California led the way by being the first state to provide paid family leave for workers to care for sick family members or to bond with a new child. In January, the state expanded its benefits. The idea is gaining ground in the United States, showing a shift toward more compassionate workplace practices.
For Puerto Ricans hit hard by hurricanes, feeling forgotten as they pick up the pieces is yet another blow. But as communities band together to recover, some also find encouragement, empowerment, and inspiration for deeper changes after the power returns.
Ichiro Suzuki, who will be the first Japanese player voted into the Hall of Fame, is assuming a new role off the field in the front office of the Seattle Mariners since joining the team in 2001.
Why relaunch an antipoverty campaign 50 years after the first one was derailed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination? Organizers of the new Poor People’s Campaign, which launches May 14, say they see the same problems, compounded by a tendency today to see poverty as a personal moral failing.
The treatment of two Mohawk teens on a campus tour of Colorado State University has stirred discussions about tolerating cultural differences within American society. Among the 1 percent of US college students who are Native American, less than half complete a four-year degree.
A person wearing a Chewbacca costume poses for photographers during a photo call for the film 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' at the 71st International Film Festival, in Cannes, southern France, on May 15.
In the past decade, the Vermont maple syrup industry has boomed, bringing outside investors, private equity firms, and a host of new challenges and opportunities to the Green Mountain State.
Britain, France, the US, and Hungary have seen upticks in anti-Jewish invective and assaults in recent years. The resurgence of overt anti-Semitism stems from both an awakening of repressed prejudice and a byproduct of anti-Zionism.
Supporters say 'free-range' parenting, giving kids the independence to do more on their own, like walking to school or exploring a playground, makes kids happier, healthier, and more resilient.
With a growing number of transgender athletes at the amateur level looking to compete openly, marathon organizers say transgender athletes are welcome to register and race as the gender they identify as.