Afghanistan is a mountainous land where mountain climbing is rare among men and virtually nonexistent among women. An American is now preparing young Afghan women to scale the country's highest peak.
For a decade, Venezuela sold oil at subsidized payment rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela's economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.
Does the imbalance start at conception or are there factors during pregnancy that favor the birth of slightly more males than females? Researchers find clues that point to factors in the womb.
The bus driver called police and she was returned safely to her family. On local TV, the girl's mom told her, "Yes, you can have a slushie. Next time just ask me to take you."
Someone tweets real news articles in which a "Florida Man" does dumb things. Public Policy Polling checked Florida Man's approval rating, and found his numbers are better than many politicians.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Sunday said he supports an effort to "clarify the intent" of a new law that would allow businesses in the state to cite religious objections to refuse to serve gay people. The Religious Freedom Restoration Action became law last week. The measure touched off a vociferous online campaign as well as a protest on Saturday in front of the Statehouse.
The neighborhood in Queens has become a kind of urban United Nations, with people from 100 countries living there. The more diverse, the better its residents get along.
Two congressional committees travel to the town of Tomah, Wisconsin, on Monday to hold a hearing on the VA hospital there. The hospital has been singled out for overprescribing opiates to vets. But the VA acknowledges that the problem is a national one.
Islamist insurgents have reportedly killed about 40 people, as the polling for a new president continued into Sunday. Voting was extended after technical problems kept some from casting their ballots.
The German co-pilot who deliberately flew an Airbus A320 into a mountainside last week had been deemed too sick to work but ignored the doctor's order. Investigators found the ripped up remains of the orders in searching his home.
At the frontlines close to the city of Tikrit, it's easy to see how important the Shiite militias are to Iraq's war effort. The U.S.-led coalition agreed to an Iraqi government request to launch airstrikes against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, in Tikrit. But U.S. military officials don't trust the Shiite militias because of their ties with Iran.
Snow levels are at record lows for Washington and Oregon. That could create problems later on in the dry season when there's no more snow to feed rivers that depend on snowmelt.
Talks aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear program to peaceful purposes continue. An Iranian negotiator is quoted as rejecting the idea that Iran would ship some of its nuclear fuel out of the country.
Saudi-led airstrikes continue in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. And as usual, there was no warning. Residents worry that soon the battle will move from the sky to Yemen's soil.
Emotional testimony is expected before the government rests its case against admitted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The defense team's goal is to convince at least 1 juror that he doesn't deserve to die.
Police today are identifying fewer murder suspects than they did a generation ago. One criminologist says that may be because departments are more focused on preventing crimes than on making arrests.
In 10 states, injured workers are finding it more difficult to get or keep medical treatment their doctors prescribe because of reforms to workers' comp laws.
Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to around $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.
There's a growing trend of hiking up mountains — in skis. Though it's banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.
Treadmill desks were the hot new trend in exercising a few years ago. The idea was to get moving and lose weight at work. But a new study suggests people don't use them enough to make a difference.