Rapid gains by Sunni extremist group ISIS are having a wide impact, crimping Iraq's oil industry and leading to calls for its Shiite leader, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, to resign.
According to a new NPR poll, in the 12 states with competitive Senate races this fall, only 38 percent of likely voters said they approved of the way the president is handling his job.
Federal officials have struck a deal to detain unaccompanied migrant children at an empty college in the tiny town of Lawrenceville, Va. But local pushback has put the plan on hold.
Fifty years ago, three civil rights workers were killed by Ku Klux Klan members in Mississippi. Organizers who pushed for justice then are now educating youth so they can continue to call for change.
AARP ranked each state and Washington, D.C. according to the cost and quality of long-term care and support services. An online scorecard helps consumers compare services in each region.
LA and Newark aren't the only cities with gang problems. Utah's capital is also battling gangs, and officials are using organized crime charges to try to bring down groups like the Tongan Crips.
A controversial practice to tie, hold down or seclude agitated students mostly impacts kids with disabilities. Schools say it's for safety, but opponents say it's dangerous and a civil rights issue.
The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that local courts cannot charge indiscriminate fees to defendants.
At an unveiling in Seattle, online retail giant Amazon announced its entry into the smartphone market with a new device called "Fire."
General Motors CEO Mary Barra faced another grueling hearing on Capitol Hill, two weeks after a critical internal report blasted the company's handling of defective ignition switches as incompetent. GM has recalled 20 million vehicles already this year and has set aside $700 million to cover repairs related to the recall.