Ecuador produces some world-class soccer players, but oddly they predominantly come from the same area. The sparsely populated Pacific coast province of Esmeraldas. What makes it Ecuador's soccer hotbed?
President Obama is sending 300 military advisers to Iraq to beef up intelligence efforts to try to counter insurgent activity in the northern part of the country. Even with U.S. help, it may be hard for Iraq to regain lost territory.
Linda Wertheimer and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.
Along with his musical partner and onetime wife, Carole King, Gerry Goffin wrote such Top 40 hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Up on the Roof." Goffin was 75.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort is expanding. Following record profits and attendance from its first attraction, Hogsmeade, the park is opening Diagon Alley on July 8.
Jersey Boys is based on the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The film deals with the group's turbulent relationships away from the studio as much as the music that flowed out of it.
The prime-time Emmy award nominees will be announced on July 10. Our TV critic points out some under appreciated performances that Emmy voters should recognize.
The number of unaccompanied migrant kids detained at the U.S. border has skyrocketed. Officials say as many as 90,00 are expected by year's end. Now it's not just minor children rushing the border.
President Obama plans to slow the momentum of an extremist group that has seized much of northern Iraq. The group has funds that will permit it to sponsor attacks that could be aimed at the West.
Cheri and Phillip Lindsay both have a rare condition that causes them to gradually lose skin pigment in patches. But it was easier for her to deal with it, Cheri says, because of her dad's example.
After a botched redesign in 2010 caused the ball to behave erratically, independent scientists have carefully studied the new ball.
Megan Abbott was riveted by stories of a bizarre illness that seemed to consume the town of Le Roy, N.Y., in 2012. Her new book uses pieces of that true story to explore the mysteries of adolescence.
It took five hours to rescue the couple from the Irish mountainside. One of the rescuers to the BBC it was "like an impenetrable jungle."
In 1918, schools were shut down in Norfolk because of the deadly Spanish flu pandemic. When they re-opened, then 15-year-old Lela Burden was holding down two jobs and didn't return.
U.N. peacekeepers are in some of the world's most violent places. Linda Wertheimer talks to Herve Ladsous, U.N. under-secretary-general for Peacekeeping Operations about the changing mission.
President Obama's biggest speeches have a musicality to them. That's not an accident. His speechwriters obsess over rhythm and cadence.
At a gala party on Wednesday, Amazon launched its first smartphone. It is distinguished from other phones by the ease with which you can use it to buy things from Amazon.
President Obama is organizing the first of its kind African summit in Washington this summer. In the run-up to that high-level gathering, young African leaders are in the U.S. for a leadership training program. We catch up with some of them on the campus of University of Virginia.
In a major upset, the world's champion soccer team, Spain, lost to Chile 2-0 and has been eliminated from the World Cup tournament. Spaniards have had to deal with a lot of bad news of late. This is the last thing they expected from the world's No. 1 champion team.