The city has some of the highest auto insurance rates in the U.S. Many residents there drop coverage — or claim they live outside the city limits. The mayor has a plan to cut the cost of insurance.
Historian Richard Rothstein studies residential segregation in America. His conclusion: "federal, state and local governments purposely created racial boundaries in these cities."
No one has been a late-night TV host longer than David Letterman, who retires Wednesday after 33 years. Here's what he told TV Critic Eric Deggans about leaving the Ed Sullivan Theater one last time.
A mouse brain boasts more than 200 different kinds of cells, say scientists, who are busy cataloging everything known about each type. Next up: a data trove of details on human brain cells.
NYPD officer Peter Liang has been indicted for the death of Akai Gurley. Some in the Asian-American community support holding Liang accountable; others say he is being scapegoated because of his race.
Even after the psychological pain is effectively treated, damage from long years of depression may linger. It seems to double the risk of stroke among adults over age 50, research suggests.
One officer says relations with the public are "about as bad as I've seen," as a take-charge method of policing collides with a more skeptical citizenry that can record and disseminate video anywhere.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest has called a delay in passing trade legislation a "snafu." But he said he didn't know how to translate the word for countries impacted by the deal. We do.
The Obama administration has detained thousands of immigrant women and children, but that could soon change. A court case is challenging whether it is ever legal to hold children for long periods.
Amtrak was created in the 1970s to allow several private railroads to get out of the passenger business. Experts say that while its safety record is generally good, it needs upgrading.