Earlier this year, Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng escaped house arrest in China and eventually made it to the United States. In his first national broadcast interview since arriving in New York City, Chen talks with The Takeaway about his campaign to improve disability rights in China.
Car sales are increasing, perhaps because of the gradually improving economy. Also helping push things in the right direction, at least for automakers, subprime buyers are now more able to purchase cars because banks are writing loans for them now. The auto industry is also turning a profit and is struggling to fill all the jobs it has.
Wisconsin officials ordered a recall election for Gov. Scott Walker on Friday. Despite the presidential primary occurring tomorrow, numbers show a greater focus on June's recall election.
The "Tag Challenge" is a worldwide social media contest in which five people play the role of "thieves" who must be found and photographed. The thieves are spread across five different American and European cities. Contestants have 28 hours to find all five for a chance to win $5,000.
Frank McCourt agreed to sell the Los Angeles Dodgers to a group led by Magic Johnson for a record two billion dollars Tuesday night. The purchase will cost nearly $860 million more than the price McCourt to buy the Dodgers from News Corp in 2004. The deal is pending approval from a US bankruptcy judge.
Released in August 1975, "Born to Run" proved to be a career defining song and album for Bruce Springsteen. As Springsteen prepares for another international tour, it's hard to imagine where his career started.
The European Union imposed new sanctions against 12 Syrian's within the government's inner circle, including President Bashar al-Assad and his wife. The sanctions include a freeze on EU assets, as well as a travel ban.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem began posting online the archive of Albert Einstein on Monday. Currently about 2,000 documents totaling 7,000 pages are available to view in full. Over the coming years the entire archive, totaling more than 80,000 pages, will be available to the public.
As more families leave small towns for big cities, schools are left with fewer students. Because schools with smaller student populations receive less funding, superintendents in rural areas are forced to look outside the box to stay afloat. Some schools are recruiting international students, who pay tuition for public education, to make up for lost funding and add diversity.
Nine children and three women were among 16 Afghan civilians killed Sunday morning in Kandahar. A U.S. Army soldier is accused of the killing, but no motive had been revealed.. The Afghan Taliban has vowed revenge and it is likely the incident will harm efforts to bring peace between the United States and the Taliban.