Cable and Internet provider Comcast is launching a new initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide, offering discounted web access and home computers to families that meet income requirements.
The most troubling aspect of the latest Salmonella outbreak, according to some food safety critics, is that the strain that's making people sick is resistant to several antibiotics. But contaminated meats can't be recalled until they...
One coalition says the decriminalization of polygamy would help root out child sexual assault among those practicing "the principle."
The jury found the police officers guilty of civil rights violations in connection with the shooting deaths of two men during the chaotic aftermath of Katrina.
In the next five years, more than 1 million military personnel will try to make the transition to the U.S. job market. And they might face a rocky path: The unemployment rate for post-Sept. 11 veterans is 13.3 percent about 4 points higher than the...
According to analysis conducted by Bloomberg, Carlos Slim's stock portfolio dropped 11 percent in four days.
The latest NPR-Thomson Reuters Health Poll finds 1 in 5 households across the country has at least one person who is allergic or intolerant to at least one food. Milk and dairy products were the most common food problem. About half of
In the city of Hama, Syria's military has launched what is perhaps the harshest crackdown since an uprising began in March. Foreign journalists haven't been allowed in, but residents have been telling their story with YouTube videos and...
In many parts of the U.S., it's hot. People are thirsty. But if you're Muslim, you can't drink from sunup to sundown during Ramadan. A comedian, an athlete and two imams describe how they cope without water and coffee and soda. It...
Small beer brewers in Massachusetts were shocked Monday, when the state alcohol commission announced a new rule that any "farmer-brewers" in the state must grow at least 50 percent of their beer's hops and grain themselves, or on a...