From a low of about 20, the population of Florida's state animal has grown to about 200 — enough, wildlife officials say, to warrant taking them off the endangered species list. Not everyone agrees.
The country's banks could hardly be in a more precarious position. The European Central Bank has stopped lending Greece money and a referendum Sunday could spell the country's exit from the eurozone.
Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.
André Borschberg, flying Solar Impulse 2, set a new record of 120 hours in the cockpit on a journey from Japan to Hawaii.
The insurgent political movement, which has just three members in parliament, led the rollback of the 75-year-old law that made it a crime to "ridicule or insult" religious teachings.
After the firing of a key figure at the website, moderators of many of Reddit's most popular sections have gone private in apparent protest.
If the deal passes antitrust scrutiny, it would be the largest such acquisition in the insurance industry. It's the latest sign of consolidation in health insurance in the wake of Obamacare.
Toxins produced by algae that live in warm ocean waters can pass up the fish food chain. The toxins can sicken humans who eat large fish. A Florida study finds cases are underreported.
An alliance of forces led by the al-Qaida affiliated al-Nusra Front is battling the Syrian government for control of the key northern city.
West African cocoa farmers earn less than $1 a day. Those low wages could jeopardize the future of chocolate labor, as young farmers find better opportunities to earn a living, a new report warns.
A Massachusetts judge has set bail at $100,000 for a former Bridgewater State University student accused of sexually assaulting two young boys while working at a campus daycare center.
Two Dorchester men are being held on $1,000 bail in the aftermath of a fatal shooting in Roxbury Thursday night.
A friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Azamat Tazhayakov, has dropped an appeal of his conviction for obstructing the investigation into the bombing.
Newly released court documents indicate that a former chemist at a Massachusetts drug lab convicted of stealing drugs to feed her addictions may have tainted as many as 10,000 criminal prosecutions, not just a few dozen as first thought.
Police were responding to a complaint that a man was threatening to burn down a house. They say the man had two guns on him that “closely resemble authentic guns,” and he pointed one of them at officers.
Police and witnesses say a good Samaritan who came to the aid of an elderly man who was being assaulted following a traffic accident in Lynn was himself shot by the assailant who then fled the scene.