Gunfire shatters a beautiful autumn day on a quiet Oregon campus. Suddenly, ten lives are extinguished. Around the nation and the world, there is shock...
Mercy for Animals?
Part two: What is a better model for food production? We pick up where we left off with Matt Rice, with Mercy For Animals. MR:... Read more
Mercy for Animals?
Part One: An interview with Matt Rice Director of Investigations Mercy For Animals Animal (noun) an·i·mal ˈa-nə-məl: a living thing that is not a human... Read more
Some California Fire Evacuees Return to Little More Than Ash
Krystal La Plante and her boyfriend returned to the remains of their three-bedroom home to find only a ceramic drip coffee pot and one of... Read more
Shift in US Firefighting Prioritizes Sage Grouse in West
RENO, Nev. — Federal agencies deciding how to deploy firefighters during one of the West’s worst wildfire seasons are considering a new factor in their... Read more
Refugees in America: Syrian Family Rebuilds Life in the US
JERSEY CITY, N.J.—Hussam Al Roustom and his wife didn’t tell anyone before they and their two small children left Syria, fearing their plans for escape... Read more
Do You Need a Book to Sit in the Oval Office?
Donald Trump says President Obama should have read his book, “The Art of the Deal,” because it would have kept him from making a bad... Read more
Obama: Women Made Civil Rights Movement Happen
WASHINGTON— Paying tribute to those who helped clear a path for him, President Barack Obama said women of the civil rights movement were “the thinkers... Read more
Meet 3 Women Who Spent More Than 15 Years in Prison for Nonviolent Drug Crimes
Stephanie George has never used drugs, but she earned a prison sentence of life without parole for a drug-related crime. Today, by the luck of... Read more
Three Key Questions and Four Facts About Mental Health
ATLANTA—School officials pulled an 8-year-old boy who was having mental health issues out of class, so he could see a psychiatrist. On the bus ride... Read more
2 Bodies Found in Ruins of Sierra Nevada Foothills Fire
MIDDLETOWN, Calif.—Two bodies were found at the site of a wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while dogs were used Wednesday to search for a... Read more
Attempt to Prosecute Former China Leader Comes to Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON—The persecution of Falun Gong in China, launched by communist leader Jiang Zemin in July 1999, has persisted for 16 years. Now, there are signs... Read more
Pumpkin Spice: The Flavor of Fall, and a Hint of the Past
LOS ANGELES—Once upon a time, pumpkin spice lived pretty much only in pies. That was a long time ago. These days, it’s a modifier on... Read more
Criminal Justice Reform Proliferating Across the Country
WASHINGTON—In recent years, there has been an upsurge of discussions and legislation favoring criminal justice reform. Many experts and policymakers question whether long sentences for... Read more
After Iran Deal, Obama Struggles to Regain Israel’s Trust
JERUSALEM—Seeking to sell his nuclear deal with Iran to a skeptical Israeli public, President Barack Obama has repeatedly declared his deep affection for the Jewish... Read more
Midwest Meth-Making Down, but Mexican Imports Fill the Void
ST. LOUIS—The manufacture of methamphetamine is sharply down in certain Midwestern states that have had the most trouble with the drug over the years, but... Read more
House GOP Divisions Threaten Plans on Iran Deal
WASHINGTON—Divisions among House Republicans threw scheduled votes against the Iran nuclear accord into disarray Wednesday as other foes, including presidential contender Donald Trump, prepared a... Read more