Jia Jia, who lives at an amusement park in Hong Kong, became the oldest panda ever living in captivity and the oldest panda currently living in captivity. In human terms, Jia Jia would more than 100.
Joyce Mitchell, the Clinton Correctional Facility worker who was charged last month with aiding two convicted killers' escape, has reached a deal with prosecutors.
The past 15 years have seen a drop in deaths and hospitalizations among Medicare patients — people 65 and older. Teasing out why is tricky, but it seems a good trend for the 50-year-old program.
A freelance writer got the company to take down several unauthorized uses of her humor by what she says are robot accounts, but legal scholars say proving copyright on jokes is difficult.
The author of The Paris Wife is back with another novelized memoir, this time of pioneering aviator (and all-around adventurer) Beryl Markham, the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean east to west.
President Obama was the first sitting American president to address the African Union. The speech capped a five-day trip to Kenya and Ethiopia.
After it began an air campaign against the so-called Islamic State, Turkey called a meeting of the 27 allies to raise the possibility of a need for NATO involvement.
Cancer patients who get what some people are calling prehabilitation can recover more quickly, early research suggests. Getting insurance to cover it can be tricky, though.
U.S. commodities — copper, corn, coal and more — are cheaper because of China's economic cooling. Producers got caught up in China's "teaser" demand for more of everything. It couldn't last.
Austin Grossman's new novel is half Lovecraftian horror, half thoughtful character study of a President Nixon who's in charge of an alternate America built not on democracy, but on dark magic.
The sentence was handed down in connection to killings during the 2011 uprising that overthrew his father, Moammar Gadhafi. Saif Al-Islam, however, is being held by a militia in the west.
As urban schools across the country continue to lose students, the question districts like St. Louis face is: What to do with all of those empty buildings?
Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
Demo derby used to be a low-budget hobby for guys who bought jalopies for one last romp before the scrap heap. But the event has changed — and some fear it may be running out of gas.
In Finland, 90 percent of adults take part in sports or exercise at least twice a week. The Nordic nation far outpaces the U.S. in adult sports participation. Free and easy access to facilities helps.
For 20 years, Conrad Cooper has been helping children in Los Angeles learn to swim by earning his young students' unwavering trust.
Greg Gianforte, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, is recruiting — not for his company, but for telecommuters to move to rural Montana and bring their high-paying jobs with them.