The United Nations convened on Monday to discuss a topic that isn't usually on their agenda: happiness. Throughout the day, speakers at the U.N. put forward their thoughts on how to measure and improve well-being around the world.
In Alabama and Mississippi, immigration reform is at the forefront of political debates. Controversial laws that limit opportunities for immigrant students in several Southern states have prompted immigrant allies to develop a 21st century "underground railroad" of assistance for their undocumented neighbors.
The ads use kids who are overweight describing the problems they face in an effort to get parents to realize their children are overweight. The ads, which were designed in consultation with a local hospital, have caused critics to label them as just another example of fat-shaming.
Audio recordings made on the flight deck of airplanes carrying two top government leaders the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated provide new insights into what the White House knew, when it knew it, and how the message was shared with government officials.
Joyful Noise, Contraband, Beauty and the Beast 3D all debut this weekend. Critics are touting Joyful Noise as one of the year's best films, while Contraband and Beauty and the Beast 3D each have their strengths.
Nigeria's government is trying once more to eliminate its fuel subsidy, sending gasoline, heating and cooking oil prices skyrocketing. In response, workers have called an indefinite, general strike and demanded the government back down.
Under existing U.S. rules, undocumented immigrants must first exit the United States before applying for permanent resident status — even if they're married to a U.S. citizen or their parent is a U.S. citizen. The Obama administration is trying to change that.
The United States will go forward with some $41 billion worth of military equipment sales to two Middle Eastern countries. Saudi Arabia will get $30 billion in fights and Iraq will get $11 billion in jets, tanks and other equipment.
Scientists in Wisconsin and the Netherlands have successfully mutated the bird flu virus so that it can more easily spread among humans. The idea isn't bioterror, but rather to give us more information to use in the event of a natural or inflicted pandemic flu.
In a pre-trial hearing in Maryland, U.S. government experts for the first time publicly linked Pfc. Bradley Manning and Wikileaks, saying Manning was the source of the classified documents that have propelled Wikileaks to infamy.