President Barack Obama on Tuesday will use his executive powers to expand the California Coastal National Monument by adding the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands on the Mendocino County coast.
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Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who has disclosed scores of classified data about U.S. military and diplomatic efforts, said the group would be releasing a new batch of secret information.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration announced Wednesday that some Americans with health insurance policies that don’t meet consumer standards set by the president’s new health care law would be allowed to keep their plans into 2017, three years later than originally envisioned.
The World Health Organization is challenging you to eat no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day.
WASHINGTON — While supporters and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline have been busy debating the controversial proposal, the oil that it’s intended to move has found another carrier — one that didn’t require the president’s stamp of approval or several years and billions of dollars to construct.
LOS ANGELES — Warning: Don’t try and stick this clam in your chowder. Scientists have built a robotic clam that isn’t edible but could be incredibly useful, because it easily outperforms other commercial digging devices. This RoboClam, described at the American Physical Society meeting in Denver, could prove invaluable as low-energy anchors or as an environmentally safe way to lay down more intercontinental, undersea fiber-optic cables.
Shares of RadioShack, the electronics retailer trying to shake its reputation as a relic, tumbled the most in more than four months after the company reported disappointing sales and announced plans to close about a fifth of its stores.
Standing in a Wisconsin State Capitol hearing room surrounded by parents hugging their seriously ill children, Sally Schaeffer began to cry as she talked about her daughter.
WASHINGTON — Eight years before the Civil War nearly tore the United States in two, the imperial army of Russia met the allied armies of Great Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire on the battlefields of the Crimean peninsula for what would become the first truly modern war.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Russia tightened its grip Monday on the Crimean peninsula, the Obama administration scrambled to find meaningful ways to sanction a nation that does relatively little U.S. business and exports primarily energy products that allies in Europe badly need.
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to a German proposal for international observers to review the tense standoff in Ukraine’s Crimea area, a Kremlin news service dispatch indicated Monday.
CARACAS, Venezuela — Tens of thousands of students and other opponents of the Venezuelan government filled the streets of the capital Sunday, putting a damper on President Nicolas Maduro’s hopes that a mandated holiday might bring a respite from weeks of protests.
The number of Americans who are infected with hepatitis C is falling, but that’s probably because more people who have been sickened by the virus are dying as a result, government researchers reported Monday.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Convicted “psychic” swindler Rose Marks was sentenced to just over 10 years in federal prison Monday for defrauding clients of her family’s fortune-telling businesses out of more than $17.8 million.
A 30,000-year-old giant virus has been revived from the frozen Siberian tundra, sparking concern that increased mining and oil drilling in rapidly warming northern latitudes could disturb dormant microbial life that could one day prove harmful to man.