One of President Obama's first promises in office was to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba. Congress, however, is trying to shut down the effort to empty the camp of all its inmates.
Some people think Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has been too detached from the city's poorest residents — despite her background as a public defender.
Manufacturers have refused to provide one of three drugs used for lethal injection, so Oklahoma switched to another drug. But critics say midazolam doesn't work well to render prisoners unconscious.
Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott sued the federal government Tuesday, accusing it of coercing Florida to accept the expansion, or lose funding for other health programs for the poor.
As some boxing fans await a major welterweight matchup on Saturday, it's clear that the sport is struggling to keep the attention on the boxers' athleticism rather than their riches.
Seattle boasts one of the largest Nepalese communities. In the aftermath of the disaster, they've organized prayer vigils, collected money for relief efforts and sent medical personnel to the region.
Following a South Korean trade pact in 2012, the U.S. deficit with that country widened by 80 percent. But some argue that if the U.S. doesn't create trade rules, there won't be any.
Using Times New Roman on a resume is considered boring, according to a Bloomberg report. Courier suggests you use a typewriter and Zapfino is too flowery. Helvetica is straightforward and works.
Smoke spilling from a microwave near the Senate chamber set off alarms. No one has come forward to claim responsibility for the overcooked Kraft macaroni and cheese.
On Tuesday, jurors deciding the fate of convicted Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will hear more from defense attorneys, on why Tsarnaev was drawn into his older brother's deadly plot to attack the race. They're making the case that Tsarnaev does not deserve the death penalty.
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Subhash Ghimire, editor of the Nepalese newspaper "Republica," says earthquake victims are growing frustrated by the slow response to help them. He says part of the problem is logistics and politics. Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep report.
Nepal has found little refuge from the aftershocks generated by Saturday's earthquake. Many residents — too frightened to stay indoors — sleep under the stars. International aid groups have yet to reach the remote mountain villages where the expectation is that many may have been wiped off the map. In Kathmandu, there's anger rising that aid is too slow in coming.
Baltimore is under a state of emergency. The National Guard has deployed after riots broke out following the funeral of Freddie Gray Monday afternoon. Gray is the black man who died in police custody a week ago. Dozens of young people turned on police, throwing rocks and stones, injuring 15 officers. They also looted dozens of businesses across the city, and set fires to stores and cars.
The long-awaited Aurora theater shooting trail continues Tuesday morning with witnesses for the prosecution. Jurors heard lengthy opening statements on Monday with both the prosecution and defense outlining their cases.
Geologists have known for decades that tectonic plates underneath Nepal were capable of creating a devastating earthquake. Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep report.
Baltimore is the latest city confronted with the key question of how to build trust between a community and its police. Renee Montagne talks to Dr. Maria Haberfeld of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice about police hiring practices, and how they could be strengthened.
A day of mourning in Baltimore gave way to an evening of looting and violent protests Monday night. Just hours after the funeral of a black man who was fatally injured in police custody, hundreds faced off in the streets with police. Steve Inskeep reports.
Antibiotic use is falling out of fashion in the poultry industry. Tyson Foods, the biggest poultry producer in the U.S., says it will stop feeding its birds antibiotics used by humans in two years.
Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine's military, and charge the Russian military as the hacker.