Our unemployment rate may be dipping, but many U.S. families still struggle to make ends meet. "Doing more with less" requires tough decisions about household expenses, and many pet owners face the possibility of losing their pets.
In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster a year ago, the attitude toward food safety has become a matter of personal preference for many Tokyo residents.
Libya today is a free Libya, but also a Libya plagued by a sad and violent history, a Libya that has not been able to progress for 42 years. Basic education, health care and infrastructure are integral to Libya's success and its future. But art and culture can be and should be a huge part of the healing process as well as future development.
A group of American, European and Palestinian pro-democracy activists accused of fomenting unrest in Egypt left Cairo on a plane after being allowed to post bail, U.S. and Egyptian authorities said.
The trial of the American NGO workers in Egypt has been adjourned after they never showed up.
The United States is having "intense discussions" with the Egyptian government to resolve the case of 16 American overseas aid workers facing charges as part of a crackdown on nongovernmental organizations, a senior administration official said Saturday.
The traditional U.S.-Egypt partnership is in danger of shredding. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
A key U.S. senator said Monday he has high hopes for a positive resolution soon to the growing diplomatic crisis revolving around 19 American overseas aid workers facing charges as part of an Egyptian crackdown on nongovernmental organizations.
The trial of 43 people in Egypt accused in a case involving foreign funding will take place in a criminal court February 26, the spokesman for the general prosecutor's office said.
CNN's Ben Wedeman describes the Egyptian criminal court "legal limbo" that 43 NGO workers face.
Forty-three people, including 19 Americans, face prosecution in an Egyptian criminal court on charges of illegal foreign funding as part of an ongoing crackdown on nongovernmental organizations, a prosecution spokesman said Sunday.
Joe Palese took his first yoga class in the 1990s, right as the practice began gaining in popularity in the United States.
The New York Times excerpt, "How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body," was enough to knock the zen out of the yoga community.
EVCO founder Seth Owusu provides reconditioned computers to schools in the developing word.
North Korea has angrily denied allegations that it punished some of its citizens for inadequately mourning the death of its late leader Kim Jong Il.
Video from North Korea shows a choreographed effort to dramatically grieve over Kim Jong Il. Anderson Cooper reports.
South Sudan's Council of Ministers has declared Jonglei state a "humanitarian disaster area" and called on international aid agencies to provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance.
The United States on Tuesday blamed remnants of the regime of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak for the ongoing crackdown on nongovernmental organizations by Egyptian authorities.
South Sudan's government has gained control of a remote town that had been under attack by fighters from a rival tribe, the nation's information minister said Monday.
Thousands of fighters attacked a remote town in South Sudan despite the presence of United Nations peacekeepers in the area, a military official said Sunday.
The number of journalists jailed around the world increased more than 20% in 2011, mainly because of government crackdowns in the Middle East and North Africa, a nonprofit organization said Thursday.
Brazil's cabinet lost another minister Sunday with the resignation of Carlo Lupi, who as labor minister became embroiled in an alleged corruption scandal involving non-governmental organizations.
Kristin Chenoweth introduces top 10 CNN Hero Richard St. Denis, who provides free wheelchairs for people in rural Mexico.
Doctors will often prepare for surgical procedures by opening instrument and supply kits that contain up to 100 items.
The Salvation Army is well-known for its ubiquitous red kettles and bell-ringing change collectors.
President Barack Obama has outlined his ambitious American Jobs Act, which contains many good elements to stimulate the economy in the long term. Yet its impact will take many years to significantly reduce the 25 million people looking for full-time work.
Teamsters Union President James Hoffa calls out American companies for not hiring. CNN's Carol Costello has more.
Soon after taking office, Franklin Roosevelt boldly proposed the Civilian Conservation Corps as a way to create jobs and hope during the Great Depression. Within three months, not only had Congress acted but 250,000 young men were at work in the woods. The country cheered and the CCC went on to become the most popular program of the New Deal.
A Georgia teacher's passion and curiosity about her immigrant students' homelands led to a path that changed her life and those she's touched - forever.
World Bank TV's James Martone reports on cleanup efforts in Port-au-Prince and the threat of disease-spreading waste.
It's been more than a year since Haiti was rocked by an earthquake, leaving about 230,000 people dead, hundreds of thousands injured and more than a million homeless. The international community was quick to provide aid, especially in the first few months after the earthquake.
Japan's solar energy quest heats up after the Fukushima nuclear crisis. CNN's Kyung Lah reports
It started with such a simple concept: A solar light bulb that charges up during the day and lights the night when the sun sets.
It's a case that has become emblematic of the risks involved in international adoption.
A senior U.S. official is dismissing a report that says covert American drone strikes in Pakistan have killed 385 civilians, nearly half of them children, saying the findings by the London-based Bureau for Investigative Journalism are faulty and uncorroborated.
A Pakistani lawyer discusses a new report claming U.S. drone attacks have killed hundreds of civilians.
Young women with breast cancer find support through Debbie Cantwell's Pink Daisy Project.
There are more than 250,000 women living in the United States who were diagnosed with breast cancer before their 41st birthdays.
It can be difficult to ignore emails or Facebook posts about cute little pups and kittens in need of forever homes. In this down economy, the number of pets in need seems to be rising steadily. Just as you can help your favorite charity without writing a big check, there are ways to help pets without taking in another animal.
Time is running out for Minnesota's parks and highway rest stops, not to mention 36,000 state employees.
Blue Shield of California, one of the largest insurers in the state, says it has enacted a new rule that will allow it to pay back its customers $180 million in excess profit.
The season of Father's Day and Mother's Day may be the loneliest for kids with a parent in prison.
Last week in New York, on the day that would have been my late brother Glenn's 50th birthday, my wife, Carolyn, and I were among those September 11 family members privileged to receive an opportunity to personally thank President Obama for bringing to justice the man who brutally killed Glenn and almost 3,000 others nearly 10 years ago.
How much money does a member of the FIFA executive committee make for being on the most powerful board in world soccer? That was the simple question SI.com recently asked FIFA, a nonprofit organization, as well as three members of FIFA's 24-man executive committee.
News of the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan has been widespread, but donations have lagged way, way behind.
Individuals, companies and charities have been quick to rally in the aftermath of the massive earthquake that rocked Japan on Friday, but donations have been slow to come.
As fighting erupted across Egyptian society, Save the Children, an international aid group devoted to helping poor boys and girls, and other agencies watched their world and work start unraveling.
On Thursday, the internet as we know it ran out of space.
If you want to feel twice as nice about holiday gift giving, try donating to a charity.
Feeling warm and fuzzy? It's that season again and the startup scene is buzzing with tidings of joy.
While the United Nations warned that protests were hampering efforts to save lives in the Haiti cholera outbreak, a leading non-profit group lashed out at organizations for what it called an "inadequate" response.
Charges were filed Tuesday against 17 people accused of taking more than $42 million from programs established to help Holocaust survivors, authorities said.
Seventeen people are charged with stealing millions of dollars from holocaust survivors. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.
Dear Annie: After 38 years in financial management, I'll be retiring at the end of this year, but I hope to be working just as hard at something new. My wife and I (and our two daughters) are avid amateur musicians who each got our start through music classes in our public schools.
Still reeling from yesterday's historic upset, scores of lame-duck lawmakers are likely taking the first steps toward cleaning out their desks at the Rayburn Building.
Rescue and aid teams struggle to reach survivors on remote Indonesian islands. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
Help trickled in Thursday to remote islands where whole villages were flattened by a earthquake and tsunami in western Indonesia.
Help trickled in Thursday, three days after a magnitude-7.7 earthquake struck off Indonesia, triggering a tsunami that has killed at least 311 people and left more than 400 missing.
When temperatures start to dip to uncomfortable lows at night, there are always calls from charities to donate blankets and warm clothes for homeless people. Some iReporters came up with less predictable ways to help their fellow humans and make a creative impact in the lives of those less fortunate.
Apolo Anton Ohno has won eight Olympic medals -- two of them gold -- in short track speed skating, but he is also well known for helping people away from the rink.
On the morning of September 26, Linda Norgrove was in an unmarked Toyota Corolla traveling from Asadabad to Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, a spectacular route with towering mountains to the right and a broad river to the left. Spectacular but also very dangerous -- ambush country in a part of Afghanistan where many different groups, including criminal gangs, the Taliban and al Qaeda, have a presence.
The death this month of British aid worker Linda Norgrove in Afghanistan and the subsequent discussion about aid worker safety have fueled a row between the United States and nongovernmental organizations about how to deliver aid and do development work in conflict zones like Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Just out of the hospital and standing in a heavy downpour, former President Jimmy Carter was swinging a hammer Monday at a housing construction project in the nation's capital, helping to mark World Habitat Day.
On the list of items that US foreign aid gives to the Middle East, radios might not come to mind first. But they're a key part of reinforcing stability in the country, according to Jeanne Bourgault, Chief Operating Officer of a non-profit organization called Internews. Internews tries to build a free press in countries all over the world that don't have one.
The collection of wedding favors stuffed into Sarah Dixon's closet includes everything from customized peppermints to a cup holder shaped like a flip-flop.
A non-profit organization helps families in post-Katrina New Orleans rebuild homes. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
Charitable organizations have been hit hard by the weak economy.
When Tad Agoglia started to clean up the mess caused by Hurricane Katrina, he couldn't help thinking he was weeks behind schedule.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, CNN Hero Tad Agoglia has returned to the Gulf to help clean up the oil spill.
CNN's Errol Barnett has the words of a Ugandan man who watched his friend die. (Viewer discretion advised)
American Nate Henn, who was killed in the Uganda bomb blasts, advocated for the rights of children forced into fighting in the east African country, a California nonprofit group said Monday.
Azola Maliti is thrilled to be part of a group of young South Africans taking part in a media training program that coincides with the World Cup.
Singer Jason Mraz talks about his recent trip to Africa on a mission with the non-profit group Free the Slaves.
The idea of volunteering away from home seems like a win-win to many travelers: a way to experience and help another community at the same time. But without a solid, well-designed program and reasonable expectations, volunteer travel can do more harm than good.
According to his friend and producer Solar, it was the love of the fans that helped keep rapper Guru going.
As the story goes, God spent six days creating the world and then rested on the seventh day. He told the Jewish people to always rest on the seventh day of each week, which was to become known as the Sabbath for them for eternity.
The Food and Drug Administration says Chilean salmon is still safe to consume despite a virus that has killed scores of fish.
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank needed a way to tell the world about its work. Shawn Ahmed wanted to continue the video storytelling he'd begun on behalf of the poor in Bangladesh.
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin explains what impact the Supreme Court ruling could have on midterm elections.
For everyone licking their wounds after Thursday's landmark 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission, worried that the evil corporations are now poised to ruin American democracy once and for all, in the bogus name of free speech, here's a word of potential hope: I used to be one of you, too, and today I'm happy as a clam. Maybe you can be too, eventually. Here's why:
Yele Haiti, the non-profit formed by musician Wyclef Jean, said Friday that it hired an accounting firm in the wake of increased public scrutiny of its finances.
As musician Wyclef Jean tearfully denied recent allegations that he misappropriated funds from his Yele Haiti charity, experts on non-profits said they couldn't find serious wrongdoing, except for a lapse of discipline in filing his taxes.
A non-profit organization erects a monument of a young Barack Obama to remind people anyone can achieve their dreams.
Nancy McCauley Branstetter, a former communications executive at Ford Motor Co., is passionate about a cause that feels especially urgent lately: helping disadvantaged children and families who live in the economically stricken Detroit area.
Let's start with more reaction to the surprising results from the ATP Tour finals.
After spending nearly 20 years as a Silicon Valley executive and entrepreneur, when Tom Hogan decided to start a charity, he knew one thing for sure: he wanted to run it like a business.
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Bassist Flea opens a nonprofit music conservatory for kids in Silverlake, Los Angeles.
President Obama has challenged all Americans to participate in the volunteer service movement and to support initiatives that help solve the problems that plague our communities.
When hunting for cash, desperate small business owners may find themselves sucked into buying books and software packages promising "Billions in Free Grants!" from Web sites with names like NeverPayItBack.com, or hiring consultants who promise to find them gads of money. All they're likely to get, though, are empty promises.
The next time you say you want to help make the world a better place, try putting your mobile where your mouth is.
For Mary Crowley, the sea is her second home.
For millions of job seekers, unemployment is a painful position they must endure until another opportunity comes along. But for some, it's the impetus to do something great. When Masoud Modarres lost his job, he saw an opportunity to make big changes.
When "Marta" was 12, she entered the United States illegally, hoping to join her mother, who had left her in Central America years ago to search for work. Three years later she was sitting in immigration detention by herself waiting to be deported back home to her grandmother, who was dying of cancer.
CNN's Soledad O'Brien takes an exclusive look at the lives of children trapped in the U.S. in Immigration Limbo.
CNN Photojournalist Mark Biello looks at young people joining service groups like Teach for America due to the economy.
Kelley Mulfinger thought she would be making a six-figure salary in marketing by her second year out of school. Instead, the University of Virginia alum is teaching a classroom of first-graders how to spell words like "care."
After 16 hours of debate, Argentina's Senate passed a controversial reform law Saturday that critics say targets media outlets critical of the government.
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