The University of California may fund a $250 million investment pool to back startup companies springing from research conducted by faculty and students.
Most deep-sea faults in the Pacific Ocean may be capable of generating earthquakes greater than magnitude 9.0, according to new research.
The prevalence of severe black lung disease among coal miners in Central Appalachia has hit levels not seen since coal dust was first regulated in mines roughly 40 years ago, according to federal researchers.
General Motors faulty ignition-switch death toll now stands at 19, above the auto maker's earlier estimate, and may go higher, its hired compensation expert, Kenneth Feinberg, said in his first public update.
The report argues that the city has a "broken funding system" in which libraries rely too much on discretionary funds from City Council members
The Obama administration will launch pilot programs in select U.S. cities seeking to discourage Americans from trying to join or fight on behalf of violent extremist groups like the Islamic State terror group in Syria, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.
A new book from a Stanford University linguistics professor looks at how we describe what we eat.
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling has spent much of this year fighting the U.S. Export-Import Bank, but the Texas Republican has stepped back from confrontation, taking a longer view of the situation.
Hillary Clinton's return to Iowa suggested she will again run for president, as Democrats in the state debated whether they should unite behind her or use the nominating contest to hash out policy differences.
A U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State gained more backing, with the U.K., Australia and leading Arab states offering support.
Two raging wildfires in California have forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes in central and northern counties of the state, including Madera and El Dorado.
Syncora Holdings, one of the fiercest foes in the Detroit municipal bankruptcy case, reached a final settlement with the city over claims that could have held up the city's timely exit from bankruptcy protection.
The Fed chief's actions in her first six months confound the view of her as a strong advocate of easy money.
In his first nine months in office, Mayor Bill de Blasio brought historic and transcendent changes to New York City. Just ask him. The mayor has invoked "historic" and "transcendent" more than 80 times.