Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. His corruption case involves the trading of city contracts and favors for cash and kickbacks. He left office in 2010 and was indicted in 2013.
From climate change to counterterrorism, an increasing number of issues require China's cooperation. U.S. officials are in Beijing for 2 days of meetings known as the Strategic and Economic Dialogue.
Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
Harry Potter is attending the Quidditch World Cup with his family as well as Ron and Hermione. He is in his 30s and has "a couple of threads of silver" in his hair and a mysterious cut on his cheek.
A Japanese worker found the phone and tracked down the American owner. Farmer Kevin Whitney got the phone back that had pictures of his daughter's wedding on it.
There is renewed fighting in Kandahar as the outcome of the Afghan presidential election remains uncertain. And a new U.N. report says civilian casualties are up significantly from a year ago.
Host country Brazil has been eliminated from the World Cup. Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 during their semifinal match.
The Republican party has picked heavily-Democratic Cleveland to host its 2016 convention. The GOP says it was drawn by the city's downtown renaissance, and that they're taking the presidential battleground state of Ohio very seriously.
Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.
Steve Inskeep talks to White House advisor Cecilia Muñoz about efforts to more quickly process thousands of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border.
A white California Highway Patrol officer has been caught on video beating a homeless African-American woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The highway patrol has started an investigation.
Egypt's government has slashed subsidies on fuel. While economists say the subsidy decrease is necessary to address the deficit, already-suffering middle class and poor Egyptians are furious.
Federal health officials have found half-a-dozen vials of smallpox — apparently forgotten in a laboratory store room. Officials are now trying to figure out where the deadly virus came from, and why it was left unsecured for so long.
Family members of slain Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khadier said they didn't want an Israeli condolence visit. But the Israelis arrived anyway. The scene went from anger to tears.
Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the debate over whether the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates to avoid a potential asset bubble.
Automakers recalled 37.5 million vehicles in the first six months of 2014. That's more cars and trucks recalled than in any prior year. GM led the way but other companies also picked up the pace.
Faced with growing numbers of single mothers, Richland County, Ohio, is trying to re-connect dads with their children. They say the benefits would be profound, even if they don't live together.
Brazil is out of soccer's championship series, suffering its worst defeat ever in a World Cup game. Brazil lost to Germany 7-1, and the reaction was one of stunned disbelief.
Egypt's government has slashed subsidies on fuel. While economists say the subsidy decrease is a necessary measure to address the deficit, people are angry that life just became even less affordable.
A white California Highway Patrol officer has been caught on video beating a homeless African American woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The highway patrol has started an investigation.