What you need to know about the nationwide prison strike for wages

A deadly prison riot in April has led to a nationwide prisoner protest for higher wages and better conditions.

The cost of a dog: Here’s how expensive it can be to own a pooch

Dog owners underestimate the amount of money they spend on their pets.

Despite Trump’s claims, “collusion” is a crime — it just goes by another name

“To collude means to conspire, and it is absolutely illegal to conspire to commit a crime against the United States. Period."

The ACLU is suing Jeff Sessions over the Trump administration’s asylum policies

The lawsuit specifically calls into question policies enacted by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in June that seek to ramp up deportations and expedite removal proceedings for immigrants.

We already used up Earth’s resources for the year. It’s August.

The planet spent all of its resources for the year — five months ahead of schedule.

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about Cohen’s tape

Betsy DeVos rolls back relief for defrauded students, Jeff Sessions wants people to stop using the word "undocumented" and Trump's new EPA chief is already acting a lot like Scott Pruitt.

Deadline to reunite immigrant families arrives, but a “serious situation” remains at the border

As the government struggles to reunite all of the children separated from their parents, the U.S. is "failing in a crisis it created."

Transplaining: I’m dating a man who doesn’t know I’m transgender. How — and when — do I tell him?

Serena Daniari answers a transgender woman's question about revealing her identity to a man she is dating.

Trump points to Google’s $5 billion fine from Europe as proof that the US and EU are foes

"I told you so," Trump tweeted on Thursday morning.

Scientists just hit a new milestone for testing their HIV vaccine

A potentially HIV-preventing vaccine is about to be tested on 2,600 at-risk women in southern Africa.

Climate change is making our planet hotter — but we might have to ditch the AC

The world is getting hotter and more people are likely to turn up their AC. This could result in thousands of deaths, a new study says.

Mark your calendars: The longest lunar eclipse in the 21st century is coming

Total lunar eclipses turn the moon a "blood" red — a symbol of bad omens in ancient times.

This look inside the world’s largest train station will make Americans painfully jealous

The station has cafes, restaurants, shopping malls, a hotel and spa — plus what could be the coolest Starbucks of all time.

TV writers from ‘Vida’ and ‘One Day at a Time’ team up to help families separated at the border

And they're challenging other TV show writers rooms to follow suit.

It’s easier to sleep, eat and have fun at airports in Asia — here’s why America is falling behind

Robots, movie theaters, ice skating rinks, napping hotels — why are American airports falling behind in comfort?

A running list of restaurants, hotels and cities in America banning plastic straws

California is putting the rest of the country to shame.

It’s official: Excessive gaming is now recognized as a health disorder

Adding "gaming disorder" to doctors' lists of possible conditions will help medical professionals diagnose patients — and in return, an increasing number of people may be able to seek treatment.

Inside the ACLU’s efforts to stop the Trump administration’s family separation policy

The Trump administration is separating families at the border as part of a broad crackdown on immigration, but the ACLU is suing to put a stop to the practice altogether.

Trump administration reportedly eyeing tent cities to house migrant children

Department of Health and Human Services officials will reportedly scout the Fort Bliss Army base near El Paso, Texas, as a potential location to temporarily house between 1,000 and 5,000 children.

California Consumer Privacy Act gains support from thousands of internet users in wake of GDPR

People are paying attention to the importance of user privacy.

Napa’s wineries are finally serving good food — and it’s all because of some very outdated laws

Wineries are serving tastings where the food is just as much the star as the area's famous wines.

How Wickenburg, Arizona, a town of 7,000, became the rehab capital of the US

Arizona’s history leans heavily on healing — and it has attracted some of the world’s best-known troubled celebrities, including Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.

What If We Didn’t... advertise food to children?

Studies say junk food advertising has a real impact on our relationship with food, starting at a young age.

What If We Didn’t... have any unemployment?

Economists have been talking about a universal job guarantee for decades, and now some politicians are catching on.

Wedding gift etiquette: Here’s how much the average person spends as a wedding guest

Wedding season leaving you broke? Being a bridesmaid, groomsman, plus-one or distant relative can literally cost you — here's how much and how to save.

Treasury Department hits Russia with sanctions over 2016 election meddling

The Internet Research Agency, which Mueller indicted in February, is among the entities targeted by the sanctions.

7,000 pairs of shoes line Capitol lawn as tribute to child victims of gun violence

The demonstration comes just one day prior to a national school walkout scheduled for March 14.

Trump points to history to defend his tariffs, but history shows they have disastrous effects

Trump invoked his predecessors to justify his steel and aluminum tariffs — but history shows that tariffs can have disastrous consequences.

Want to work from home or remotely? The best jobs to be your own boss — and the top places to do it

If you want to work from home, remotely or for yourself, set your own schedule and get paid well, look no further than these careers and these countries.