US & World
Sarah Gerhardt is the first woman to ever surf Mavericks, the famously dangerous big-wave spot in northern California.
The Vatican has long considered abortion such a grave sin that only bishops can grant absolution. The pope changed that temporarily in 2015; now he's extended the change indefinitely.
The two tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming are experiencing a population boom, but the amount of housing hasn't increased leading to severe overcrowding.
President Obama has announced the last group of people that he will honor with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, including Michael Jordan, Diana Ross, Frank Gehry and Vin Scully.
"There is a threat of land inundation for the East Coast of New Zealand."
The U.S. government acknowledges that liver flukes, endemic in the steamy jungles of Vietnam, are likely killing some former soldiers.
During his presidential bid, Donald Trump spoke of plans to cut immigration to the U.S. KPCC's Leslie Berestein Rojas shares how Southern California's immigrant and refugee communities are reacting to the election result.
One of the last living World War II glider pilots lives in a modest home in Tampa, Florida, where he's developed a special bond with his neighbors.
From thousands of miles away, Americans overseas share their thoughts on the 2016 presidential election
Reno's tenure was marked by tragedy and controversy. But she left office widely respected for her independence and accomplishments.
Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Dylann Roof, 22, who killed nine people during a bible study.
A wide-ranging investigation implicates more than two dozen law enforcement officers.
Former top aide Bridget Kelly and onetime Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni have been found guilty of all counts.
At the Dakota Access Pipeline site, officers used pepper spray against demonstrators on government land. The protesters say the pipeline would violate sacred Indian lands and could cause pollution.
"The monks are all safe, but our hearts go immediately to those affected," say the Benedictine monks of Norcia.
The US Border Patrol expanded after Sept. 11, but was soon plagued with corruption. A new leader is trying to turn around the agency.