Nixon convinced Fed Chair Arthur Burns, seated left, to lower interest rates, helping him win re-election in 1972.
President Trump has been attacking the Federal Reserve for months and recently said he might nominate two political allies to its board. An economist explain what typically happens next.
US demonstrators who favor and oppose stricter gun laws, in 2018.
AP Photo/Steven Senne
Legislators in a growing number of democracies are clamping down on civil society. In the United States, it's happening at the state level.
The Turkish economy is in free fall, corruption and inefficiency reigns, and crime has skyrocketed.
Local elections in Turkey over the weekend saw a some key cities and towns slip away from the party of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's ruling party.
The average woman in Niger has over seven children – nearly triple the average across developing countries.
Research shows that unrest, even terrorism, can erupt in poor countries with a surplus of young people and not enough jobs. Can Niger, a once-peaceful sub-Saharan African nation, handle its baby boom?
John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech inspired the modern consumer rights movement.
AP Photo/Bill Allen
JFK pushed consumer rights to the top of the national agenda in 1962, leading to a raft of new laws offering new protections. But without enforcement, such rights are meaningless.
The world’s biggest thermosolar power complex is in Morocco.
Climate justice policies could potentially double as tools of colonialism that harm people outside the US.
Lise Meitner was left off the publication that eventually led to a Nobel Prize for her colleague.
Left off publications due to Nazi prejudice, this Jewish woman lost her rightful place in the scientific pantheon as the discoverer of nuclear fission.
Testing new ways to use this technology is underway in Japan.
These technologies could turn into a powerful tool for fighting global warming, and they have the potential to address historical climate injustices.
John C. Bogle, founder of Vanguard Group, died in January.
The index fund revolutionized investing for millions. Its founder died on Jan. 16.
Colorado state senator Randy Baumgardner was accused of inappropriately touching a former legislative aide.
AP Photo/David Zalubowski
Between November 2016 and October 2018, more than 130 government officials were publicly accused of sexual harassment or assault.
Maria Butina, founder of a Russian gun group, allegedly infiltrated the Republican Party.
The NRA may fund political candidates but only with cash from U.S. donors. The group could face serious consequences if, as news reports allege, it broke laws and rules.
Trump leaving the G7 meeting.
NATO leaders meet in Belgium today; many are worried about US President Trump's habit of breaking diplomatic norms. History is filled with other leaders acting bullishly, often with poor results.
They’re missing out.
New tools to help people use their smartphones in less detrimental ways are a good start, but could be even better at protecting users' well-being.
Men walk on the wreckage of a building destroyed by air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on June 6, 2018.
Yemen's civil war is a stew of local and foreign interests, from Washington, Saudi Arabia to Iran. And the latest battle may cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians, if not millions.
Outside Santa Fe High School in Texas on May 18, 2018.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
A criminologist reviews recent research to dispel common misconceptions about mass shootings.
A prisoner looks out a window on March 26, 2015, from Zhdanivskaya prison in Ukraine, were TB is rampant.
AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov
World TB Day will be observed March 24, with the good news that deaths from tuberculosis are declining. But a trend toward confining those with TB threatens to stall advances.
The Nazi atomic effort relied on work done in this remote lab.
Feb. 28 marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Gunnerside. A stealthy group of skiing commandos took out a crucial Nazi facility and stopped Hitler from getting the atomic bomb.
Cleanup crew search for radioactive debris.
U.S. Air Force
In what came to be known as the Thule incident, an American bomber crashed in Greenland, spreading radioactive wreckage across 3 square miles of a frozen fjord. Denmark was not happy.
Students from this 2016 photo work at computers inside Buffalo’s Bennett High School – one of five high schools being redesigned with a focus on specialty programming, such as computer science or solar energy. The goal is to position students to land well-paying jobs being created amid a surge in economic development in the city.
Unlike the days of old, career and technical education in today's high schools doesn't really prepare students for work. Researchers at Georgetown University explain why CTE must be revamped.
For many Americans, there is no such thing as affordable housing in today’s real estate market.
Slashing government spending on housing and scrapping a key financing option for new units would make it harder than ever for low-income Americans to keep a roof over their heads.