US & World

Tobacco still too much a part of military culture, Army report says

The Army's first ever "Health of the Force" report found that about a third of all soldiers use tobacco, and many have other health issues that affect their performance.

Peggy Girshman, NPR veteran and journalism pioneer, dies at 61

Girshman was a leader at many news and professional organizations, including NPR, NBC News, the National Association of Science Writers and Kaiser Health News, which she co-founded.

Reporter and editor resign over alleged assault at Trump event

Last week, Brietbart News was promoting Michelle Fields' interviews on major TV networks. Last night, she resigned from the site.

Amtrak train between Chicago and LA derails, injuring about 20

The Southwest Chief runs between Chicago and Los Angeles; according to local reports, five of the train's cars were left on their sides by the derailment.

Time for clocks to spring forward, reviving daylight-saving-time debate

Most people in the U.S.—residents of Hawaii and most of Arizona excluded—are losing an hour. Complaints about it are as regular as, well, clockwork.

Much of the world doesn't do daylight saving time. How come?

In countries like Bangladesh and Egypt, they tried it. And they didn't like it. South Africa, on the other hand, is thinking about it.

Black and undocumented: 'I didn't know anybody else like me'

As the debate on immigration heats up, some are hoping to inject a new perspective into the conversation: that of those who are both black and undocumented.

National parks have a long to-do list but can't afford repairs

Parks are expensive for obvious reasons: Visitor centers need displays, and roads need repairs. But there's also upkeep for structures like a schoolhouse, windmill, tractors and wagons at Joshua Tree National Park.

Eating disorders in military occur with 'surprising frequency'

Military doctors have become more aware of eating disorders among service members. The highest risk group: young, female and under combat stress.

Peyton Manning to retire after 18 NFL seasons

Just shy of 40, the Denver Broncos quarterback will forgo $19 million and a 19th season in the NFL, where he served as both a throwback and a transformer during a glittering career bookmarked by an unprecedented five MVP awards and dozens of passing records.

Combing through 41M tweets to show how #BlackLivesMatter exploded

A new study by three media scholars reveals how the social protest movement spread on Twitter, with some fascinating — and sobering — findings.

Craig Windham, NPR newscaster, dies

Windham was an award-winning journalist with the writing chops to tell even the most complex story in 40 seconds. But he was also a professional counselor who worked with adolescents.

What if the FBI tried to hack an Android phone instead?

What if the San Bernardino shooters were like most Americans and had a phone with Google's Android – the most popular smartphone system in the U.S. and the world?

Traveling fallen soldier memorial visits Palm Springs

The memorial is part of a project called Remembering Our Fallen, which aims to honor all of the military men and women killed since the 9/11 attacks.

Pentagon's Guantanamo closing plan lays out costs, savings

Obama says the detention center is counterproductive in the fight against terrorism because it's used as propaganda to recruit terrorists and drains military resources.

Wife of Special Forces soldier killed in action: 'I lost my soulmate'

It's been more than a year since the U.S. officially ended its combat mission in Afghanistan. But American service members continue to fight — and die — there.