Hundreds of outspoken African-Americans moved America toward emancipation.
Warmer temperatures in Alaska are giving farmers flexibility to plant a wider range of crops over a longer growing season. One farmer says the secret to his bounty is soil enriched by flooding rivers.
"I have a lot of things to do here in the district. Me being in jail wouldn't be a good thing," Bowser said.
Governments "must stop pretending the protection of civilians is beyond their power," Amnesty International says in its human rights report for 2014.
Prosecutors said the fisherman told his crew to throw the undersized fish overboard. He was convicted of destroying evidence to impede a federal investigation and sentenced to 30 days in jail.
While Paris worries about mystery drones, a Dutch town is confronting an aerial threat of its own: owl attacks.
Alaska's voter initiative making marijuana legal takes effect Tuesday, placing Alaska alongside Colorado and Washington as the three U.S. states where recreational marijuana is legal.
Federal authorities have decided to close an investigation of George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin back in 2012.
It's believed the massive, lumbering mammals, in search of warm water after a recent cold snap, swam into a large drainage pipe near Cape Canaveral but were unable to turn around to get out.
This comes after the group that sets technical standards changed its mind about skin tones. As we reported, the Unicode Consortium announced back in November that it was going to allow more variety.