The Berlin Wall divided many German families, and their anguish was visible at the "Palace of Tears," the nickname for the Berlin railway station that was the main crossing between East and West.
Spain's northeast region voted overwhelmingly in favor of breaking away. But the result won't be recognized by Spain, which says the vote was illegal.
Violent protests broke out over news that the students had been killed, burned and their remains tossed in a river. The announcement that the case was solved didn't quelled public outcry.
A U.S.-led coalition is targeting Islamic State militants. Obama says he's not trying to "solve" Syria's war, a far cry from efforts made to negotiate an end to the war or build up the rebellion.
President Obama is in Beijing — kicking off a week-long trip that will also take him to Burma and Australia. The overseas trip comes on the heels of last week's domestic drubbing for the Democrats.
Former President George W. Bush sat down with NPR's David Greene to discuss a book he's written about his father, the other ex-President Bush. This week, we'll hear their conversation.
Millions of children aren't going to school because of Ebola. The fear is that some kids will never return to class. For others, the time off means putting their career dreams on hold.
Texts from Jane Eyre imagines a Mr. Rochester who worries over his "attic wife" and a super flirty Scarlett O'Hara: "did you know that pantalets are out this year[?] that's why I'm not wearing any :)"
New brands are reshaping the apple aisle of supermarkets. Many are "club apples" --varieties that are controlled and managed by select groups of farmers..
Scientists in England are ready to do something that's never been done before — combine the DNA of two women and one man to create embryos that don't carry hereditary mitochondrial disorders.
He fell on the fields of France in 1918 along with a locket containing a strand of hair and inscribed with the name of his sweetheart in Canada. He will now get a full military funeral.
Prosecutors in New Zealand have dropped murder-for-hire charges against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd because of a lack of evidence.
Over the past decades, the face of manufacturing in the U.S. has changed. In the future, the pool of manufacturing workers is expected to be smaller. And if workers want to succeed, they'll need continuous improvement with their on-the-job education.
On Friday, the Labor Department releases the October employment report. Economists think employers added about 230,000 jobs to payrolls last month. The unemployment rate is expected to stay the same at 5.9 percent.
The judge must decide if the plan is fair to Detroit's creditors and feasible for the city to accomplish, as it seeks to shed $7 billion in debt and invest more than a billion in city services.
A federal appeals court has upheld laws that ban marriage between people of the same sex. A panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that gay marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee are constitutional. Four other federal appeals courts have found such bans unconstitutional. The conflict in appeals court rulings significantly increases the likelihood that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue.
Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "Interstellar" — the new space epic from director Christopher Nolan.
Last week, a commercial spaceship built by Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight. More than 700 tourists had signed up for flights on the craft, and many are sticking with the project — for now.
President Obama and congressional leaders have lunch on Friday, a first step toward bridging differences after an election that saw power shift to the Republicans. Oh, to be a fly on the wall!
President Obama is meeting with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday. The general overseeing the campaign against militants from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, will brief them.