Abraham Lincoln is one of the most revered and researched presidents in history. Nearly 150 years after his death, intrigue remains, so the Lincoln Library is moving more of his life online.
March 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the famous march. A movie about it has a stirring song by the rapper Common. It shows how important songs were to the movement. They still are.
What makes a hard kernel of corn explode into a fluffy treat? What makes the popping sound? Advanced cameras and microphones helped find the answers. The results were delicious.
After winning his school's spelling bee, a blind fourth-grader is on his way to the semi-finals of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee. He's also competed in the National Braille Challenge.
The book market has come back to life, seven years after a car bomb destroyed the cultural oasis. Iraqis lined up early to enter the open-air market, eager to read and share again.
But will it be enough? Improving the working conditions for laborers could be costly for the farms, as well as for the U.S. companies that buy their fruits and vegetables.
Years of economic growth in China have lifted many people into the middle class. They want to be entertained. U.S. theme park builders are learning how to bring fun to a new culture.
Name almost any of our recent presidents and chances are you'll find his presidential library created some local fuss. A proposed site for the Obama library proved to be no exception.
Uncovering a potential new masterpiece is enough to send the art world buzzing. Finding one by Leonardo da Vinci can create a frenzy. An art expert cautions waiting for the facts.
Everyday life for Hawaiians in the path of Kilauea's molten lava means watching, waiting and preparing to move. Stores have closed, then reopened. The volcano is not in a rush.
Two companies are in a competition to see who will be chosen to build the new stealth bomber. It will be a huge project and cost billions of dollars. Building it will also create badly needed jobs.
Some Alabama judges are obeying a federal judge says gay couples can get married. But others are obeying the state's top judge, who says the state ban on gay marriage should stand.
A recent study suggests a key element of communication might have been present 7 million to 13 million years ago in a common ancestor of chimpanzees and humans
Rosa Parks was a fascinating woman known all over the world. She wrote in journals her whole life. A collection of her writings, documents and photos are now on display in Washington, D.C.
Hispanics are only half as likely as whites to have a college degree in the Lone Star State and 24 others; critics oppose legislation that would repeal in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants.
U.S. companies are facing a shortage of skilled workers. What's the best way to solve this problem? The authors give their different opinions on the matter.
For this Valentine's Day in the U.S., three-quarters of the flowers people buy will come from the Andean nation. It's the world's second-largest flower exporter.
California has spent years fighting air pollution, or smog. Now that the air is cleaner, state officials have found pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean from Asia. How bad will it get?
Food safety is a big concern as supermarkets go global. Salmonella and bacteria are not easy to catch until people become ill. Databases to track food DNA could be the game changer.
Many people agree that whales should not be made to perform. But some orcas have been captive for so long, setting them free could kill them. Both sides will tug at the endangered Lolita.
It marks the first time a network news anchor has been discharged of his duties.
The Beatles and Beach Boys have always been familiar faces at Capitol Records. But they are, well, old now. The label's future is riding on young talent, including Sam Smith and Katy Perry.
The first lady spoke at a high school in New York where the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced it would spend $500 million to get kids to eat healthier foods and exercise more.
School sports have always been a great way to stay in shape, make friends and learn to play on a team. But fewer families can afford the rising costs of fees for equipment and travel.
Rising sea levels and other climate change events have left Bangladesh's soil unusually salty and unusable. A nonprofit has introduced vertical gardening to some villages with great success.
This is turning out to be another record year for sea lion strandings in California. What is causing the Unusual Mortality Event (UME)? So far experts have lots of theories, but no answers.
The charity is donating reading nooks, books and a reading website to get kids reading more.