Golf pro Phil Mickelson, investor Carl Icahn and William "Billy" Walters, a Las Vegas sports bettor, are being investigated over allegations of insider trading, according to published reports. The investigation began about three years ago, after Icahn bought a large stake in Clorox company. Well-timed trading around that bid made some investors a lot of money.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a conservative Hindu leader, defied expectations on his first day in office by holding a micro-summit with India's principle rival Muslim Pakistan.
Syrians are set to vote in a presidential elections on Tuesday, which Western observers are calling a farce. David Greene talks to Sam Dagher of "The Wall Street Journal."
BookCon planners knew the event would be filled with panels, author stalking and autograph opps for the Twitter set. What they didn't anticipate was a firestorm over their all white lineup.
The book industry has concluded its annual conference in New York City. Saturday's panel was put together after complaints were voiced that all the participating children's book authors were white.
David Greene talks to reporter Kate Kelly about her new book, The Secret Club that Runs the World: Inside the Fraternity of Commodity Traders.
Chen Guang is now an artist, and since early May, he has been held in police detention after staging a performance that was a comment on attempts to expunge the Tiananmen Square massacre from history.
VA Sec. Eric Shinseki resigned Friday after meeting with President Obama. Obama praised Shinseki, but said the retired general feels that new leadership is needed to address the department's problems.
Addressing a homeless veterans group Friday, Veterans Affairs Sec. Eric Shinseki says he will support a bill that would strengthen his office's ability to hire and fire staff within the VA system.
When some tourists stepped out onto the glass ledge 103 floors up, they heard cracking. An official insists it was just the protective coating that shattered beneath their feet.
The Svoboda party is Ukraine's mainstream nationalist party. But as Europe's far-right parties rise up from the fringes, Svoboda is now the odd man out: anti-Putin and pro-EU.
The song 'Rocky Top' is about a fictional place in the Tennessee hills. Developers wanted to change the name of an existing town to Rocky Top but the song's publisher tried to stop them.
China is no stranger to ethnic violence, but militants are now using suicide attacks and targeting civilians. Beijing say foreign Islamist influence is behind the new, more sophisticated tactics.
China is no stranger to ethnic violence but suicide bombings are something new. China's government blames the changing nature of the attacks on foreign Islamist influence.
Two men claim to be Libya's prime minister. At the same time, a renegade general has gathered forces and is attacking Benghazi. Libyans who can afford to are fleeing the country.
In May 1964, a Marxist guerrilla group called the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, began its fight to overthrow the Colombian government. Fifty years later, the FARC is still fighting, making it the world's oldest guerrilla army. The two sides are now holding peace talks in Cuba.
President Obama this week laid out his foreign policy vision in a speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and in an interview with NPR. Steve Inskeep talks to Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for reaction to what the president said.
President Obama has said that the answer to the conflict in Syria is not an intervention by the U.S. military. The U.S. has been working to strengthen the moderate opposition. What are the U.S. objectives in Syria?
The U.N. Security Council is once again grappling with a key issue in Syria: how to help civilians caught up in a conflict. The council has been paralyzed on most issues related to Syria, but it did pass a resolution earlier this year calling for humanitarian access.
Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.