International students contribute $21.8 billion to U.S. economy

764,495 international students studying across the United States supported nearly 300,000 jobs and contributed $21.8billion to the U.S. economy in the 2011-2012 academic year…

Coroner: ‘Glee’ actor Monteith died of overdose

A coroner says ‘Glee’ actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol….

Johns Hopkins regains top ranking from US News

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has regained its place atop U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s best hospitals…

State regulators call for $300M fine against PG&E

California regulators are calling on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay at least $300 million in fines for a deadly 2010 gas pipeline blast…

Asylum requests from immigrants on the rise in US

An internal Homeland Security document shows that requests for asylum in the United States have nearly quadrupled…

National Zoo taking no chances of another escape

The National Zoo has been inspecting vegetation around all of its exhibits to ensure animal enclosures are secure after the great escape of a young male red panda last month…

Atlanta panda gives birth to twins

Lun Lun, a 15-year-old giant panda, gave birth to two cubs Monday…

2-year-old with cancer received dozens of pizza donations

People sent a lot of love in the direction of a little girl battling cancer at “children’s hospital Los Angeles…

Helmet water leak aborts spacewalk; astronaut OK

NASA aborted a spacewalk at the International Space Station on Tuesday because of a dangerous water leak in an astronaut’s helmet that drenched his eyes, nose and mouth…

Man found in California motel awakens with amnesia

Doctors are looking into the mystery of a Florida man who awoke speaking only Swedish, with no memory of his past, after he was found unconscious…