Invertebrates make up about 99 percent of all species. But they're no longer being featured at the National Zoo due to budget problems. The Invertebrate Exhibit was shut down Sunday, less than a week after the closure was publicly announced.
Blemished, battered and cut, the "British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta" is a stamp with a twisty tale to tell, one that begins in the hands of a young Scottish boy and passes through the hands of a killer.
The name John Anthony Brooks likely didn't ring a bell for many Americans before Monday. But by minute 87 of the U.S. vs. Ghana game, John Brooks had become America's newest national hero.
At least two people are dead and 16 others are in critical condition after two large tornadoes hit northeast Nebraska, devastating the small town of Pilger and damaging other areas.
Ruby Dee, an actress and civil rights activist who built a career on stage and screen at a time when African-Americans had few such opportunities, has died at age 91.
Another brutal attack in India has highlighted once more the prevalence of gender-based crime in the world's largest democracy.
Seattle may soon be followed into the $15 range by Chicago and San Francisco. Three states this year have already approved the $10.10 figure: Connecticut, Hawaii and Maryland.
The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is now officially upon us. And it comes in the midst of a historic lull.
New federal regulations will be announced Monday that aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
It's not exactly a scholarship to Juilliard, but the National Zoo's animal enrichment program has given a family of Asian small-clawed otters a chance to make music.