Kristen Brady, a student at the Oregon school that suffered a mass shooting, heard a popping sound and thought it was a car backfiring.
A federal judge will hear arguments Friday over a Texas decision to deny birth certificates for babies born in the U.S. to parents who are living here illegally.
India's economy has grown rapidly and the surge has been accompanied by a rise in its carbon footprint. The country has outlined what it plans to do in a pledge ahead of the U.N. climate conference.
Russian TV stations have updated their message. It's no longer all about Ukraine. Now it's all about Syria, and any Western criticism of Russia's military actions in Syria is dismissed.
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim has a new documentary about Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who stood up to the Taliban. Host Renee Montagne talks with Malala and Guggenheim.
The U.S. military manages about 30 million acres of land that is home to some 400 threatened and endangered species. This raises a host of issues, but some environmentalists see it as an opportunity.
Director Ridley Scott's new movie, "The Martian," stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars. He must fend for himself on the Red Planet. Film critic Kenneth Turan has a review.
President Obama says one of his biggest frustrations has been an inability to pass stricter gun laws. The president aired those feelings again after the deadly shooting spree in Oregon.
As Russian bombs rain down, Syrian-American journalist Rasha Elass reaches out to friends, family and rebels in Syria to hear how they are faring.
For the first time in more than 30 years, factory workers at a Detroit Three automaker have rejected a national contract.
The Environmental Protection Agency has released its much-anticipated ozone standards. The agency is setting more stringent thresholds for the particles that contribute to smog.
A gunman told victims to state their religion before he began his shooting rampage at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, according to a witness. Ten people were killed.
Years ago, Angelia Sheer's mentally ill father hijacked a plane, killing everyone aboard — including Andy Downs' father. But out of the tragedy, they've forged a bond of their own.
Commentator Frank Deford said Wednesday there's no women's soccer league to build on the momentum from the World Cup. That was incorrect. The National Women's Soccer League has teams in nine cities.
A letter from Wisconsin officials called on state residents to take down deer lawn ornaments because they were being tallied in the deer count. The letter was fake, but it did light up Facebook.
In both Britain and the U.S., police say they get calls from the public when Facebook goes down.
He has formally announced his candidacy for the House speakership. He'll need to get the nod from hardline and moderate members of the Republican caucus and he'll have pressing business to attend to.
Testimony begins Thursday in Charleston, West Va., in the trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. He's charged in connection with the 2010 mine explosion that killed 29 miners.
New social science research explores why the unemployment rate for blacks is persistently worse than the unemployment rate for whites.
Saudi Arabia's U.S.-backed airstrike campaign in Yemen was supposed to quash advances by Houthi rebels in short order. But the conflict is grinding on and the humanitarian crisis is growing worse.