On Tuesday, Senate Democrats kept trade legislation from moving forward, dealing a blow to President Obama's agenda. Republicans and the White House now grapple with what comes next.
On Wednesday, 10 young students will compete in the final rounds of the National Geographic Bee. Some of these fourth to eighth graders have been studying geography since preschool.
An Amtrak train that was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York Tuesday night derailed in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia. Dozens of people were taken to area hospitals.
Steve Inskeep talks with Volker Herzon, the mayor of Vorra, Germany, about how the town plans to adjust to the arrival of migrants from Africa and the Middle East.
The European Union is planning to propose to its 28-member nations a quota on migrants entering Europe. It also is seeking military action against people smuggling migrants out of Libya.
A federal appeals court thew out the most serious charge, sabotage, against 85-year-old Sister Megan Rice. Her case gained attention after supporters said she was being held in unfair conditions.
It has been more than three weeks since Hillary Clinton has answered a question from the press. That hasn't stopped reporters from trying.
"Deflategate" is as much about vanity as it is about victory, says commentator Frank Deford.
Verizon Communications says it will buy the online pioneer AOL for about $4.4 billion. The transaction will be completed this summer, and AOL will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon.
For a couple of days in a trendy London neighborhood, customers can book a bed and order a traditional Swedish morning meal at a pop-up IKEA.
The high court says the country's national anthem should not be a "business tool."
Some sellers are offering three-day packages for the Grateful Dead concerts for more than $100,000. Steve Inskeep talks to drummer Bill Kreutzmann, for his thoughts on the six-figure tickets.
Venezuela is facing an epidemic of crime. With 16,000 homicides last year, it became the world's second deadliest country. But even as crime climbs, the number of police battling criminals is falling.
A new report concludes staff working in U.S. jails and prisons often use unnecessary, excessive and even malicious force against inmates with mental disabilities. Human Rights Watch says more should be done to divert nonviolent inmates out of the corrections system, and to train officers about how to de-escalate tense situations.
Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since the war in Ukraine broke out. Kerry's staff says he wants to keep maintain direct lines of communication and make sure that U.S. views are clearly conveyed.
The NFL has given New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady a four-game suspension for his part in deflategate — the controversy over under-inflated footballs in January's AFC championship game. An investigation found that Brady was "generally aware" that Patriots employees were letting air out of the balls. Under-inflated balls are easier to grip.
The winner will get a landscaping makeover featuring drought-tolerant plants.
Social scientists have discovered a powerful way to reduce the spread of HIV. Researchers working in the southern African country of Lesotho found that offering lottery tickets to young volunteers if they can keep themselves HIV negative is a powerful motivator for safe sex.
Ahead of its fall programming presentation to advertisers, Fox announced Monday that the 15th season of American Idol, which will begin in January 2016, will be the last.
Researchers working in Lesotho found that offering lottery tickets to volunteers who test negative for sexually transmitted infections is a powerful motivator for safe sex.