Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine people for not properly sorting their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills and encourage composting instead.
Of those 64 Democrats who cast a key anti-abortion vote in November 2009, only 12 remain in the House today.
The strikes come just days after Yemen's the U.S.-backed government resigned in the face of an uprising by Shiite Houthi rebels, effectively leaving the country with no government.
The Indian prime minister wore a suit with pinstripes that read "Narendra Damodardas Modi." The reaction on social media was scathing, but Modi is often lauded for his fashion choices.
Making pot legal for adults means teens will be more likely to use it too, say pediatricians. And while they're concerned about health effects, they say there are better ways to deter usage than jail.
Alexis Tsipras, who led Syriza to an improbable win in the parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.
The Secret Service says the overnight incident is being investigated. The White House says the device posed no threat. The president and the first lady are in India.
A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.
The president became the first U.S. head of state to attend a parade to mark the day India adopted its constitution.
The potentially historic nor'easter could bring more than 2 feet of snow to the region today and Tuesday. Travel is expected to be affected, with thousands of flights already canceled.
Religious leaders must play a role in stopping the outbreak in this West African country, the cleric says. And that will mean changing not only attitudes but funeral practices.
In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines.
He took in a display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first U.S. leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.
Football is the most watched sport in America — and increasingly, one of the most controversial. High school football star Nahshon Ellerbe shares what he loves about the game.
Returning immediately to demanding physical or mental activities after a concussion can be bad for the brain, neuroscientists agree. But what about after symptoms resolve? How much rest is best?
A simple blood test can analyze bits of fetal DNA leaked in the mother's blood stream. It's less risky than invasive alternatives like amnio, but also doesn't tell as much about fetal health.
A JetBlue flight from Long Beach, Calif., and a SkyWest jet from Phoenix were involved. On Saturday, bomb threats targeted 2 jets bound for Atlanta. It's unclear if any of the threats were connected.
The actor who most famously plays Mr. Bean wrecked the high-performance car back in 2011. Luckily, he wasn't seriously injured. But it did cost him $1.4 million to get it fixed.
"Coach K" became the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John's in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden.
Petro Poroshenko says that the only way forward in ending the conflict with Russian-backed separatists in the country's east is to revive a cease-fire agreement forged in September in Minsk.