In a highly unusual move, the judge in the Atlanta test-cheating case said he had a change of heart — giving each three years in prison instead of seven.
Does reading Harry Potter have an effect on your behavior? New research suggests that school kids who read and identify with Harry Potter display more positive attitudes toward people from disadvantaged groups.
Sisters Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris are co-owners of Curvaceous Couture, an upscale bridal salon in Columbia, Maryland, that caters to plus-size brides. The store grew out of Yukia's frustration while trying to buy a fashionable plus-size gown for her own wedding. Now TLC, the TV network famous for "Say Yes To The Dress," is focusing on these African-American entrepreneurs with big plans for their big ladies' big day.
Tesla is building the biggest battery factory in the world. It hopes to drive battery prices down so far that lithium ion batteries are no longer just for laptops, phones or cars.
Shanna Peeples works at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas. Most of the students come from poor families. Some are refugees from East Africa — coming through the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.
Police have forwarded the preliminary results of their investigation into the death of Freddie Gray to Baltimore's state attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. Her team will decide whether to bring criminal charges against police. The Just Department has opened its own investigation.
Poverty, administrative red tape and politics stand in the way as the number of confirmed cases continues to climb. Health policy experts are calling for a needle-exchange program to be expanded.
Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan reviews the new superheroes movie: "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
A trip along an important road link between Nepal's capital Kathmandu and China illustrates how hard it is to distribute aid — or even reach some of Nepal's remote mountainside villages.
Renee Montagne talks to Leena Alam about her re-enactment of the killing of Farkhunda, a woman publicly beaten to death in March by a mob in Kabul after being falsely accused of burning a Quran.
In the past, Iran has helped out with credit lines. But now, an Iranian official has instead encouraged the Syrians to "develop a resistance economy" like Iran's sanctions-strapped fiscal management.
When you look through the racing form before Saturday's Kentucky Derby, you can't help but notice the wide array of names for horses. The process of naming a horse is pretty bureaucratic.
It's been dubbed the fight of the century. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao face off on Saturday. The weigh in is Friday, as well as other fight-themed distractions to keep fans engaged.
Lawmakers want to prohibit police officers from viewing video from their body cameras before they write their reports. It's part of an effort to bring more transparency to policing.
Electric lights cause millions of birds to crash into buildings. Now, the state of New York will turn off bright outdoor lights in its buildings during the spring and fall migration seasons.
The International Space Station crew took delivery of a projection screen that measures 65 inches. It's supposed to be for video conferences only, but the other day the crew watched the movie Gravity.
Military and commercial flights have been streaming into Nepal almost non-stop since Saturday's deadly earthquake. Nepal has just one international airport and it only has one runway. That has complicated efforts to get goods and supplies into the country and helping evacuate people who want to leave.
The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox 8-to-2 Wednesday afternoon, but the roar of the crowd played no part in the victory. That's because the game was played in a nearly empty stadium. Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep explain why.
There's gridlock at Nepal's international airport. That has complicated efforts to get goods and supplies into the country after Saturday's earthquake.
Senators Charles Grassley and Sheldon Whitehouse will introduce bipartisan legislation to increase funding and overhaul a federal law that's designed to protect juveniles.