A Republican governor just defied his own party to stand up for clean energy.

A Republican governor just defied his own party to stand up for clean energy.

Missing Teen Found: State Police

BREWSTER, NY — With the assistance of the New York City Police Department’s Missing Person Squad and the FDNY, Figueroa has been located in New York City in good health, state police report.

House Republicans, Under Fire, Back Down on Gutting Ethics Office

WASHINGTON — House Republicans, facing a storm of bipartisan criticism, including from President-elect Donald J. Trump, moved early Tuesday afternoon to reverse their plan to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics.

Gov. Cuomo proposes free tuition plan for middle and low income families

NEW YORK -- Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing free tuition at New York colleges for eligible students.

VIDEO: Little girl cries inconsolably after not getting to see the president, so Jokowi...

For most of us, missing out on an opportunity to see the president would be a big disappointment, but for one little girl it seemed like the end of the world. 

Miley Cyrus moved to tears as little girl sings to her from hospital bed

She came in like a wrecking ball — but in the end, she was the one who broke down.

After suffering the loss of two babies, 25-year-old Californian mom has donated more than...

Devastated, Matthews decided to do something in honor of her son,  Ronan.

2-year-old saves twin brother trapped under dresser

OREM, Utah - A father from Utah posted a heart-stopping video to YouTube, showing one of his 2-year-old twin boys lifting a dresser off the other boy.

Fish and chips and flu pills: sick customer’s order goes viral

Despite being taken aback, the restaurant fulfilled the order -- and posted a picture of the much-needed flu pills before delivering them.

American stayed silent after being shot during nightclub rampage

ISTANBUL — An American shot during the Istanbul nightclub rampage told NBC News he survived the ordeal by playing dead, remaining silent and motionless even after the gunman shot him.

Free money for all: Why Finland has officially launched its basic income pilot project

Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, amounting to 560 euros ($587 US), in a unique social experiment which is hoped to cut government red tape, reduce poverty and boost employment.

Syrian family to reunite in Toronto, thanks to unlikely partnership

When Rasha Elendari came to North America seven years ago, she came alone.

China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching – NYTimes.com

China announced on Friday that it was banning all commerce in ivory by the end of 2017, a move that would shut down the world’s largest ivory market and could deal a critical blow to the practice of elephant poaching in Africa.

Texas man meets his mother for the first time after 55 years

On Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, Edward Montano and his wife, Twyla Montano stood at the airport waiting in suspense to meet his mother for the first time.

Michigan Firefighters Rescue Dog That Fell Through Thin Ice

Firefighters in Michigan were seen on video risking their lives to save a dog that had fallen through thin ice.

Feel-good stories that made us smile and happy-cry in 2016

This year had its share of heartwarming, fun and sweet stories that stand out as shining examples of good news.

Teen battles elements, food poisoning to snag first coin of 2017

Canberra teenager snags first coin of 2017 after queuing since Christmas