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Thursday was shaping up to be another tumultuous day in the financial markets. Stock prices were falling after a big selloff in Asia and Europe. The trouble seems to have started in China.

An advisory panel had recommended telling Americans to cut back on red and processed meats. But that controversial advice is missing from the update to the government's official nutrition guidelines.

Scientists are convening to talk about whether experiments that make some viruses more contagious in order to advance understanding of potential outbreaks are worth the risk of creating one.

Robots may be in our future, but the future isn't quite here.

Outside groups were expected to propel candidates this year. But in the 2016 Republican primary, they are having little impact on who's up and who's down.

John Magufuli, the new president of Tanzania, aims to cut over-the-top government spending and improve services. Opponents hope he fizzles out.

The workers at Bob's Tire Co. in New Bedford, Mass. recently voted 65-5 to unionize. Labor advocates say the move is historical, but are undocumented workers protected from enforcement?

Homeless young people can often be targets of theft and assault by homeless adults. Two 23-year-olds in Boston have founded a new shelter to assure their peers are safe, warm, welcomed and supported.

Steelworkers in Birmingham, Ala., are trying to figure out a new future now that U.S. Steel, one of the last major steel-making operations in the South, has closed.

North Korea's says it detonated a powerful hydrogen bomb on Wednesday. But the White House says it doesn't believe the claim.

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