A dozen Pacific Rim nations reportedly reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the secretive, US-orchestrated pact that seeks common standards among its members. Opponents say the deal is more about consolidation of power than "fair trade."
A California Planned Parenthood clinic was the target of arson this week, just six weeks after the same location was vandalized. Heated rhetoric directed against the sexual and reproductive health non-profit has increased of late, putting its clinics on alert.
A 5-month-old girl who was shot in the chest on Thursday has died, according to police in Cleveland, Ohio. The death of Aavielle Wakefield marks the third fatal shooting incident involving children on Cleveland's east side in the last month.
A new billboard campaign in Los Angeles is calling out online dating apps Tinder and Grindr, suggesting they encourage a "hookup culture" that exacerbates susceptibility to sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea and chlamydia.
For commuters stuck in traffic, a driver's seat is far from comfortable. A French automotive company could change that with an intelligent car seat that uses a biometric sensing system, offering physical and mental therapy in case of stress or exhaustion.
The San Francisco Bay contains more concentrations of plastic litter than the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay, a new study finds. "Microbeads" from cosmetic products are among the million plastic particles per square kilometer in the South Bay.
Nearly half of US states had adult obesity rates above 30 percent in 2014, according to the latest data collected by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The vast majority of the states with top obesity rates are in the South or Midwest.