California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that the state would be imposing mandatory water restrictions for the first time in its history.
When the Iraqi military claimed it would swiftly force the Islamic State group to give up control of the Sunni city of Tikrit, they probably didn't expect the battle to last quite so long before finally claiming victory.
Van Morrison, the Irish soul legend, once called Bob Dylan "the greatest living poet." Now it's regarded almost as fact.
At sea level, Super Typhoon Maysak is a hostile juggernaut of a storm, a terrifying, spiraling red-and-yellow mass on a weatherman's map, pummeling anything in its reach with 160 mph winds.
We all have them — those people we check in with on a daily basis. We know what haircuts they're sporting and where they went on their last vacation.
NASA ran tests Tuesday on its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, a literal flying saucer that could eventually put astronauts on Mars.
Lauryn Hill became an immortal part of American musical history on March 25. The Library of Congress preserved her one and only masterpiece, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, as an invaluable piece of American history.
When Motown founder Berry Gordy heard Marvin Gaye's song, "What's Going On," Gordy declared it to be the worst song he had ever heard.
Attending America's "dream school" is a financial nightmare. New York University, routinely described by American high schoolers and their parents as one of their top "dream schools," is one of the most popular application choices for aspiring college students.
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 22 inmates serving time for drug crimes committed at least a decade ago.
On Tuesday, the Arkansas state legislature passed a bill that would allow individuals and business to deny service to certain patrons on religious grounds.
Transgender people were nearly invisible from mainstream media a few years ago. And on the rare occasions they weren't omitted from movies and TV shows, their portrayals were often stereotypical caricatures: A recent GLAAD study showed that between 2002-2012, "offensive representations and storylines" about transgender characters "were found on every major broadcast network and seven different cable networks," and that transgender individuals were largely cast in "victim" roles or as killers, villains or sex workers. These days, there are far more complex trans characters on screen, played by both transgender and cisgender (or those who aren't trans) actors.
Netflix has a seemingly endless supply of TV shows, movies and documentaries, a diverse array of content that can quickly become overwhelming when you're deciding what to watch on a rainy Friday night.
As if people needed to be given reasons to eat chocolate, a team at the University of Ghana's Department of Nutrition and Food Science found out how to make chocolate healthier and even more delicious.
Last week Vox brought to light a silly-sounding disease that seemed to plague women on the go in the late 1800s: bicycle face, or the threat of a permanent distressed expression caused by riding a bicycle.
I picked a shitty hotel, and I knew it. The TripAdvisor reviews had been ruthless: "This is not a hotel, this a worn-down, dangerous location," and "rustic ...
BEDFORD, N.H. — Before former two-term Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley can launch a meaningful effort to dislodge Hillary Clinton as the overwhelming frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, he's going to have to deal with Massachusetts Sen.
On Monday afternoon, Republican Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard took a strong stand against the state's controversial new Religious Freedom Restoration Act by criticizing the bill and signing an executive order that bans discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity.
Clean, green electricity can benefit everyone, not just environmentalists. Case in point: The Guardian reports that Georgetown, Texas, located in a county that voted more than 60% Republican in 2012, is set to have 100% of its electricity sourced from wind farms and solar plants by January 2017.