Sunni Islamist militants have seized control of the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Tikrit and appear to be preparing an assault on Baghdad. Americans fought and died trying to prevent that from happening.
An economic indicator commonly called the "Fear Index" is hitting lows not seen since before the financial crisis. Our Planet Money team investigates.
The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The measure is close enough to a version already passed by the House that it could reach the president's desk soon.
Already dim prospects for an immigration overhaul got even dimmer after Republican House Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary this week. What does this mean for Republicans going forward?
Dads are getting more involved in their kids' lives. David Greene talks to Doyin Richards who blogs at Daddydoinwork.com and Gene Demby of our Code Switch team, which focuses on race and other issues.
Need time off from work to watch soccer? If you're in China, problem solved. Online stores can provide fake doctor's notes — even extensive falsified medical records to get you days of sick leave.
The World Cup kicks off in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Thursday with the host country playing Croatia. Fans and organizers hope attention on the games will overtake the numerous problems.
David Greene and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel explained why the Obama administration agreed to swap five top Taliban leaders for the release of an Army enlisted man, who willingly left his post in Afghanistan.
Volatile weather has led to supply and price shocks that have rippled through 16 industries dependent on corn. From the meat industry to the ethanol industry, prices are higher for consumers.
In much the same way it's fighting with publisher Hachette, Amazon is battling with Warner Home Video over terms for its DVD releases. Amazon is denying advance orders of The Lego Movie.
House Majority leader Eric Cantor lost his house seat in a surprising primary battle to college professor Dave Brat. During a news conference, Cantor declined to offer an analysis on why he lost.
We looked at 15 top companies and services that handle your email or store your data every day to see what steps they take to keep it from prying eyes. See how they stack up.
With Dave Brat's defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, a tiny Virginia college fell into the political spotlight. Both Brat and his new opponent, Democrat Jack Trammell, teach at Randolph-Macon.
The fast-growing startup is operating in more than 100 cities around the world. But Uber, which is valued at $17 billion, faces opposition from traditional taxis and regulators.
Lawmakers in the House plan to vote this week on whether to allow schools to delay implementing new nutrition standards in school lunches. Some policymakers have called the standards "over the top."
When Richard Dunn found himself stuck overnight in the deserted Las Vegas airport, he spent his time making a video selphie — lip-synching Celine Dion's version of "All by Myself."
Sportswriter David Roth was having some fun and tweeted a made-up quote he attributed to Donald Trump. Later, the fake quote was retweeted by Trump.
Tablet computers and a creative teacher have helped open doors for some kids with serious learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. The P.S. 177 Technology Band is in Queens, N.Y.
On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences.