Authorities across the US have blamed nine deaths over the past week on the low temperatures. In one Minnesota town, it was negative 36 degrees Fahrenheit last week. Older adults and young people are vulnerable to the low temperatures, but everyone should bundle up and take extra care...
A winter storm is forecast to slam the East Coast this week, bringing snow and freezing weather from Florida to Maine. The storm's central pressure is expected to drop to about 950 millibars, which is equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane. The region is expected to be slapped...
Hundreds of women in film, TV, and theater have launched an initiative to fight sexual harassment and misconduct in workplaces across the US. A legal defense fund to assist women in blue-collar industries is already backed by $13 million in donations. The initiative, Time's Up, includes Hollywood figures...
The average American has cut daily water use by 6 gallons. Conservation of fresh water is important because it is a limited resource. Efficiencies in states like California and Texas – which are experiencing droughts – can serve as models for other states to reduce consumption. The average American is...
UN member states will start formal talks that are expected to deliver a treaty for the protection of the high seas in 2020.  At least 141 of the 193 members will participate.  The treaty would set conservation areas and dictate fishing and catch quotas.  After more than a decade...
The Amtrak crash earlier this month refocused President Donald Trump's energy on rebuilding the country's infrastructure, and Trump has touted his plan recently. America's infrastructure system is dilapidated, fragile, and unsustainable after decades of neglect. Trump has only allocated $200 billion in federal funds so far and has...
A plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing all 12 people on board. According to Costa Rican authorities, 10 of those passengers were US citizens. The crash happened near Punta Islita in the Guanacaste province, according to Costa Rican officials who posted images of the burning wreckage...
Cash is quickly becoming obsolete in China. Mobile payments have become much more convenient. They have surged to $5 trillion in the mainland. The electronic payment method has revolutionized commerce in China. Hundreds and thousands of small-scale shops including restaurants, grocery stores and tea houses, as well as...
Pope Francis was more outspoken than ever in 2017. His criticism included chiding President Donald Trump for pulling the US out of the global Paris agreement to combat climate change. In his year-end message on Sunday, he said humanity had "wasted and wounded" the year with "lies and injustices." VATICAN...
A ProPublica study revealed shocking patterns in rates of maternal mortality and complications from childbirth across several US states, including New York. Hospitals that treat predominantly African-American mothers have much higher rates of mortality and complications than those who don't. Geography often dictates access to care. Solutions for...