A new study released by researchers in Japan reveals that humans may exhibit similar levels of immediate empathy towards robots in pain as they do towards humans.
The Senate voted against a bill that would have forced the Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite regulations finalized in May that seek to clarify protections afforded to temporary waterways under the Clean Water Act.
The hacktivist group known as Anonymous plans to reveal 1,000 Ku Klux Klan associates on Thursday.
As newly elected Speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan faces a divided party and weak relations with the president.
A resolution passed Thursday by the European Parliament calls for EU member states to grant a pardon to Edward Snowden, who leaked classified US intel in 2013.
Some state courts are reviewing civil commitment policies that have allowed for involuntary detainment of sex offenders deemed dangerous beyond the terms of their criminal prison sentence.
Amnesty International released a report Wednesday that claims Australian border officials may have violated people-smuggling laws by paying smugglers to return asylum seekers to Indonesia in May.
The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families had been aware that Bella may have been subject to abuse but 'didn't do enough' to protect her, a report released Wednesday found.
Dale Johnston was convicted of double murder in 1984 and sentenced to death. He was freed from jail in 1990, but it wasn't until this year that he was granted the right to seek compensation.
In today's spacewalk, astronauts prepare electrical systems for space taxi parking berths.
A recently released report by Oceana suggests salmon mislabelling increases during the winter.
Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of violating federal banking laws and lying to the FBI.
A study done by NOAA scientists in July contradicted previous evidence that global warming was declining. The House science committee now demands internal communications related to the study.
South Carolina prosecutors declined to file charges against Lt. Mark Tiller in the July death of 19-year-old Zachary Hammond. The US Justice Department could still file federal charges.
Previously scientists believe that wet conditions were transient or only existed underground. This new evidence not only proves that water existed above ground, but also that it was long-lasting.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed budget includes a provision that grants ride-sharing companies access to Chicago airports and the McCormick Place convention center. Taxi drivers are not amused.
House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy has withdrawn his candidacy for Speaker of the House, leaving Republicans in disarray.
A new report released by the World Wide Fund For Nature confirms the region is one of the most biodiverse in the world.
Hazing has been an increasingly large issue within Greek societies. How are school administrators responding?
Gov. Jerry Brown has set an ambitious goal of producing half of the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
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