States around the country are embroiled in legal battles over voting requirements, district lines, and the rules governing elections. But few exemplify this heated battle as much as North Carolina.
Last year was the fourth consecutive year that carbon dioxide grew more than 2 ppm, NOAA scientists say.
China says its buildup of islands and reefs in the disputed waters is 'defensive' in nature. US military officials vow to continue flyovers and naval passage.
Despite reaching many milestones over the past year, women face a host of challenges around the world and an even more distant estimate for when gender equality will be achieved.
Paleontologists have long wondered why human wisdom teeth are so much smaller than those found in fossils of homonin species. A team of evolutionary biologists say they have solved the mystery.
Genetic analysis of 640-million-year-old rocks suggests that the sea sponge may have been the first animal to develop on Earth.
Bills have been introduced in both states to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Neither is a shoe-in just yet, but if passed, these could become the first states to legalize marijuana through the legislature rather than a public vote.
The ruling comes just days before the US Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments about a similar law in Texas that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges in nearby hospitals.
Fourteen others were wounded in a shooting spree in the small Kansas town of Hesston. Authorities say the shootings were not related to terrorism.
Prime Minister David Cameron is making a pitch for Britons to vote in June to remain in the 28-member bloc over the objections of rivals within his ruling party.
Revelations of forced labor in Southeast Asia's seafood trade have led to legislative action by Congress that will strengthen the power of customs officials to reject tainted goods.
Laws banning companies from requiring workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment have gained popularity in recent years among Republicans-dominated state legislatures. On Friday, West Virginia became the 26th state to join those ranks.
Eyewitnesses provided police with a description of the suspect, and video as well.
The United States is currently considering imposing additional economic sanctions on North Korea following the increasingly belligerent nation's rocket launch earlier this month. South Korean defense officials are expected to ask for more material assistance next week.
A polar vortex, much like the one that brought record-low temperatures to much of the United States in 2014, is once again pushing Arctic air into the United States.
Southern California Gas Co announced Thursday that workers have plugged the natural gas leak that had been spewing methane fumes for the past four months.
The observed effect of trees on climate in Europe is challenging widespread beliefs about how to mitigate climate change.
Betty Morrell had been looking for her birth mother since the 1960s. Now, with the help of her granddaughter, she has found her at last.
The floating hills of ice are suspended across a vast plain of nitrogen-dominated ice and bob 'like icebergs in Earth's Arctic Ocean.'
North Korea has announced plans to deliver an Earth observation satellite into orbit sometime in February, stoking concerns that the nation may actually preparing to test a ballistic missile.
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