A paid informant helped officials arrest three New Yorkers who allegedly planned to aid the so-called Islamic State. But the shock is less about the violence they hoped to commit and more about how young New Yorkers were tempted to join a jihadi group.
There are vast racial differences in the occurrence of cancer — in breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. And there's a great deal of difference in the mortality rates in men who are black and men who are white as well.
The number of college graduates with debt is rising quickly, and some students have had enough. A group known as the Corinthian 15 say they're going on a "debt strike," hoping to force action to cancel the debts they owe to a for-profit education company — and spur broader change.
The "Anti-Maidan" rally in Moscow marked one year since a pro-Western uprising in Kiev's Maidan Square toppled Ukraine's president. But the attendees have a far different view of everything that's happened since then, and they're not afraid to say it.
Gary Shteyngart was born in the former Soviet Union. He moved to the US along with his family when he was seven years-old. On New Year’s Eve 2014, he had an idea: what would it be like if he spent a week watching just Russian state TV?
The buzz from Geneva is that international talks there on Iran’s nuclear ambitions are approaching a deal. The deal could limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities for a decade or more, in exchange for an easing of sanctions.
In a new book, The Perfect Protein, Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless says that through better fisheries management, we can find "the potential for unimaginable, renewable abundance" that will be able to feed a rapidly growing human population in the coming decades. He also gives five tips for eating seafood.
The biggest beneficiary of Netflix's move into Internet-challenged Cuba may have nothing to do with the service on the island. It will be the ability to feature some of Cuba's best filmmakers to a global audience.
When Deepak Singh first arrived in the United States, the memory of a prized portable radio brought him to RadioShack, the store that produced his beloved set. He ended up taking a sales job there, an unlikely position that gave him an unexpected view of America.
The US and Canada have wrangled with the proposed Keystone XL pipeline for years, but Native American tribes say their own sovereign nations are being ignored. And with the the pipeline's route crossing several reservations, native activists say they'll keep fighting even if the project is approved.
You’re in a crowded restaurant. You can’t make out what your companion is saying. So your eyes start to drift to your dining companions' lips, to make out what they're saying over the din. That’s because when speech is hard to hear, lip-reading provides extra clues for comprehension. It turns out we all learn this skill as infants. And bilingual infants do it the more than others.
Ukraine's latest easefire is finally holding, but the US warns that pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine are likely to resume the war in the spring. And in the meantime, Ukraine is suffering from the same economic woes as Russia as oil prices plummet.