Inmates in the U.S. have a high rate of infection with chronic hepatitis C up to 35 percent or more by some estimates. New drugs introduced this year can cure the disease quickly, but at a cost.
Police say a black 18-year-old had a gun when he was shot at a gas station in a St. Louis suburb that's just two miles west of Ferguson. Police have released a video of the incident.
For some Native Americans, Christmas has been a time for decorated trees, Santa Claus and lots of old traditions.
A USAID official confirmed the payment to Alan Gross, who spent five years in a Cuban prison. It's part of a settlement with the Maryland-based company for which he worked at the time of his arrest.
Commercial airlines earned nearly $20 billion in profits this year. They're using the cash to buy new planes, update facilities and add amenities but not all of those new comforts will be free.
With this year's enrollment in Obamacare brisk, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says she's not worried that the U.S. Supreme Court may yet overturn a key provision of the law.
Two classic Christmas dishes beloved by the people of Guyana are pepperpot and garlic pork. To get the flavors just right, you have to cook them and let them sit out for weeks.
Mayor Bill de Blasio asked people to wait until after the funerals of two officers who were killed on Saturday. Activists say their protests against police brutality aren't linked to the deaths.
The FDA recommends overturning a lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men. It's the right solution, but it still won't help me donate.
Syria's civil war is still raging with no end in sight. But Bashar Assad remains entrenched in Damascus and many argue his position improved over the year as the U.S. began bombing the Islamic State.