Taiga Ishikawa made history on July 21 when he became the first openly gay male lawmaker in the country’s history.
Sri Lanka has defied the global trend in the battle against measles, with the country declared free of the highly infectious disease by the World Health Organization.
Data released this month by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas shows wind created 22 percent of the electricity used in the first half of the year, edging out coal by 1%.
The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee unveiled its Olympic and Paralympic medal designs. They are all completely made of over six million recycled cellphones.
A group of African-American fast-food workers from Birmingham, Alabama, just won the latest round in a legal fight over the minimum wage that has national implications.
San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously to ban restaurants, bars and retailers from selling or using on Tuesday, becoming the largest city to block establishments from giving out plastic straws
The initial draft of the new guide places an emphasis on plant-based foods while downplaying the previous stature given to meat and dairy products.
In the West, many tribal leaders are determined to move forward on climate action as sovereign nations despite budget cuts, climate denial and inaction.
For the third time in recent years, a child born with H.I.V. has been found free of the virus for a long period after a high dose of treatment early in life.
Log Cabin has suddenly become a main driver of key gay and transgender civil rights in Washington.