One official said it's "elevating the people's cultural life" by allowing its citizens to stream state-run TV. Which is to say binge watch propaganda in the comfort of their own home.
A chemistry professor at the University of Southern Maine started asking students to lab-test beer. By the way, testing doesn't mean tasting. Students aren't allowed to drink beer in class.
One of China's most valuable tech startups, smartphone maker Xiaomi (SHYOW-Me), is getting into networked appliances, in a bid to innovate its way out of trouble, as its core business falls flat.
In Baton Rouge, the recovery is underway after historic floods devastated the Southern part of the state. But aid is slower to reach more remote, rural areas that were also hit hard by the rains.
Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump for aligning with the "alt right." David Greene talks to Nicole Hemmer, University of Virginia professor and author of a forthcoming book Messengers of the Right.
Even in a down time for its oil and gas business, Shell has decided to build a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker — which makes natural gas into plastics and chemicals — in gas-rich Pennsylvania.
There's a part of trade agreements that deals with how to help people in the U.S. who are harmed when jobs move abroad because of trade. It's called Trade Adjustment Assistance.
David Greene talks to Jose Luis Gascon, chairman of the Philippine Commission on Human Rights, about the alleged extrajudicial killings that have happened since President Rodrigo Duterte took office.
The Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin isn't getting enough sleep. Ann Garrett of the National Marine Fisheries Service explains a proposed rule that's intended to help the dolphins get some sleep.
The Milwaukee man fatally shot by a police officer two weeks ago will be buried on Friday. The shooting resulted in two days of riots and a 10 p.m. curfew for teens.
One of China's most valuable tech startups, smartphone maker Xiaomi, is getting into networked appliances, in a bid to innovate its way out of trouble, as its core business falls flat.
Many hill towns in central Italy were reduced to rubble by this week's powerful earthquake. Many devastated communities are difficult to reach, and the exact number of missing persons isn't known.
A remote mountain village once was home to hundreds. Now it has just 30 residents. Tskukimi Ayano, 67, is one of the younger ones. She has repopulated the village by making scarecrow-like figures.
First hired in the 1950s, Floyd Norman is still drawing. "Creative people don't hang it up," he says. "We don't walk away, we don't want to sit in a lawn chair. ... We want to continue to work. "
The organization is going door to door in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods. The goal: Reach 25,000 households in six weeks with information about Zika prevention and family planning services.
More than six decades since Frank Mutz's grandfather started in the air conditioning business, Frank runs the same company with his children. They've also passed down common sense and personal warmth.
To help dairy farmers hurt by a glut, the USDA said this week it'll buy $20 million worth of cheese and give it to food banks. But we eat so much of the stuff, that's hardly a drop in the bucket.
Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic are collaborating to better integrate the training of student doctors, dentists, nurses and social workers. One goal: Reduce medical errors.
Don't expect the service soon. The head of a drone company told Reuters they have to figure out how to navigate "random hazards like power lines, moving vehicles and children in the backyard playing."
After digging down just a foot, a modern-day prospector found a 9-pound chunk of gold in Australia. In the Philippines, a fisherman kept secret his 75-pound pearl for 10 years.