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Mehdi Behkish, the head of Iran's International Chamber of Commerce in Tehran, explains why he supports the country's nuclear agreement with world powers, and how Iran can move forward.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that bars professional teams there from treating their cheerleaders as independent contractors. The bill came after lawsuits alleged the cheerleaders were underpaid.
Workers pull out plastic and trash from a conveyor belt of paper at a recycl...
Are plastic bags recyclable? Why are Christmas lights a no-go? A recycling plant operations manager takes readers' questions about the process.
Mary Johnson spoke with Oshea Israel at StoryCorps in Minneapolis....
As a teen, Oshea Israel killed another young man at a party. Years later, as the end of his prison time approached, Israel met the mother of the man he murdered — and earned her forgiveness.
Seventy years ago this week, in the New Mexico desert, U.S. Army scientists detonated the first atom bomb. NYU physics professor Benjamin Bederson was among those who worked on the Manhattan Project.
Purple lightning strikes a New Mexico corn field on May 29. You don't have t...
Deaths in the U.S. from lightning strikes are up in 2015, compared to recent years. A convertible won't save you. Get inside at the first rumble of thunder, and stay away from plugged-in appliances.