Elena Ferrante's quartet of Neapolitan novels all contain small but thrilling acts of feminist revolt. Like the writer Mary Gaitskill, who has also written extensively about female friendship, Ferrante portrays women's lives and relationships as unsentimental and fierce. The overarching narrative...
The Supreme Court now has on its appeal docket an abortion case that will probably decide how far conservative states may go in restricting abortion clinics.
A river installation in London that questions our relationship with fossil fuels appears and disappears as the water levels change
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Thursday that the Iranian parliament should vote on a landmark nuclear accord with Western powers. He also called for a full lifting of sanctions against Iran, rather than a partial one.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A European Union ban on imports of seal products not derived from the traditional Inuit seal hunt is legal, the 28-nation bloc's top court ruled on Thursday.
We've had a hard time convincing businesses to stop throwing out their extra food.
If you're living off the water-system grid, do you still need to worry about conservation? Umbra dowses for answers.
Marmosets have turned from active social creatures into sleeping loners – the cost of adapting to degraded forest in Brazil and foraging on gum
Long for the good old days when California enjoyed the smoothest highways in America? Well, back then, there wasn't a roadblock on taxes to finance them.
Saying that increased transparency can help ease tensions between police and the public, California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Wednesday unlocked state databases on police killings and arrests, while saying law enforcement agencies should be required to report more information about incidents...
State lawmakers on Wednesday sent the governor bills that would ban concealed guns from schools and college campuses in California, make it a felony for police officers to alter or delete video evidence, and require the state's public pension funds to divest their holdings in thermal coal.
Black and Latino students in California who passed Advanced Placement exams outperformed their peers elsewhere, but a gap persists between them and their white and Asian counterparts, according to new test score results.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are marveling at a particularly awesome view from orbit right now. This week marks the first time that three major hurricanes—dubbed Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena—have been captured simultaneously churning across the Pacific Ocean, according to the United Kingdom's Met Office. Show More Summary
President Xi Jinping announced Thursday that China will cut its military by 300,000 troops, a significant reduction in one of the largest militaries in the world and a move that the Chinese leader called a gesture of peace.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Solar power generation contributed to about 10 percent of peak summer power supplies of Japan's nine major utilities, equivalent to more than 10 nuclear reactors, the Asahi newspaper reported on Thursday.
Nearly 20 years after playing his last game, Ty Boykin finally got the call he was waiting for last week: He was going to the major leagues.
Albert Pujols sat in front of his locker Wednesday afternoon, an ice pack strapped to his sore lower back and a smile creasing his face.
Starter: Fifth-year senior Tre Madden
NEW YORK - The California State Teachers' Retirement System, the nation's second-largest public pension system, is considering a new strategy that would shift up to 12% of its $191-billion portfolio into safer investments, such as long-term Treasury bonds.
On the third day of his visit to Alaska, President Obama delivered promises of new aid for Arctic communities whose shorelines and infrastructure are crumbling because of rising temperatures.