International trade of rhino horns is still banned, though illicit trade continues. South Africa has the world's largest rhino population; more than 1,000 were killed by poachers last year.
An appeals court says the government didn't prove that Countrywide intended to defraud investors.
Dr. Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization, offered congratulations for victories on the health front — and words of serious concern about the future.
With more department stores closing, some owners are trying to make malls "more experiential," adding gyms and theaters. One developer is targeting Hispanics with regular concerts and festivities.
When Candice Hoyes sings, she's channeling a legacy of black women in jazz. Her debut album, On a Turquoise Cloud, celebrates the genre's storied roots.
Most antibiotics can't tell the difference between good and bad bacteria. That means medicines can kill helpful bacteria in your gut while they're obliterating the ones making you sick.
A refrigerator-sized machine could someday make lifesaving drugs on site when outbreaks occur or where medicine is in short supply, like on the battlefield.
Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
In Casting Lots, the rabbi and mother of five explains how Judaism helped her come to terms with her anxiety. She says she and her sister, comic Sarah Silverman, are "two sides of the same coin."
Retired economics professor Alexander Van der Bellen edged out anti-immigrant populist candidate Norbert Hofer by just more than 31,000 votes — 0.6 percent of the vote.
German chemical company Bayer makes a strong offer to buy the giant U.S. agricultural firm.
Western states like Colorado are balancing competing demands for waterways. When recreation, agriculture and civic interests find themselves at odds, how can water resources be divided fairly?
It has been nearly 30 years since the high court set new rules to counter race discrimination in the seating of juries. But in some jurisdictions, the propensity to bar black jurors has persisted.
Officer Edward Nero had faced multiple misdemeanors in connection with the arrest and subsequent death of Gray in April 2015.
Good weather has helped hundreds of people summit Mount Everest since May 11. But since Friday, at least three people died in three days, dashing hopes for a safe season after two years of tragedy.
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for bombings in Tartus and Jableh, strongholds of Bashar Assad's regime.
Two new volumes of work by the legendary music writer Ralph J. Gleason are out this spring. Though he grew up during the Jazz Age, Gleason loved acts like Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead too.
During a visit to Hanoi, President Obama announced an end to the five-decades-long ban on selling weapons to Vietnam.
Holding torturers to account requires evidence, the kind that doctors are learning to compile from countries at war, like Syria. But there are many challenges.