El Niño is back. That could mean trouble for crops from Africa to Australia, drought relief for Brazil and California — and new record global temperatures as the Pacific Ocean warms up and brings the heat along with it.
Even at 101, Yevnige Salibian remembers clearly the shouts and separation of Armenians in what was the first genocide of the 20th century. For her and much of L.A.'s Armenian community, the largest in the United States, a traumatic past is not even past.
After a "Muhammad cartoon contest" came under attack over the weekend, Texas imam Omar Suleiman is glad he and other Muslim leaders urged their followers to leave the event alone. Ignoring extremists — both the anti-Muslim crowd and radical Islamists alike — is the best policy, he says.
The scientific consensus around Alzheimer's disease says it's caused by proteins called beta-amyloids that build up on the brain and destroy its normal functions. But one man, Duke professor Allen Roses, has made it his mission to prove that the conventional wisdom is wrong.
Taco al pastor, the classic Mexican street food that’s popular in the US, has roots in a surprising place: the Middle East. Thanks to immigrants from the former Ottoman Empire, the classic street dish of shawarma morphed into the beloved taco of today.
Japanese people, even some minority groups, tend to believe that Japanese society is homogeneous and racism doesn't exist in the country. But a Japanese American has drawn praise — and ire — by exposing that belief as a myth.
Everyone in California is feeling the crunch as the state tries to cope with its massive drought, but farms aren't suffering quite as much as the rest. That's good for business, but bad for the state's dwindling water resources.
When May 5 rolls around, many Mexican restaurants use the occasion to offer margarita and enchilada specials. In fact, for many Americans, Cinco de Mayo is just one big fiesta — without any idea how it started.
A new plan announced by the US government would restore seven million acres of lost habitat for the monarch butterfly and other pollinating insects like honeybees, and scientists says the plan comes not a moment too soon for the troubled insects.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major free trade deal, has turned into a hot and divisive political battle. But no matter what the critics say, most economics believe the treaty will be good for most Americans, even poor ones.
A top Jamaican cop who served as a witness in the federal trial of an alleged Jamaican lottery scammer says his country is working to stamp out the scams. But that can be a hard sell in an economically depressed country where con men are living large.