As a year of conflict in the Mideast comes to a close, we look back at how Israeli and Palestinian parents explained the Gaza war to their children as the rockets flew.
A look back at one of the biggest news stories of the year: the Oscar Pistorius trial. The double-amputee who ran on carbon blades shot his girlfriend through a bathroom door — claiming he mistook her for an intruder. He was sentenced to five years in prison for culpable homicide, the equivalent of manslaughter.
Egypt and Qatar are taking small steps to repair their poor relations ahead of an appeal on January 1 in the case of three journalists from the Doha-based Al Jazeera network, who are jailed in Cairo. The three were arrested and convicted on terrorism charges, causing an international outcry.
It's been one year since an oil train derailment outside Casselton, North Dakota — a crash that sent a huge fireball into the sky, forcing the evacuation of a community. Since then, state and federal regulators have taken steps to make it safer to transport crude by rail.
President Obama told NPR's Morning Edition he thinks the U.S. is less racially divided today than when he first took office. Polls show that Americans have mixed views on race relations.
Markets in Greece were hit hard after the country called early elections. But this time, the problems in Greece are not spreading to markets in the rest of the eurozone.
Searchers looking for a missing AirAsia flight have discovered bodies about 100 miles from land. The plane went missing on Sunday with 162 people on board while en route from Indonesia to Singapore.
President Obama said he thinks the U.S. is less racially divided today than when he first took office. Polls and research by social scientists show that Americans have mixed views on race relations.
The president says incidents in the past year have "surfaced" long-simmering issues between minority communities and authorities, allowing for a healthy airing of grievances.
From the VA and Secret Service scandals to Ebola, each week brought another hot issue into the White House briefing room. Here's a look at just how short the press corps' attention span was in 2014.
This isn't your typical story time; public libraries are designing new programs to help parents and caregivers interact with toddlers in ways that will encourage future reading.
Everyone knows it's dangerous to drink and drive, but a lot of people still do it. Strict enforcement of traffic laws makes it less likely that people will get behind the wheel when soused.
States have passed more than 200 abortion regulations since 2010, and the number is expected to rise. Abortion rights supporters say that could cause big geographical variations in access to care.
Daniel Majok Gai fled South Sudan twice because of war. He wants to return for good. But for now, he's giving back by helping youth there gain an education. His inspiration: a girl named Annah.
The government's candidate former European Commissioner Stavros Dimas failed to win over the minimum of at least 180 of 300 parliamentary lawmakers. Elections will likely be held in February.
A zoo in Japan takes its penguins on a 30-minute waddle twice a day during the winter to keep them from getting too chubby. Visitors line the route and snap pictures of the penguins.
Pennsylvania was once the national capital of nails. Never mind the ball drop in New York's Times Square, West Fairview will drop a 7-foot nail.
A California measure will limit the amount of full contact middle and high school football players can have during practice. The new law takes effect January 1.
The United Arab Emirate has emerged as an ally in the U.S.-led fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Known for its wealth, the UAE is now showing off its military might.
A study done in Philadelphia found a total of 33 books in a community of 10,000 children. A group is solving that problem by partnering with the publishing industry to get books to kids in need.