Drivers in Texas headed from Austin to San Antonio have a choice: take the free Interstate Highway 35 at 75 mph or jump on the new, privately operated toll road at 85 mph. But some folks have raised eyebrows over how that speed limit was set -- and what the state got for setting the highest speed limit its ever granted.
The Juneteenth holiday marks the day slavery came to an end in the United States: June 19, 1865. Though 41 states recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday, Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has introduced legislation to make it a national day of observance.
A group for historic aircraft recovery is mounting a new expedition to remote Nikumaroro Island in the western Pacific. It's mission is to find Amelia Earharts long lost plane on the 75th anniversary of her disappearance.
The U.S. Census Bureau released new data for 2011 that go a long way in describing the shifts in American demographics. We're becoming more multicultural, we're becoming younger, but only in certain places. In fact, white Americans are becoming less numerous, and certainly as a portion of the school-age group.
The U.S. beer market is stable, not really growing, not really shrinking. But a specific subset of that market, the craft beer market, is seeing tremendous growth. It's part of an increasing American culture of buying local -- supporting businesses in your own back yard.
The days of public radio and television being a refuge from political ads may be over, at least for public broadcasters on the U.S. west coast. A court ruling there will allow public broadcasters to begin accepting political ads immediately.
When the US economy took a nosedive five years ago, Brazil's economy hardly skipped a beat. With the economic shift in fortunes, migration patterns between the countries have shifted as well. But as The World's Jason Margolis found out, not very cleanly.
Despite its ongoing transition from authoritarian rule to democracy, Myanmar is still facing serious tensions among its various ethnic groups. Anchor Marco Werman discusses those tensions with The World's Aaron Schachter.