Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, the first non-lawyer to head the committee, gets his turn in the spotlight as he leads the hearing on President Obama's choice for attorney general Loretta Lynch.
The group No More has been using public service announcements to raise awareness about domestic violence.
Israeli singer Asaf Avidan is little known in the U.S., but his new release is expected to change that. His new album, Gold Shadow is his first official release in North America.
A host of studies and popular reports tout the cognitive benefits of being bilingual. Is that because being bilingual has mental benefits, or because the science is biased?
There are now 88 confirmed cases of measles linked to the December outbreak of the disease at Disneyland. Most of the cases are in California and most of those infected were not vaccinated.
Yahoo has announced it will spin off its 15 percent stake in the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Shareholders had been waiting for that decision.
Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine appear to have started a new offensive aimed at grabbing more territory — while the civilian death toll increases.
He took steps to protect land in Alaska from oil and gas drilling, and to allow offshore drilling along the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia — part of a climate change strategy.
In the aftermath of the shooting death of two NYPD officers, law enforcement officials are asking the popular navigation app Waze to remove a feature that allows users to see officers' locations.
As Deflategate and other embarrassing incidents continue to hit the NFL, Frank Deford says a selfless act by a little-known tennis player could teach the league something about fairness.
In South America, left-wing governments hostile to the U.S. are tossing out diplomats or shunning them entirely. In Ecuador, U.S. Ambassador Adam Namm is using music to do something about it.
Millions of Americans who served in Korea, World War II and Vietnam are reaching their 70s and beyond. So the VA is putting focus on how to make veterans comfortable in their final weeks and months.
Tony Simmons is a former heroin addict and drug runner who had been in and out of jail. Today, he helps many of Baltimore's 3,000 homeless residents — with housing guidance, advice and hugs.
A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.
Fare-dodging in Stockholm's system has become a movement, and the group's members don't try to hide what they're doing — in fact, they advertise it.
The tech giant sold 74 million phones in three months.
Blizzard warnings were declared from Rhode Island to parts of New Hampshire and Maine Tuesday. Since Sunday, parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts have had more than two feet of snow.
When Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey are sentenced in March, they face decades in prison. Vandenburg was also convicted of tampering with evidence and unlawful photography.
All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.
The political network led by industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend about as much money as the entire national Republican Party spent in the last presidential election cycle.