Caitlin Alifirenka of Pennsylvania and Martin Ganda of Zimbabwe became best friends – and better people – through their exchange.
A thousand firefighters are battling a wildfire burning out of control across more than 15 square miles of Southern California’s San Jacinto Mountains, 90 miles east of Los Angeles.
A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least six alleged militants in Yemen today. It seems to be part of the response to a recent terrorist threat against the West.
Observers say Yemen is managing its post-Arab Spring transition better than its neighbors. That’s impressive, considering that it’s the poorest country in the Arab world.
Scientists along the East Coast are alarmed and puzzled by the number of dead bottlenose dolphins that have been washing up on beaches from Virginia to New York.
The amber alert that was issued in California for two children, Hannah and Ethan Anderson, ages 16 and 8, has been extended to Washington and Oregon. The suspect is a family friend.
Saginaw, Michigan, struggles with poverty, violence and crime. Even locals call it “sag-nasty.” One artist is tired of all the negativity and is using art to change the way the town sees itself.
Music journalist David Brown of KUT and KUTX brings us new music out of Austin, Texas, from five bands and artists including Danny Malone, Sam Baker, Wiretree, The Boxing Lesson and Not in the Face.
Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi continue sit-ins in Cairo and beyond, following failed negotiations between the Muslim Brotherhood and the interim government.
Watsi — one of the fastest growing non-profits in web history — puts up pictures and profiles of people around the world who need money for medical care. It’s like Kickstarter for medical care.
According to Gallup’s new alcoholic preferences survey, the steepest decline in beer drinkers has occurred among young people and non-white drinkers — the fastest growing segments of the country.
The jury is in its third day of deliberations in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger. For the families of his 19 alleged murder victims, the wait for the verdict has been part of a long, painful journey.
Today marks the end of Ramadan — or does it? A theological debate surrounding the end of the holiday is making diplomacy and business in the Muslim world a bit more complicated.
Staff Sgt. Ed Drew brought his photography equipment from art school to Afghanistan, including equipment to make tintypes — a photographic technique from the Civil War.
From Charlie Kohlhase to Moby.
Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.