On Wednesday, the now-famous SEAL Team Six conducted another high-profile operation, rescuing two hostages in Somalia. Ryan Zinke, a politician and former Team Six commander, says as the military and conflicts evolve, these sorts of actions will become more common.
After a couple months of wrangling, Congress has sent a bill to President Obama that extends through the end of the year payroll tax cuts, unemployment benefits and a fix in reimbursement rates for doctors doing work on Medicare patients.
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.
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.
Sweltering temperatures in June capped off a year of record-breaking temperatures across the United States. Whether the trend is an anomaly or the new normal is something scientists are still trying to figure out.
With U.S. demand for coal at decades-low levels, mining companies are turning elsewhere for places to sell their products. In most cases, that means the booming economies of Asia — and long trips on container ships.
In an effort to battle the increasing number of childhood obesity cases in the United States, FoodCorps is turning to schools. Rather than just teaching the basics of healthy eating, they're tapping into a generation of passionate young adults to make health food more real.