The self-deprecating host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show says it took a few months to get comfortable in his new role. "People are holding your feet to the fire immediately," he says.
Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated Bayou la Batre on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Five years later came the BP oil spill. The hardscrabble fishing hamlet has never recovered.
Small farmers have been struggling for years with low commodity prices and rising production costs. But throughout the Midwest, a new farm-to-table strategy is giving a boost to some farmers.
As schools reopen across the U.S., some regions are having trouble finding enough teachers to fill vacancies. But others see a big disconnect between training and the needs of districts.
Researchers say GMO-free has become a proxy for what consumers really want: less processed, natural food. And advocates says there's already a name for food that's GMO-free: "organic."
The daily pill, called Addyi, modestly increased women's interest in sex in clinical tests. The approval was praised by some women's advocates as a milestone and condemned by others as irresponsible.
In Hamburg, home to one of Europe's busiest ports, support for trade is fervent. But many Germans have their doubts about a proposed trans-Atlantic agreement that is expected next year.
Years after the subprime mortgage crisis, New Jersey has the nation's highest rate of zombie homes — abandoned by their former owners but not yet through foreclosure. Some sit vacant for years.
Musicians in Kenya want a law forcing radio stations to play 70 percent local music. Nigeria and South Africa have similar rules. But this kind of protectionism could backfire.
The pangolin, a shy, scaly animal resembling an anteater, is being hunted into extinction, conservationists say. New efforts are underway to protect this exotic creature.