"Frankly, we've done a pretty good job on some big pieces of business, which then allows me also to focus on some issues that we might have been working on quietly," Obama told NPR.
Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert is running for a congressional seat in Michigan. She's the latest in a long line of celebrities with political aspirations.
As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and star quarterback Tom Brady head to court over "deflategate," commentator Frank Deford says it's time for Goodell to be replaced in the league's front office.
Last year's domestic violence scandal in the NFL spurred the league into action on an issue critics said had gone ignored for years. The problem continues — and so do the efforts to fight it.
Mediums say they can tap into the spirits of famous artists and authors to create new works. In other countries, it might be called fraud. But in Brazil, it's considered a form of religious worship.
A white humpback whale emerged from the blue water. One dazzled tourist told local news, "It was just traveling along, cool as a cucumber, white as snow."
The company looked specifically at haha, hehe, LOL and of course some kind of happy emoji. The winner: Haha is used most frequently. The emoji is in second place followed by hehe.
Concert venues come in a variety of shapes and sizes. But generally they're either outside or inside, rarely underground. We go into the depths of Tennessee's Cumberland Caverns, which has hosted shows by Americana and bluegrass acts from Jason Isbell to Old Crow Medicine Show.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been feuding with Fox News since last week's GOP debate. Trump has repeatedly attacked Fox and anchor Megyn Kelly. The debate earned Fox News record ratings, and despite the clash, no outlet has done more of late to present Trump as a serious thinker than Fox.
The NFL Films show "Hard Knocks" kicks off its 10th season Tuesday night on HBO. The show goes behind the scenes at an NFL team's training camp, and this year, it's the Houston Texans under the spotlight.
When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, it shattered lives and homes. Tens of thousands of people evacuated as the storm approached. Many of them returned to New Orleans, but others have made a new life elsewhere.
Protesters and police faced off Monday night in Ferguson, Mo. Days after the first anniversary of Michael Brown's death, the city remains tense after peaceful demonstrations were marred by violence.
A grizzly bear believed responsible for the death of a hiker in Yellowstone National Park has been captured. Critics say the bear shouldn't be killed for simply acting naturally.
Founder Larry Page announced that the Internet giant is breaking up into smaller pieces — pieces that can be "more ambitious" and have "greater focus." The new parent company will be called Alphabet.
Britain's ambassador to Lebanon signed off on his tenure with a blog post about the country that went viral. David Greene talks to Tom Fletcher about the contradictions and fascinations in Lebanon.
How are North Korean millennials different from the older generations? The "market generation," as millennials are called there, grew up buying and selling things — even if it was often illegal.
In 2011, Japan had to deal with a massive earthquake, tsunami and a nuclear meltdown. It now plans to restart as many nuclear power plants as possible, despite public opposition.
In an interview with NPR, President Obama said once people see the nuclear deal in action, they will "recognize that whatever parade of horribles was presented in opposition have not come true."
Poet Elizabeth Alexander's new book is a memoir of her life with her husband, who died three years ago. During her book tour, readers began giving her keepsakes that helped her work through her grief.
Her plan moves farther and farther away from the dorms-and-tailgates stereotype.