Star player Neymar is out with a back injury. The team will also be without star defender Thiago Silva, who was penalized earlier in the tournament. So how does the host team go on against Germany?
Independent truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on strike against three large trucking firms. At the same time, a deadline for a new contract with dockworkers has passed.
The administration wants to speed deportation hearings for the flood of young Central American refugees so they aren't left waiting years for a court hearing.
People under stress are more likely to have health problems, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. That's true for caregivers, too.
The Australian singer never intended to be a pop star, but thanks to David Guetta, she was thrust into the spotlight. Now she's accepting her new stature without bending to the whim of others.
Every year, money transfer brokers help Somali-Americans send more than $200 million to family members in Somalia. But one of the few banks to support that process will soon back out.
Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani had about a million more votes than Abdullah Abdullah, who had been considered the front-runner. Abdullah has charged massive fraud in the election.
As a Canadian bride and groom posed for a close-up — down the road from their ceremony — a funnel cloud appeared behind them.
John Fletcher of Michigan celebrated Independence Day by setting off 10,500 firecrackers attached to his body. He's done this for years. Sometimes he gets injured.
The groundbreaking Soviet foreign minister and later the president of an independent Georgia died after a long illness. Steve Inskeep talks to Pavel Palazhchenko, an interpreter for Shevardnadze.
Iraq's security forces are battling the Islamic State — the descendant of an al Qaida group American soldiers once fought. But Iraqi soldiers are not making much headway, and the extremist group's propaganda is growing more grandiose. Last week, it was declared that they rule over all Muslims in a new caliphate.
When the investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS this year, she did not do so quietly. She contends the network refused to run stories that might damage President Obama. Her claims are a flashpoint in arguments over ideological bias in the media.
President Obama is to meet with a group of teachers on Monday. The White House is characterizing the session as part of the administration's "effort to ensure that every student is taught by an effective educator." First Lady Michelle Obama is lobbying Congress on the details of a school lunch program. These administration efforts emerge as Congress remains gridlocked over early childhood education, and just about every other issue facing the legislature this year.
Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.
Land banks are public entities created to revive vacant or tax-foreclosed properties. The small city of Newburgh on the Hudson River has been trying to revive itself using a land bank.
Israel has arrested six suspects in connection with last week's killing of a Palestinian teen. Meanwhile, an American cousin of the victim was beaten and arrested by Israeli police at a protest over his cousin's death. He has been sentenced to nine days of home detention.
The members of the band Lake Street Dive have been making music together for nearly 10 years — but only recently have experienced commercial success.
The band Lake Street Dive struggled in its early days to use its jazz education without scaring off audiences. For inspiration, they turned to another band, known for transforming the sound of pop.
Novak Djokovic won his first Wimbledon championship in three years beating Roger Federer. Petra Kvitova won the women's singles final. Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Wertheim of Sport's Illustrated.