Most kids in California go to schools segregated both by race and by poverty or wealth. But two families, one white and one black, tried their own integration experiments.
This is in addition to the four murder counts that Todd Kohlhepp is already facing. The 45-year-old realtor and registered sex offender has confessed to all seven murders.
Three weeks after the election, the tension between President-elect Donald Trump and mainstream media organizations continues.
At least four people were taken to hospitals with burns, and hundreds of structures were damaged or destroyed in Tennessee's Sevier County after a wildfire moved into populated areas overnight.
Rep. Tom Price has proposed an alternative to Obamacare that emphasizes tax credits, health savings accounts and continuous insurance coverage as a way to deal with existing health conditions.
The Affordable Care Act requires that insurers cover maternity services, birth control and screening such as mammograms. But Trump administration plans to repeal Obamacare could end that.
The ability of an initially low-profile film like Moonlight to soar at the Gotham Awards is one of the times when awards prove they don't have to just be cynical back-patting exercises.
With an early morning tweet, President-elect Donald Trump revives an issue that hasn't been front and center in American politics for more than a quarter-century.
What makes Miracle on 34th Street so delightful is the way it constantly turns the question of belief vs. evidence into a question about our most essential and human values, says blogger Adam Frank.
More than 2,600 pregnant women on the island have tested positive for Zika. While the number of confirmed cases of fetal abnormalities has been small, officials are concerned about long-term effects.
Also: Gatlinburg, Tenn. is evacuated because of a wildfire; supporters of an increased federal minimum wage will protest today; and an autographed copy of Mahler's 2nd Symphony goes to auction today.
Steve Inskeep talks to Tevi Troy, president of the American Health Policy Institute and a former deputy secretary of Health in the George W. Bush administration, about the selection of Price.
Officials offered guidelines for how children should write their letters to Russia's version of Santa. The BBC reports the government worried kids were giving up too many personal details.
The Chapocoense soccer team was flying to Medellin for a tournament when the charter plane crashed in a mountainous area late Monday night. At least five people survived the crash.
Many Haitians seeking asylum in the U.S. are stuck in limbo in the Mexican border city. They've found the comforts of home cooking at a tiny eatery that ditched Mexican classics for all Haitian fare.
Jason Diamond tried to write a biography of John Hughes, director of classic '80s teen movies, but along the way, the story became more about his search for Hughes than the elusive filmmaker himself.
Britain's Princess Beatrice threw a party, and singer Ed Sheeran attended. He jokingly asked if he could be knighted. But when getting into position, she accidentally slashed his face.
Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work.
In an opaque move that likely lengthens South Korea's domestic political drift, embattled President Park Geun-hye put her fate in the hands of lawmakers.
The National Retail Federation says more consumers shopped online during the Thanksgiving weekend than in stores. A consultant says consumers have gotten far more comfortable shopping on their phones.