In 2012, 56,337 people were murdered in Brazil. But that figure hides a color-coded truth: Homicide rates are actually way down if you're white. If you're black? Murder rates are up 40 percent.
Major League Baseball is reviewing its controversial Rule 7.13, which bans most home plate collisions. Catchers actually face a bigger head-injury risk that the rule can't prevent.
A 65 percent increase in a woman's weight is associated with a 9-percent drop in earnings. A recent study investigated what's behind that "obesity penalty," and why it hits women harder than men.
They're some of the most popular musicians in West Africa, joining voices to sing (mainly in French but also in some local languages) about defeating an "invisible enemy."
Hasso Herschel fled East Germany in 1961 on a false passport. Over the next decade, he helped more than 1,000 East Germans flee by smuggling them through tunnels or by hiding them inside cars.
Kenneth Bae, a Christian missionary detained in late 2012, and Matthew Todd Miller, arrested in North Korea earlier this year, came home Saturday.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra management has announced agreement with its players on a four-year contract and says the orchestra's 70th anniversary season will open Thursday.
The Republican Party made striking gains during the midterm elections. Among their victories were three wins by black Republicans, who seem to be building momentum for diversifying the GOP ranks.
The president officially nominates the U.S. Attorney from New York's Eastern District to replace outgoing Eric Holder as head of the Justice Department.
A cousin of shooter Jaylen Fryberg died after a weeks-long battle against injuries sustained in the incident, a local hospital says.