US & World
Allison Wolfe is a writer, musician and English teacher. She writes about one student, Shahan Sanosian, whose story starts in Damascus, Syria.
What becomes of the whistleblower? Eight years ago, Wells Fargo banker Yesenia Guitron spoke up about questionable practices at her Napa Valley branch. She shares her story of what happened next.
After Thurgood Marshall left for the federal bench, Greenberg became the Legal Defense Fund's second director. Greenberg argued some of the biggest civil rights cases in front of the Supreme Court.
The imaginary superhero will be sworn in on Oct. 21, the 75th anniversary of the character's debut. How her powers will be harnessed by the international governing body isn't clear.
When a Pentagon official proposed flexible schedules at a town hall, "They actually laughed at me," she says. But the schedules went into place. The military also now allows 1 to 3 years off.
Jan Mapou moved to the U.S. from Haiti nearly 50 years ago. It was important to become a U.S. citizen, he says, because as an immigrant, it makes "you feel that you are in your country."
The classroom writing implement has roots in exploding stars, the French Revolution, the British crown jewels and Walden Pond.
Two Native American authors tackle the perpetual challenge of combating ignorance, stereotypes and the notion that there's such a thing as a "real" Indian.
Early rounds of March Madness will now be played in South Carolina. Other states for whom North Carolina's loss is their gain: California, Virginia and Texas.
A UC Berkeley student was yanked in April from a Southwest Airlines flight from L.A. to Oakland after mentioning a terrorist group's name during a telephone conversation in Arabic.
"It was a very intense process, it was incredibly emotional," said Hector Aristizábal, an actor from Colombia who is using storytelling and theater for peace.
Sixty-two countries have now joined the plan. Together, they account for about 52 percent of global emissions, which is a little short of the 55 percent threshold to make the agreement binding.
New rules detail how military leaders must treat transgender service members. It's the latest step in the Pentagon's effort to integrate transgender people into the armed forces.
"You can't protect what you can't map," says Patrick Meier. He pioneered the field of crisis mapping during the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and now focuses on the use of robotics for humanitarian purposes.
In Arizona's Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a noted opponent of illegal immigration, faces the toughest challenge of his career.
Aid agencies will have to deal directly with the federal government. State services and benefits for refugees in Texas are expected to end in January.