Whitman was at one point known as "America's Favorite Folksinger," but he was far more popular overseas. His music saved the Earth from aliens in the comedy Mars Attacks!
The United Nations says more than 45 million people worldwide are refugees — the most since 1994 — and that nearly half are children. Fleeing Syrians are a growing concern.
The gravestone incorrectly listed his birth year as 1942, instead of 1924. The engraver has corrected the error.
Robert Mueller told the Senate the FBI used drones rarely and for surveillance proposes. The DEA and the ATF had both revealed they possessed drones.
Some small communities hit 96 degrees, punctuating the strongest heat wave since 1969.
Obama also defended his administration's surveillance programs, saying they've struck the right balance between security and privacy.
As the demonstrations swamped São Paolo, the government tried appease the them by in some cities lowering the bus fare that sparked the unrest.
Also: Federal Reserve policymakers offer their latest economic forecast today; tens of thousands of Brazilians are still protesting; the AMA declares obesity a disease; and a man pleads guilty to smuggling snakes on a plane.
Also: The folly of marathon readings; Tom Wolfe has a new book; VICE apologizes for tasteless photo spread.
The Heat won in overtime on Wednesday night in what LeBron James called "the best game I've ever been a part of."
The developments cast doubt on the newly announced peace talks between the insurgents and the U.S.
The journalist whose candid interviews of Gen. Stanley McChrystal led to the officer's eventual removal from his post has died in a car crash, according to reports.
Amazon ends the contracts of people and businesses that are paid for sending customers to the retailer. The company has taken similar steps in other states that have passed laws like Minnesota's new sales tax legislation.
The court filing comes one week after Google asked the U.S. government's permission to provide the public with information about the national security requests it receives.
The whereabouts of the ex-Teamsters boss is the stuff of urban legend. Here are the highlights and lowlights of the various searches for Jimmy Hoffa's body.
When we get free perks we didn't earn, negative feelings can result, according to researchers. Part of the problem? Fellow customers. It helps if they're not around, a new study says.
Six former employees and one contractor say Bank of America's mortgage servicing unit consistently lied to homeowners, fraudulently denied loan modifications and offered bonuses to staff for intentionally pushing people into foreclosure, according to a Salon.com report.
After police broke up the protests in Turkey's Taksim Square over the weekend, a new protest has sprung up — but this one is still and silent. A lone man stood motionless in the square for six hours overnight, and soon many others decided to join the "standing man."
The U.S. military said in January that it will end its front-line combat exclusion for women; the shift means that women could join elite forces such as the Army Rangers and Navy SEALs in the next three years.
FBI agents believe they have a credible lead on the whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa's body. If they're right, it will solve a longstanding mystery, which will also deflate Hoffa's resonance in popular culture.