The U.S. called for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza as the death toll neared 600. Israel signaled it would continue efforts to destroy tunnels used by Hamas to mount attacks.
A lawyer responds to an editorial, “A Lifetime on California’s Death Row.”
A bipartisan agency that sets federal sentencing policy made a bold move to ease overcrowding in prisons.
To reduce polarization, adopt California’s “top two” voting model.
A large, multicountry study found 108 genetic clusters associated with the disease, offering the best evidence to date about which genes play a significant role in the condition.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order barring federal contractors from hiring or firing employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Johns Hopkins Health System has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 7,000 patients of a gynecologist who allegedly took secret photographs and videos of his patients during pelvic exams.
The Obama administration, facing growing pressure from European and Arab allies to stanch the rising civilian death toll in the Gaza Strip, embarked Monday on an aggressive new diplomatic push to secure a cease-fire between Israel and the militant Palestinian group Hamas.
When healthier school-meal regulations were first implemented in 2012, a majority of elementary-school students complained, but then ultimately found them agreeable, according to a peer-reviewed study.
Azamat Tazhayakov as found guilty Monday of trying to thwart the investigation into the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing by helping remove a backpack from the accused bomber's dorm room three days after the deadly attack.
President Obama said Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine continue to block full access to investigators looking into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17.
China is seeking greater access to U.S. aircraft carriers and guidance on how to operate its own first carrier, the Liaoning, testing the limits of a newly cooperative military relationship the two sides have tried to cultivate in the past year.
House Financial Services Committee Republicans are mounting fresh criticism of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law in a report to be released Monday.
Corporate inversions, the practice of U.S. companies reincorporating overseas to avoid U.S. taxes, have moved from the margins of the tax code to the midterms as Democrats try to put heat on Republicans.
Filming is scheduled to begin next week on "Race," a movie about Jesse Owens and his performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, gave a powerful speech at the ESPYs on Wednesday after winning the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.