
More than 120,000 people have fled unrest in Burundi. While there is currently no war in the East African nation, the fear of one has gotten residents to move to a refugee camp in neighboring Rwanda.
About 10 percent of the gasoline at the pump is made from ethanol, fuel made from plants. Here in the U.S., most of that ethanol is made from corn grown in the Midwest, where demand resulted in plowing up grasslands and wetlands. The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing big changes to renewable fuel policy to spur growth in low-carbon fuels made from crops other than corn.
A federal appeals court has upheld sweeping abortion restrictions in Texas — saying they aim to protect women's health. Providers say the decision could leave just seven or eight centers open.
The Cleveland Cavaliers dominated Tuesday's NBA Finals game — coming out on top over the Golden State Warriors 96-91. The Cavs lead the series 2-1. Game 4 will be played in Cleveland on Thursday.
Last week, Beijing instituted a ban on smoking in all public places. For a city of 4 million smokers who like to light up everywhere — hospitals, sports arenas, restaurants, trains — that's proving a challenge.