Gov. Paul LePage has said no to junk food for SNAP participants, or he will pull the program. More states are levying taxes and restrictions against junk food. Have tough stances on sugary foods been working in other states?
New York state lawmakers voted to eliminate sales tax on female sanitary products last month, but a new proposal would require free tampons and pads in high schools, homeless shelters and jails.
The Diablo Canyon Power Plant may be closed within nine years. But an unlikely group of closure opponents say less nuclear energy could spell more CO2.
The future of America's nuclear arsenal goes beyond presidential politics. It's a conversation that all Americans need to be a part of.
The Cheerio Challenge is a social media competition that pits dads and cereal against gravity, coming at a time when fathers are spending more time with their children than in recent decades.
Faith groups, animal shelters, and community activists are working overtime in the areas of the southwestern US suffering most from the heat.
Financial presidential filings show that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump had only $1.29 million cash on hand at the start of June, compared to the $42 million presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had on hand.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday is set to consider North Carolina’s election law, which some say make voting difficult for poorer residents.
After rejecting four gun control proposals, the Senate is set to vote on a fifth gun-control bill this week.
More and more, America's mayors are taking aim at broad societal problems. The US Conference of Mayors will convene on Sunday in Indianapolis.
The Supreme Court has ruled that evidence found in 'illegal' stops and searches can be used in court in some cases, a controversial decision that's raised concerns about redefining the Fourth Amendment.
Mississippi has closed an investigation into the 1964 murders of three civil rights volunteers by a group of KKK members, after failing to find sufficient admissible evidence to support charges against any surviving suspects.