The desert Kingdom takes an assertive new stance. What it means for the Middle East and the world.
Today's young people are more overscheduled than at any time in history. How families cope with the extracurricular crush.
How cities and states are scrambling to become the Silicon Valley of cybersecurity – and ride the next big economic boom.
The first women ever to enter the Army's elite Ranger School are finding more than dirt, sweat, and a historic opportunity. They're finding acceptance.
How the space telescope has changed astronomy and brought the cosmos into people’s living rooms.
Ricky Jackson was the longest-serving innocent man in US history. Now, he's free of prison – and resentment.
Families try everything from co-housing to collaborative office arrangements to navigate the work-life balance.
Sophisticated and lethal, growing in number, Islamic State and other extremist groups won't become a global force. Here's why.
Why political dynasties, from the Adams to the Clinton to the Bush families, are both loved and loathed in the United States.
Parties on the far left and right are growing as middle-class voters rebel and immigration issues dominate at the ballot box. Is the populist revolt remaking the politics of Europe?
As President Obama prepares to visit Selma five decades after 'Bloody Sunday,' how the civil rights struggle has – and hasn't – changed an epicenter of the movement.
Even the long-term unemployed are starting to find work. But how strong is the jobs recovery, really?
From mosques to family kitchens, Muslims and non-Muslims alike are trying to stem the tide of young Europeans signing up to fight for the self-declared Islamic State. Leaders from around the world are at the White House today for a summit on battling violent extremism.
Cities and states are moving away from locking up juvenile offenders, offering treatment and other programs to prevent them from becoming hardened criminals.
Atlanta Police Chief George Turner is building a diversified department that's less reactive and more humane that could offer lessons after Ferguson.
Millennials, searching for urban ‘authenticity,’ are settling in cities that were often shunned in the past, such as Baltimore, Cleveland, St. Louis, and Detroit.
The continent skipped land lines for mobile phones. Now a new generation of start-ups is trying to bring sun power to rural Africa – and leapfrog the fossil fuel era.
European countries lead a push for the right to anonymity in the Digital Age. But, in the wake of terrorist shootings in France, calls for greater surveillance rise, too.
Christianity is booming in China, propelling it toward becoming the world's largest Christian nation. But as religion grows, it spurs a government crackdown.
From the rise of the Islamic State group to the truculence of Vladimir Putin, new tensions surfaced that may presage global shifts in power and prosperity in 2015.
Two families show how Banda Aceh has defied a disaster, a decade later.
Consumers get lower heating bills and prices at the pump. Russia, Iran, and Venezuela face shrinking treasuries, while Saudi Arabia tries to still US drills.
The animal-welfare movement gains momentum as consumers pressure farming interests to institute better treatment of chickens, pigs, and other food animals.
Now that he's got the power role he's always wanted, the Senate dealmaker must navigate between a rebellious G.O.P. and a legacy-minded president.
Interfaith marriages that remain with mixed-faith partners has shot up to 40 percent, from 20 percent in the 1960s. And raising interfaith families is increasingly common and supported by a growing number of grass-roots organizations.