"I was a Savage. My four kids were Savages," says Ken Anderson. For more than a century, the high school mascot of Lamar, Colorado, bears the moniker of rougher days on the Great Plains. Will it have to change?
When the elite aerial team called the Blue Angels formed in 1946, all of its pilots were men. In 2014, the same thing was true. Now history has been made with the addition of Capt. Katie Higgins, the first female pilot to serve with the Navy's world-famous demonstration squadron.
A day after Houthi forces failed to seize the airport and destroy the presidential palace in Yemen's second city, Aden, several suicide bombers brought violence to the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital, Sanaa. Amidst the chaos, it is hard to know who orchestrated the attacks.
It's been a year since the World Health Organization officially declared that there was an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A doctor and health journalist compare notes on what has been a long and traumatic year — and an epidemic that isn't over just yet.
In becoming the first Nigerian to defeat a sitting president through the ballot box yesterday, Muhammadu Buhari's victory turned into a political flashpoint for African hopefuls determined to set the same precedent in their country.
The Iran nuclear deal covers thousands of centrifuges and hundreds of kilograms of uranium and many other numbers and portions of substances and technologies. Those numbers are far from random, too. The technical details of the framework agreement were based on complex models developed by the US Department of Energy.
Founded in 1971, Pearl River Mart was ahead of the curve in terms of importing goods from China. Now, after decades providing immigrants and native New Yorkers with Chinese products of all kinds, the store is closing in the face of skyrocketing rent.
With the Ebola outbreak not yet behind us, global health workers are already scrambling to prevent what could be the next big outbreak of an emerging disease caused by a virus that jumped from animals into humans. In Tanzania, an organization is trying a new approach to tracking these new viruses and preventing another pandemic.
Last fall, a breakout of enterovirus left hundreds of kids with flu-like symptoms, but one group came down with something much worse: polio-like paralysis in the arms and legs. While the virus has stopped spreading, doctors are still puzzled by what caused the paralysis.
A few dozen elderly US veterans have traveled back to Iwo Jima, scene of one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific during World War II. One of them, former fighter pilot Jerry Yellin, talks about the battle and one buddy who never returned.
Blaine Harden wrote a best-selling book about North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk. Years later, Shin revealed that parts of his story were not true. So, how did Harden know that another defector whose story he told in a second book was telling the truth?
Not long ago, Egypt all but threatened war if Ethiopia built a huge dam it was planning on part of the Nile River. Now the two countries have signed breakthrough agreement to allow the dam to go ahead. It's a big deal in a region with a history of tension over scarce water resources
Mindra Sahadeo, an Indo-Guyanese musician who now lives in New York, has found a niche bringing the city’s harmoniums back to life. It's a way to connect to his Indian heritage and fill his shared apartment with music.
Sim Bhullar has landed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings, making him the first player of Indian descent in the NBA. It's a big chance for the big man to prove his worth after earning success in college and the NBA's Development League.
Filmmaker Safa al Ahmad gained unprecedented access to the Houthi advance through Yemen and traveled into Yemen's rural areas to meet their tribal adversaries. What she saw in Yemen is the subject of her documentary, airing Tuesday on Frontline.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for attacks on two embassies in Tripoli recently, and it's reportedly boosting its numbers as local Islamist groups fade. It's a reminder of how unstable Libya has become since the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi was attacked in 2012.