President Obama is launching a new initiative aimed at helping young black and Hispanic men. He'll sign an executive order that sets up a task force to help keep them in school and out of prisons.
Nutrition panels just got a big makeover from the Food and Drug Administration. First lady Michelle Obama is announcing the changes on the fourth anniversary of her campaign to fight obesity.
Pro-Russian forces have captured two buildings in Crimea, even as Russia is offering to protect the ousted Ukrainian president. Meanwhile, the new government in Kiev is warning against separatism.
Also Thursday, ousted President Viktor Yanukovych says he's still Ukraine's leader and asks Russia to protect him. Along the border, Russian fighter jets are on patrol.
Parliament is likely to approve a near-total ban on abortion, which has been legal in Spain since 1985. Some proponents argue change has come too quickly, breaking down traditional Spanish values.
The law, passed in 2012, was meant to shift the financial risk of insuring flood-zone properties to homeowners. But some residents' premiums have skyrocketed.
An estimated 3,000 families have been evicted to make way for building projects related to the 2016 Summer Games. The families and Olympic organizers don't always agree on whether it's an upgrade.
The FDA has released its mock-up of a proposed new label for food. On it, calorie counts go big and bold. What's out? Listing calories from fat. What else is new? More details on added sugars.
As Hollywood and China grow closer, more roles are opening up for Asian-American actors to play Chinese-speaking characters. But before they can sound fluent on screen, some turn to dialect coaches.
As the state slogs through a major drought, officials look for new water sources — like desalination plants that make water from the Pacific drinkable. Opponents worry about environmental damage.