ISIS forces had been pushed out of Palmyra last March. Reports differ as to whether the city has fallen once again to ISIS, but it's clear the radical group has re-entered the city.
The CIA believes Russia interfered with the presidential election in order to tip it to Donald Trump. Trump calls the claim "ridiculous." Four senators have called for a sweeping investigation.
United Airlines will offer extra low fares to passengers willing to board last and carry only one bag that fits under the seat. Critics say this "basic economy" class could worsen flying for everyone.
People caring for someone at home often have zero training. Many learn on the fly, and some states are passing laws to make sure caregivers get at least basic instruction in home care.
She says, "Instead of feeling mortified, I felt defiant." In The Clancys of Queens, Clancy tells stories of growing up in a working-class, New York family.
Israel's right wing believes it's on the verge of big victories with Trump. Some in the Palestinian private sector are also optimistic. The picture is less clear for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Rachel Martin speaks with journalist Saskia Belleman about the trial of Geert Wilders, an outspoken critic of Europe's immigration policies who has a familiar slogan: Make the Netherlands Great Again.
The president-elect added a number of key figures to his administration this week. We take a look at his choices.
Nick Taylor, who helped John Glenn write his memoirs, discusses the legendary astronaut and senator who died on Thursday at the age of 95.
Many companies find workplace burnout tough to tackle. But a call center in Chicago says it's found a way to keep morale up and employee turnover down.
There are fears of a genocide in South Sudan, a country just five years old. Activists say the world is ignoring the crisis as the United Nations and the U.S. go through leadership transitions.
Michael Chertoff, the former head of Homeland Security, discusses the man Donald Trump has tapped to lead the department, retired general John Kelly.
Hollywood studios tend to release their prestige films at the end of the years, and several movies are especially notable, according to film critic Kenneth Turan.
Larry Jefferson was the first black Santa Claus at Mall of America in Minnesota. He was popular with the kids, but he sparked on online backlash from people who felt Santa can only be white.
At a home near the Dakota Access Pipeline, one woman can't join the demonstration because of her young children. But she's participating by offering shelter to visitors, including an NPR reporter.
As the forces aligned with the Syrian government move deeper into rebel areas in the city of Aleppo, residents there and the international community call for help and a ceasefire.
Christopher Hill, a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and South Korea, talks about President-elect Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to China, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.
On a flight to Kansas City, where the Oakland Raiders were playing a big game, Raider fans drank all the alcohol on the plane.
The temperature dropped to 31 degrees below zero, and a visiting ballet troupe from Moscow couldn't get their tour bus started. They had to cancel a performance.
Two-thirds of Americans think Trump must avoid a conflict of interest, according to a Bloomberg poll. But only a slight majority are confident he'll put the country's interests ahead of his own.