The Army will award Purple Hearts to those killed and wounded during the 2009 attack at Fort Hood. The wounded civilians and the families of those who died will receive the Defense of Freedom Medal.
A coalition led by Saudi Arabia, with U.S. support, has been carrying out airstrikes in Yemen against rebels. At the same time, the rebels, called Houthis, are battling their opponents in the streets.
The Endeavor Air flight, a subsidiary of Delta Airlines, was leaving Detroit Metro Airport when the end of the wing hit the side of the terminal after backing from the gate. No one was injured.
At Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on Wednesday, Jack Nicklaus made a hole-in-one. It was the first time he's done that since he started playing in the PGA Tour 54 years ago.
A measure that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California Legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, final passage may be tough.
The online furniture company is currently one of the most shorted stocks. Our Planet Money team talks to the CEO about what it's like to be running a company when people are betting against you.
Renee Montagne talks to Samuel Sandoval, an assistant professor of water resource management at UC-Davis about the dwindling water table that's used to grow crops in California's Central valley.
State regulators will begin enforcing the new restrictions on a sliding scale. That means that some cities that have been slacking in water conservation will have to do a lot more than others.
Ex-player Billy Bean, who's openly gay, is the MLB's inclusion ambassador, and he's charged with improving baseball's relationship with the LGBT community. David Greene talks to Bean about his role.
The trucking industry has to deal with an aging workforce, driver shortages and burdensome regulations. Railroads have already taken a good portion of the long-haul business away from semi-trucks
Jurors have found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts against him in the Boston Marathon bombing trial. The jury will have to decide whether he should be put to death.
A bill to require more children get vaccinated is moving forward in the Calif. legislature. But even in the state that saw a large measles outbreak this year, its passage is going to be difficult.
S.C. authorities continue to probe the police shooting of a black man in North Charleston. The man ran from an officer and cell phone video shows the officer shooting at the man's back as he flees.
The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.
The long-time piano accompanist and musical director accidentally broke the hit "(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco." But he was also the driving force behind the style Bennett is best known for.
Two prominent Republicans in Missouri committed suicide within weeks of each other. Both men were openly upset about political attacks early in the state's primary.
Most calls to the Houston Fire Department are for health problems, not fires. All those medical calls strain the 911 system and make a career in firefighting seem more like a career in health care.
One neighborhood is creating a 'zone of tolerance' to confine prostitutes to certain areas. The community likes it and says it had to act because Italian society has failed to address the issue.
In his new book, exiled Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng tells the story of growing up blind, being beaten under house arrest and finding refuge in the American Embassy in Beijing in 2012.
A new study suggests that the long-defunct Brontosaurus should be back on the books. Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne explain.