Seattle is taking a revolutionary approach to treating drug abuse, diverting addicts who potentially face criminal charges to housing, treatment, and other services.
Homelessness has risen by 55 percent in the UK since David Cameron became prime minister. We asked a number of homeless young Brits for their thoughts on how the country's being run.
There's still hexavalent chromium in the water, the town's houses are being knocked down, and the only place to buy beer is about to close.
A federal judge ruled to keep marijuana's position on the list of Schedule 1 drugs, alongside heroin, meth, and other drugs that are known for abuse-potential and lack medical merit.
Politicians blamed each other for delayed spill response last week, as many popular Vancouver beaches remain closed.
Making the gears of the criminal justice system faster should reduce the number of kids stuck in jail for insane periods of time, but reformers say it dodges law enforcement's larger problems.
But, experts say, China has made strong commitments to reduce its levels of carbon pollution and boost renewable energy production.
Footage shows "Johhny Rockard" explaining why he targets hard up students to work in porn.
Not far from Libya's border, the town of Ben Gardane is rife with smuggling, illegal money trading, and jihadist recruitment.
No one likes paying taxes, but a surprising number of Americans have gone to violent extremes, taking their anger out on the bland functionaries at the IRS.
After years of warning that President Barack Obama is coming after Americans' guns, the NRA eagerly embraced a new target, directing its deranged doomsday predictions toward the new Democratic presidential candidate.
A Philadelphia crime reporter reflects on the scandals that have hit the city's law enforcement apparatus—and the promise of reform.
Eleven hundred marines just landed in Darwin for a six-month rotation. That number will increase to 2,500 by 2017. We break down some of the concerns raised by locals.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a new training mission as Kiev keeps asking for real guns.
An attorney at the advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation calls the case against 14-year-old Florida boy Domanik Green "crazy."
An explosion appears to launch a car several hundred feet in the air, causing it to spin and flip as it descends before erupting into flames.
Probably not the best idea. Actually, it's the worst idea in recorded history.
A shooting in Tulsa raises questions about how a senior citizen who headed up Sheriff Stanley Glanz's re-election campaign was in a position to end a life.
Mercenaries have been a trademark of American foreign policy since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but at least four of those guys are paying a price for treating Iraqis like something other than fellow humans.
Despite the plan being rejected by the International Whaling Commission, Japan seems likely to go ahead with killing nearly four thousand whales over the next 12 years.
Australia has been the scene of the worst extinction of mammals for the last two hundred years, now the Australian government has declared "war" on the cats doing much of the damage.
The Florida Republican becomes the fourth major candidate to jump into the 2016 presidential race.
Canada's CF-18s might look to take out the Islamic State's infamous media caliphate.
As legalization takes hold, some Muslims and Christians are getting tripped up. But Jews may find pot and faith to be perfectly compatible.