Nation-World

A “sophisticated cyberattack” on Premera Blue Cross affected 11 million people in the U.S. Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield Alaska is encouraging members to apply for free credit monitoring and identity theft services.Laurel Andrews
A documentary chronicling the lives of residents and workers in the oil-rich region of North Dakota and Montana that has created a modern-day gold rush will start airing Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel.Regina Garcia Cano
After announcing plans in January, President Obama is formally recommending that Congress expand the wilderness designation in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including in the potentially oil-rich coastal plain.Alex DeMarban
Recent drone strikes that accidentally killed several Americans raise questions anew about the limits of long-distance remote warfare and the president's authority to target attacks.Anna Mulrine
The family of Michael Brown announced a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson, Mo. The plaintiffs aim to present evidence that they say has not been properly considered.Mark Trumbull
All over the world, millions of people see skin color as a symbol of superiority or inferiority, whether they are conscious of it or not. Others see humanity's array of skin tones, from white to ocher to black, as a positive mark of our remarkable diversity. But Nina Jablonski sees skin color, first and foremost, as an evolutionary gateway to vitamin D.Mark Roth
Days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage, Sen. Ted Cruz has filed two bills to protect states that bar gay couples from marrying.Heidi Przybyla

A documentary chronicling the lives of residents and workers in the oil-rich region of North Dakota and Montana that has created a modern-day gold rush will start airing Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel.

Associated Press
Barack Obama inherited two ugly, intractable wars in Iraq and Afghanistan when he became president and set to work to end them. But a third, more covert war he made his own, escalating drone strikes in Pakistan and expanding them to Yemen and Somalia.Scott Shane
A CIA drone strike in January that was aimed at a suspected al-Qaida compound in Pakistan accidentally killed two hostages, including a kidnapped American, U.S. officials acknowledged Thursday.Craig Whitlock, Missy Ryan and Greg Miller