Despite concerns over an uptick, both felonious and accidental killings of police officers fell substantially in 2012.
China's largest public urban space is more than just the site of the famous student protests. It's a symbol of the country—and the country's power.
A team-by-team look at how professional basketball has become more than just an American sport.
Hurricane Sandy didn't respect jurisdictional boundaries, and it challenged us to coordinate disaster response on a regional scale.
A new documentary promises to shed light on the size and scope of America's under-covered "puppycide" epidemic.
What aren't we saying when we sum up small towns as close-knit and quaint?
Students in Massachusetts are doing great while their peers in Alabama and D.C. are languishing.
Not paying your workers enough, then directing them to federal aid? Just one way the fast food giant inflates its hefty profits.
The city's innovative approach to keeping women safe may have actually had the opposite effect.
As a recent New Jersey ruling shows, the justice system still doesn't grasp the importance of fair counsel.
Amazingly, half the cuts came from reductions in household energy use.
In 2012, just 10 counties - out of 3,000 - were responsible for 30 percent of contributions made by individuals to national candidates.
A new study challenges what criminologists call the "special sensitivity hypothesis" of white collar offenders.
Washington state moves to reform its medical marijuana system.
Which may help explain how they feel about demographic change.
Since the mayor took office, high-school graduation rates are up. There are more quality schools. Money is distributed more equitably.
A lack of wind, corn burning for the harvest, and the onset of central heat fouled up Harbin's air so much that schools and offices had to close.