Results are mixed 20 years after welfare reform was enacted. The new program did work for millions of families, but many are worse off. And assistance is very different depending on where you live.
Diners at a Denny's in California were in for a real treat. Dick Van Dyke and his quartet, had finished a TV appearance and were getting a bite to eat. They broke into song: "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."
A journal Science study says Zebra Finches sing a special song to their eggs to warn when temperatures go above 79 degrees. The warning slows development in the egg and the birds come out smaller.
In 1959, Charlton Heston starred in Oscar-winning Ben-Hur. The question is: Why take another turn at making a film that defined epic when it was released, and was itself a remake?
Hillary Clinton met with law enforcement leaders this week. The Democratic nominee has been balancing an embrace of both the police and those critical of police practices in minority communities.
State Department officials say a $400 million cash payment to Iran was contingent on its release of U.S. prisoners. The revelation is fueling critics who say the White House paid ransom to Iran.
Britons remain divided on the decision to leave the European Union. Renee Montagne talks to BBC correspondent Jonny Dymond about 2 seaside English towns: one voted to leave the EU, the other to stay.
The Obama administration is weighing how to respond to this summer's string of cyberattacks on U.S. institutions. Options range from sanctions to indictments to a counterattack to nothing. Lawmakers and security experts say there are pros and cons to each approach.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is working to accommodate more than 6,000 people who have been forced out of their homes by flooding. Renee Montagne talks to FEMA administrator Craig Fugate.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won gold again at Rio's Summer Olympics in the 200-meter race. And, Ashton Eaton became one of the few men in Olympic history to repeat as a decathlon champion.
Omran Daqneesh, 5, is the new symbol of Syria's civil war. A video of the boy recorded just moments after he was pulled out of a bombed out building in the besieged city of Aleppo has gone viral.
Researchers find that long waiting times for surgery are not associated with worse health outcomes for patients. The study involved patients waiting for surgery in England.
International attention is focused on American Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates. Brazilian police now say the men lied about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio over the weekend.
The Justice Department says it will, over time, stop housing federal prisoners in private prisons. The department says private prisons aren't as safe or effective as their federally run counterparts.
Donald Trump, amid a campaign shake-up, expressed "regret" to his supporters Thursday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, for some of the more unscripted moments throughout his presidential run.
What's behind Russia's apparent hacking into the Democratic National Committee — and what could it gain by meddling in the U.S. election? "It's all about Hillary Clinton," says a Russian journalist.
Schumer's new essay collection is revealing, packed with personal diary entries going back to her pre-teen years — and funny. But she doesn't shy away from difficult topics like her sexual assault.
Through a TeleBraille machine, Melva Washington Toomer talked with her dad, John Carter Washington, for StoryCorps. "If I could help some person," he tells her, "then my living will not be in vain."