Despite pressure from Beijing, factories continue to dump toxic waste into waterways because the cost of violating the rules is lower than the cost of compliance.
Sting, who wrote the music and lyrics for the struggling Broadway musical “The Last Ship,” will join the cast on Dec.
After an unusual land deal, a giant spill and a tanker-train explosion, anxiety began to ripple across the North Dakota prairie.
The Iraqi military and police forces had been so pillaged by their own leadership that they all but collapsed this spring in the face of the advancing Islamic State fighters.
The cost of electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted, making it in some places cheaper than coal or natural gas.
A quick-grow laboratory technique, called microfragmenting, may make it possible to mass-produce reef-building corals for transplanting onto dead or dying reefs that took centuries to develop.
Dragon Age: Inquisition shows that sophisticated storytelling in video games has become commonplace even as it remains the most experimental and contentious aspect of the medium.
Forces both inside and outside the traditional labor movement united to campaign for a higher minimum wage for hotel workers in Los Angeles.
The draft legislation emphasizes Israel’s Jewish character above its democratic nature, proposing to define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, a move opposed by Arab citizens.
The boy was shot Saturday in the torso outside a recreation center after, the police said, he reached for what turned out to be a fake gun in his waistband, and he died later on Sunday.
The Affordable Care Act faces grave danger because legislative repair work that was once routine has grown impossible.
The bullet that killed Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn housing project stairwell was fired from the gun of a New York police officer, but exactly how it happened is still a mystery.
If podcasting’s model seems familiar — Netflix, anyone?
Four weeks after New York and New Jersey announced that they would restrict travelers who had contact with Ebola patients, the absence of quarantines is striking.
In its campaigns for the “Hunger Games” films, Lionsgate’s tiny marketing department has used mastery of social media and a culture of risk-taking to dazzle the legacy studios.
A watercolor believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler sold about $161,000 (130,000 euros), on Saturday at a German auction house, Reuters reported.
President Obama rejected Republican claims of unconstitutional overreach, adding that he had been “very restrained” in his use of executive authority.
A St. Louis County circuit court judge had not yet agreed to the release of records from grand jury proceedings in the Darren Wilson case, a court official said in a statement on Sunday.
The man told the police he had been cleaning his gun on Saturday when it discharged in the family’s apartment in East New York.
In a century, the number of glaciers in Montana’s Glacier National Park has dropped to about 25 from 150.
Mr. Paul, a likely presidential candidate who has emerged as one of the Republican Party’s most cautious voices on military intervention, offered a very circumscribed definition of war.
Bipolar disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been diagnosed in millions of Americans, but is that a result of more expert diagnosis, or simply too frequent diagnosis?
Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, who has dual citizenship, is appealing a one-year sentence for a conviction that has been linked to activism.
Beji Caid Essebsi, a former prime minister, and Moncef Marzouki, the interim president, were leading but neither expected to win a majority.
As the emergency situation eases in Western New York, the governor warned residents that flooding ‘is a very real possibility’ in the days ahead.
The government of President Ashraf Ghani has cleared the way for special forces raids, blocked by former President Hamid Karzai, to resume in 2015.
Of course we tried staying together for the sake of our son. Until one night, during one of our fine-tuned feuds, our shouting woke up the baby.
The third “Hunger Games” movie, “Mockingjay Part 1” (Lionsgate), sold an estimated $123 million in tickets at North American theaters over the weekend.
A report from IHS Jane’s Defence says the operation is designed to coerce other countries to relinquish territorial claims in the South China Sea.