Two years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., school shootings in the US continue at the rate of nearly one a week. Most Americans think the main problem is mental illness, not lack of gun control.
Global efforts have halved the number of people dying from malaria - a tremendous achievement, the World Health Organization says.
It says between 2001 and 2013, 4.3 million deaths were averted, 3.9 million of which were children under the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa.
Each year, more people are being reached with life-saving malaria interventions, the WHO says.
In 2004, 3% of those at risk had access to mosquito nets, but now 50% do.
Winning the fight
On the eve of the first test launch -- just delayed -- of the Orion spacecraft that may one day take humans to Mars, NASA is re-thinking how it engages the public and disseminates information, by focusing on explaining each mission instead of a more generalized approach. In the process, it's modeling how businesses can better interact with customers.
About 500 state legislators from across the country will pour themselves cups of coffee and file into conference rooms of the Hyatt Regency hotel in Washington on Wednesday to talk about cutting taxes and killing regulations. This is Legislating 101, brought to you by corporate America.
Taking advantage of earlier and longer promotions this season, fewer shoppers were in stores or purchasing online over the holiday weekend compared with last year, a trend that's expected to continue into Cyber Monday.
The National Retail Federation expects about 127 million people to shop online Monday, down from about 131 million who planned to shop online last year on Cyber Monday.
Iranian distrusts US intentions – and fears that it will make irreversible decisions in exchange for only temporary sanctions relief.
VIENNA — More than 30 months of Iran nuclear talks are coming to a frenetic diplomatic climax before a Monday deadline.
Taxes? No problem.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally earned $23.2m last year while Ford got a tax refund of $19m.
This most recent gap between executive pay and taxes is part of an alarming trend reflecting a generous corporate tax code
‘Fixed Fortunes’: Corporate Donors Spent $5.8B on Political Influence, Received $4.4T in Financial Benefits
The Sunlight Foundation is releasing “Fixed Fortunes,” a groundbreaking analysis and dataset of the money the biggest corporate political donors put into campaigns and lobbying and what they get in return.
Google has waded into one of the most politically fraught environmental issues with a free tool that gives anyone with an internet connection the power to track down illegal fishing boats that experts say are causing up to $23bn in economic losses each year.