Host country Brazil has been eliminated from the World Cup. Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 during their semifinal match.
The Republican party has picked heavily-Democratic Cleveland to host its 2016 convention. The GOP says it was drawn by the city's downtown renaissance, and that they're taking the presidential battleground state of Ohio very seriously.
Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.
Steve Inskeep talks to White House advisor Cecilia Muñoz about efforts to more quickly process thousands of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border.
A white California Highway Patrol officer has been caught on video beating a homeless African-American woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The highway patrol has started an investigation.
Egypt's government has slashed subsidies on fuel. While economists say the subsidy decrease is necessary to address the deficit, already-suffering middle class and poor Egyptians are furious.
Federal health officials have found half-a-dozen vials of smallpox — apparently forgotten in a laboratory store room. Officials are now trying to figure out where the deadly virus came from, and why it was left unsecured for so long.
Family members of slain Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khadier said they didn't want an Israeli condolence visit. But the Israelis arrived anyway. The scene went from anger to tears.
Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the debate over whether the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates to avoid a potential asset bubble.
Automakers recalled 37.5 million vehicles in the first six months of 2014. That's more cars and trucks recalled than in any prior year. GM led the way but other companies also picked up the pace.
Faced with growing numbers of single mothers, Richland County, Ohio, is trying to re-connect dads with their children. They say the benefits would be profound, even if they don't live together.
Brazil is out of soccer's championship series, suffering its worst defeat ever in a World Cup game. Brazil lost to Germany 7-1, and the reaction was one of stunned disbelief.
Egypt's government has slashed subsidies on fuel. While economists say the subsidy decrease is a necessary measure to address the deficit, people are angry that life just became even less affordable.
A white California Highway Patrol officer has been caught on video beating a homeless African American woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The highway patrol has started an investigation.
Google is mining its search data from the World Cup games, trying to make factoids that go viral. Its "newsroom" is focused on happy thoughts, not sad ones like Brazil's brutal defeat.
Child actors are infamous for burning out young. Not so for child athletes, says commentator Frank Deford. Michelle Wie, the 24-year-old golfer, may now be the best-known golfer in the world.
In an op-ed in Monday's Wall Street Journal, the singer-songwriter writes that "the value of an album is ... based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work."
The office is looking to hire a tagger. That is someone to watch Netflix titles and categorize them. The successful applicant may work from home.
Albuquerque, N.M., imposed strict restrictions on fireworks displays. The monks say they didn't know about the ban since they don't watch TV, listen to the radio or read the news.
Prisoners who are released invariably make it back to the areas where they came from. Does this have a positive or negative effect on crime? Research triggered by Hurricane Katrina offers insight.