The immigrants rights organizer turned comedian won't impersonate his parents' Indian accents. For many people, he says, "immigrants are funny voices," and he's not interested in playing into that.
The Erie Canal was once one of the country's most important trade routes. Some are questioning whether this historical relic is still worth the tens of millions of dollars needed to maintain it.
The surprising history of electronic toll collection can be traced back to the theremin, and a Russian spy program. It's still in use, even as toll booths are being eliminated.
Synthetic chemicals have been found in Colorado water supplies. The Pentagon is examining hundreds of military sites for possible contamination by PFCs, which have been linked to health problems.
Jack Daniel learned how to make whiskey from a preacher. That's how the story goes. But a new figure is gaining prominence in the brand's corporate history.
In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Eventually the entire black population of Forsyth County was driven out, says Blood at the Root author Patrick Phillips.
Natalie Hampton knows what it's like to have no one to sit with during school lunch. So she's created Sit With Us, an app that helps kids find friendly harbors in the crowd.
In Burlington, Vt., the city's Department of Public Works is giving citizens the permission and the tools to remake their own streets. But not everyone thinks that's a good idea.
Flood managers suspect August's big rainstorms and floods in Louisiana are becoming more common there and elsewhere because of climate change. One clue: Much of the damage was beyond the flood plain.
The announcement is expected to delight conservationists and anger others. The unilateral move allows the president to protect the marine environment without waiting for Congressional approval.