Network TV's fall season formally starts next week, when most networks unveil their new shows, and Nielsen starts counting ratings for the season. Which shows will succeed and which will fail?
For 37 years, Democratic activists have flocked to a field in rural Iowa for the annual steak fry hosted by Senator Tom Harkin. Special guests this year were Bill and Hillary Clinton. She is not yet a candidate for president, but the steak fry felt a lot like like a campaign event — even without an official candidate. It was Clinton's first time in the state since her loss in the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama.
Officials are planning a three-day nationwide lockdown to help combat the outbreak. Audie Cornish talks to journalist Umaru Fofana about the volunteers the government wants to send door to door.
The precarious cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is in danger of collapse, after repeated violations by both sides in the region. On Sunday, shelling near the airport spread to residential neighborhoods.
South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend. On Thursday, he was cleared of premeditated murder.
They discovered signs of a water nymph that lived 19 million years ago. It's called Jaggermeryx naida because in imagining this creature, they were reminded of Jagger by its "mobile and tactile lips."
The reality series Rival Survival sends 2 senators to a desert island. Republican Jeff Flake of Ariz. and Democrat Martin Heinrich of N.M. work together to spear fish, build shelter and find water.
A judge in South Africa has found the double-amputee athlete guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday stops in Turkey, an important but reluctant ally in the fight against the self-described Islamic State. Both Turkey and Iran have much at stake as the Sunni militants battle for territory close to their respective borders. But each country has its own reasons to be distrustful.
Israel has announced criminal investigations into five incidents during the war in Gaza. A home for disabled adults struck in mid-July is still on the list of possible investigations.
The CIA has increased its estimate for the number of fighters who have joined the militant group Islamic State. Steve Inskeep reports.
President Obama will send 475 additional troops to Iraq to train, assist and advise Iraqi forces on the fight against militants in the Islamic State. But as President Obama said, they will not be involved in combat. We examine whether the troop numbers will be enough to help in the U.S.-led campaign to defeat ISIS.
Steve Inskeep talks to Harvard Business School professor Jan Rivkin about his new survey on American competitiveness. He found that many business leaders believe their companies would prefer to use part-time workers or robots than hire full-time workers, and few expect their companies to give employees raises any time soon.
New European Union sanctions against Russia went into effect on Friday in response to Russia's involvement in Ukraine. The latest penalties target Russia's financial, oil and high tech sectors, and slap travel bans and asset freezes on more officials.
One week into a cease-fire with Russia, the separatist-held eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk is beginning to come back to life. People are coming out of hiding and buses are back on the streets.
On Thursday, a court unsealed some 15,000 pages of documents in which Yahoo and the government battled it out. The government threatened Yahoo with fines of $250,000 a day for not complying.
One week into a cease-fire with Russia, the separatist-held city of Donetsk is stirring back to life. People are coming out of hiding; buses are back on the streets. But the future is still uncertain.
The disparities in naming are partly because of translation difficulties, and partly a sign of a propaganda war. The group would like to be called IS: the Obama administration is sticking with ISIL.
For students who don't have enough money for a hot lunch each day, visiting the cafeteria can be a source of shame. In Houston, school volunteer Kenny Thompson decided he wanted to change that.