About 57 percent of the state is suffering from an “exceptional” drought, the U.S. Drought Monitor's most severe designation. Weather forecasts leave no reason to expect relief soon, and that spells trouble for farmers.
A U.N. humanitarian report and aid workers caught in the crossfire reported on Wednesday an increase in violence in a new front near the already tense internal border between north and south Sudan, with dozens of people reported killed in attacks.
A New York-based reproductive rights group filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against a new law passed by the Texas Legislature that increases regulations on Texas women seeking abortions and physicians who perform the procedure.
In a collaborative effort, the University’s School of Architecture and the nonprofit organization Africa's Promise Village are working together to build a school for the Maasai people in the Serengeti plains of Tanzania.