It was supposed to close 22 years ago. Now an aging waste incinerator landfill north of Boston has been given the go-ahead to add a half million tons of fly ash and bottom ash to its collection of materials — and local residents and community leaders are not happy about it.
Bren Bataclan is a Filipino American artist who first came to the US when he was 12 years old. Now, he's a professional artist who shares his immigrant experience through his paintings. He's also gives his paintings away to make people smile.
Men’s Ice Hockey at this year’s Winter Olympics is going to look pretty different — gone are the stars. For the first time in 20 years, the NHL won’t be going on hiatus and allowing its players to represent their nations. And that has Team USA, as well as Team Canada and others, sending line-ups of largely unknowns.
Henry Lemus Calderón, 19, is incarcerated in a high-security unit, and he can’t figure out why. Though in the country illegally, he was never arrested for any crime and never ordered removed, and he bristles at the notion of being considered in need of high security.
The World's Marco Werman introduces us to the music of The Kominas. The group's two members are from Boston, the children of Pakistani immigrants. Their new album is called, "Wild Nights in Guantanamo Bay."
An ad campaign launched in London is causing controversy in the U.S.: the ad touts various places in the U.S. as destinations for gay tourists, but some in South Carolina didn't like their state being included on the list
The World's Marco Werman tells us about the Music of Cyprus project. It's a Boston-based initiative spearheaded by Turkish Cypriot Mehmet Sanliko. As for the answer to our Geo Quiz today, what are the three largest Mediterranean islands, the answer is Sicily, Sardinia, and Cyprus.
Anchor Marco Werman tells us about a band named "Nation Beat" that was part of this year's Farm Aid line-up. The band brings Brazilian influences to play in what is usually an all-American event head-lined by Willie Nelson.
Medical records are rare or non-existent in many parts of the developing world. Now, a global team of coders and doctors have created a free, downloadable, computer-based medical record system. The World's Clark Boyd reports.
Asians living here and Asia have much higher rates of diabetes than Caucasians, largely due to modern eating habits. Researchers here are figuring out the best ways to prevent an epidemic. The World's Julia Kumari Drapkin reports.