They say every dog has its day. So does every toilet. And that day is today: World Toilet Day.
Meghan Daum's essay collection is intensely personal, but also universal. Critic Tomas Hachard says that on a deep level, it's about the process of growing up and deciding whether to conform or rebel.
Driven by the Lake Effect, the storm dumped up to 60 inches of snow in some areas, paralyzing an area used to huge snow totals.
The Keystone XL oil pipeline is still on hold. A bill in the U.S. Senate to bypass a White House review and approve the controversial project failed to gather enough support Tuesday night. Pipeline backers fell just one vote short of the 60 needed. Supporters vow to come back next year and hold another vote.
Mongkok is a working-class neighborhood known for catering to mainland Chinese tourist shoppers — as well as its ties to triads, or gangsters. Mongkok lies across the harbor from the main protest camp in Hong Kong's Admiralty district, which feels a bit like Woodstock.
A bid to overhaul the National Security Agency has failed. The measure didn't receive enough votes in the Senate Tuesday night to cut off debate.
Last September's entry into the White House by an Iraq War veteran who scaled the fence along Pennsylvania Avenue is the focus of another hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
Williams, Scott & Associates is alleged to have threatened debtors with arrest, criminal charges and the loss of driving privileges. The owner and six employees were arrested.
As states struggle to obtain lethal drugs necessary to put someone to death, Ohio lawmakers consider a bill that would shield the ID of any pharmacy or drug maker which provide drugs for executions.
As we wait for the announcement on whether a white police officer will be indicted in the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, we examine the case before the panel.
Federal regulators want car companies to recall millions of cars with suspect air bags made by Takata corporation. Carmakers have been sending notices first to owners in warmer climates where the bags are thought to pose the greatest danger.
Researchers are gearing up tests in West Africa to see whether blood from Ebola survivors can help people who are sick with the disease. Three specially equipped bloodmobiles have been shipped to Africa, and they could soon be put to use to produce what's called convalescent serum. This is part of a broader effort to test Ebola therapies in West Africa.
Grocery stores and restaurants serve more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of that is never eaten. Demand for pre-cooked meals and pristine produce, in particular, creates a mountain of waste. We visit a grocery store in the Kansas City suburbs working to reduce the amount of food it wastes.
An attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem on Tuesday, left five dead, and many others wounded. Assailants, armed with guns, knives, and axes, attacked during morning prayers. Three U.S. citizens were among those killed, including Kansas City native Rabbi Kalman Levine.
Residents opened their doors to find walls of snow. Since it's only November, those die-hard souls should probably brace for more bad weather.
The newest version of Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas" raised a $1 million within a few minutes of its release on Tuesday. Critics say the song still sends the wrong message about Africa.
Much of the House Democratic leadership is getting along in years, with little prospects for change even after suffering big losses this past election.
All 45 Republicans were on board, but the bill fell short of just one Democrat. It's a project President Obama has not been a fan of.
Commentator Frank Deford discusses some recent sports-related scandals, including the abuse of young swimmers by their coaches, and fake classes created for college athletes.
If you've shopped for meat recently, you no doubt have noticed that beef prices are up. That may be hard on consumers, but the prices are helping ranchers purchase expensive feed and rebuild herds.