Booker brought the city lots of attention and investment to the New Jersey city as mayor. But now that he's a U.S. senator, will the trend continue? Booker helped change Newark's perception, but the city still faces persistent crime. Mayoral candidates are taking that issue — and their ideas for solving it — to voters.
The legal battle over the New York City Police Department's controversial policy took a dramatic turn last week. A federal judge had ruled the practice unconstitutional, but an appeals court put that order on hold. What will happen next will partly depend on who New York's next mayor is.
Mohammed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, was Egypt's first-ever democratically elected president. A year after he was elected, he was ousted by the military following massive protests against him. Morsi goes on trial Monday, accused of inciting violence against protesters.
Depending on where you live, you might be able to vote for your local coroner this election season. About 1,600 counties across the U.S. still elect coroners, and that means candidates have to be popular before they can start signing death certificates.
As a way to bring new people to the chuch, a few mainline churches are experimenting with informal services centered around craft beer. The result is not sloshed congregants; rather, it's an attempt to do church differently.
Latinos are three times as likely to be uninsured than white Minnesota residents, making them a key demographic for the state's new online health insurance marketplace. Health workers hope to encourage questions and provide answers by heading out onto the streets — and even into hair salons.
The rate of heroin use is up, and federal data shows that nearly 80 percent of people using the illegal drug had previously abused prescription painkillers. One doctor says addiction to painkillers must be treated — and prescriptions regulated — in part to stymie the draw to heroin.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took to Capitol Hill this week to try and explain the botched rollout of the website that is central to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. And despite apologies and mea culpas, the Obama administration is dealing with new questions about its grasp of technology — and even about the president's veracity.
Nearly 1,000 scheduled flights and 100,000 passengers were affected at Los Angeles International Airport, where a gunman on Friday killed a TSA agent and wounded others. On Saturday afternoon, a major terminal in one of the nation's busiest airports finally reopened, FBI agents continued their investigation, and thousands of passengers tried to catch their flights.
With the federal insurance exchanges still a mess, some uninsured people are turning to local groups to figure out how and where to purchase insurance. In Florida, a lack of coordination among different agencies is leaving room for dubious outfits to enter the scene.