In what is being called the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least 30 years, an out-of-control blaze trapped and killed 19 firefighters Sunday in central Arizona.
Yesterday during a House Oversight Committee hearing, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who lost her legs and use of her right arm when she served in Iraq, dressed down an IRS contractor who used his military disability status to receive government contracts reserved for disabled vets.
Many people know how to buy things in cyberspace. But what about doing business in outer space? That’s the question PayPal says it wants to answer.
New observations of a fairly well-studied star have revealed a system with at least six planets, three of which are in the star’s habitable zone. This is the first time that three such planets have been spotted orbiting in this zone in the same system.
Cosmonauts will carry an official Sochi 2014 Olympic torch to the International Space Station, and then out on a spacewalk.
One of the Supreme Court’s most anticipated cases of its current term — a challenge to the University of Texas’ affirmative action admissions process — has ended with a ruling that does not revisit the fundamental issue of whether such programs discriminate against whites.
Because of flooding that could prove historic, authorities in Calgary, Canada, have ordered 100,000 people in 22 communities across the city to evacuate their homes.
The United Nations Refugee Commission says more than 45.2 million people were in “situations of displacement” around the world as of last year — the most since 1994.
Women in America’s armed services will have new options for what units they can join in coming years, the Pentagon says.
Americans are polarized about many things, it seems, but according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & Press, they agree that the United States should stay out of the Syrian conflict.