The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says hundreds of Pacific walruses have begun coming ashore along Alaska's northwest coast and it's likely because sea ice in the Arctic Ocean already has receded beyond the outer continental shelf.
National Parks Service officials say they will discontinue the agency's policy encouraging U.S. national parks to eliminate the sale of disposable plastic water bottles years after first implementing the ban.
Health plan officials say South Dakota residents who buy individual coverage are facing potential premium hikes next year that could grow if President Donald Trump stops payments that reimburse insurers.
Oklahoma Attorney General's Office will ask federal appeals court to reconsider ruling that determined a man should have been tried for murder in federal court, not state court, in part because he's Native American.
New York police say MS-13 members lured a Long Island man into a car with the promise of marijuana and sex and took him to a nature preserve where they fatally attacked him with large knives and machetes.
A sprawling central Montana nature reserve has purchased a 46,000-acre ranch bordering a federal refuge as it advances toward its goal of establishing a Connecticut-sized park where bison and other wildlife can one day roam freely.
Tens of thousands of Utah residents are flocking to a planetarium in Salt Lake City to buy eclipse glasses to make sure they get ones that aren't faulty following a recall issued by online retailer Amazon.
According to an analysis by the Urban Institute, between 2010 and 2015, more than 19 million non-elderly people gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The top 10 states that ranked the highest based on percent of total population insured through the A.C.A. are Nevada (1), California (2), Oregon (3), Kentucky (4), New Mexico (5), West Virginia (6), Florida (7), Arkansas (8), Colorado (9), and Washington (10).
Cases of beer were wheeled into the Capitol after the House narrowly passed a health care bill on May 4, 2017, that would repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act. Every Democrat voted no, joined by 20 Republicans.
The Republicans currently have top-to-bottom control in 25 states, holding both the governorship and the entire legislature. If we've learned anything from this last election, it's that political complacency is no longer an option.
The U.S. Senate elections will be held on November 6, 2018. Thirty-three of the 100 Senate seats are up for reelection. The Republicans will be defending just 8 seats, while the Democrats will be fighting for 23, plus another 2 held by independents. The winners of those seats will serve a six-year term from January 3, 2019, until January 3, 2025. The time to start organizing is now.
Legal frameworks play a powerful role in transforming norms and protecting girls' rights. Although many African countries have established 18 as the minimum marriage age for girls, weak enforcement has meant these laws have had little impact.
The Paris Agreement on climate change, was signed in New York on April 22 by world leaders of 175 countries at the largest, single-day signing ceremony in history. What once seemed unthinkable, is now unstoppable. Every nation has been encouraged to join the chorus of voices combating climate change. So why has Taiwan, who is ready and willing, with vast experience to share, been left on the sidelines?