President Obama addressed the immigration system in a speech Thursday night. Obama said he would temporarily protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation using an executive order.
The area of the brain that recognizes faces can use sound instead of sight. That recent discovery suggests facial recognition is so important to humans that it's part of our most basic wiring.
Nichols, perhaps best known for his 1967 classic film, The Graduate, has won Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards. He died Wednesday at age 83.
In the town of Hildesheim, video consoles are in place on on either side of road, allowing strangers to face off in a version of the classic arcade game Pong.
Tony and Jan Jenkinson gave the Broadway Hotel in England a bad review. The hotel charged them $125 — saying they had a no bad review policy. Their money has since been refunded.
Low consumer spending is a major problem for Japan's economy, which has slipped into recession.
Japan has tumbled back into recession, its third in the past four years, defying the efforts of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to lead the big — though aging — economy out of a deflationary abyss and back to growth. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel about what's gone wrong there. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to "The Wall Street Journal."
Residents in Buffalo, New York, are still dealing with the 6 feet of snow that has fallen so far this week. That includes football fans who hope to clear out their stadium before Sunday's game.
Steve Inskeep talks to Claudia Paz y Paz who scored convictions against organized crime and an infamous ex-general. Paz y Paz overhauled a prosecutor's office in a country better known for corruption.
Then on Friday, President Obama will speak about immigration at a Las Vegas High School. It's the same school where Obama launched his push for an immigration overhaul nearly two years ago.
As Ferguson residents await a grand jury decision, Missouri's governor launched a commission aimed at tackling some of the systemic issues that were showcased by Michael Brown's shooting death.
Immigration politics are taking center stage. Arun Rath talks to the Pew Research Center's Jeffrey Passel about the declining number of undocumented immigrants arriving from Mexico.
She says she'll divest herself of the villa after her ownership became clouded by questions of corruption and conflict of interest. It's the latest challenge to her husband, President Pena Nieto.
The measure funding the government runs out next month. That, coupled with GOP anger over President Obama's promised executive action on immigration, means a Washington showdown could be brewing.
Nielsen, the company that measures broadcast and cable ratings, will begin using its technology to calculate the viewership of streaming services like Netflix. Also, Bill Cosby projects are canceled.
Vermont's Bernie Sanders says his main focus is on working-class Americans. But the independent senator says he might run for president — putting foreign policy issues in his hands.
It's the annual conference of the Republican Governors Association. As a group, they're riding high after a successful election. And already, several are looking ahead to 2016.
The McAllen metro area in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has one of the country's lowest employment rates for millennials. Economists say they will be critical to bringing the area out of poverty.
The Albu Nimr tribe recently had some 600 members slaughtered by ISIS in western Iraq. The Sunni tribesmen says they will back, but need help, which the U.S. has now pledged.
Remote Alaskan villages are some of the last places in America patrolled by unarmed law enforcement officers. But an officer's death last year has challenged ideas about policing on the last frontier.