In an interview with NPR, The New York Times' new executive editor Dean Baquet said Jill Abramson was fired because of her failed relationship with the publisher and with senior editors.
Gun violence in Chicago is so common in some neighborhoods that the daily reports of shootings can seem like little more than numbers. Our reporter saw the dangers of Chicago's South Side firsthand.
Rapper 50 Cent's first pitch at a Met's game Tuesday night joins other ceremonial pitches that could be considered an embarrassment. Video shows his pitch going far left of the catcher.
The Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino is valued at $54.75. It has 60 shots of espresso.
China has confronted several of its neighbors in disputes over territory. During a speech at West Point on Wednesday, President Obama spoke of accepting Chinese power — but also limiting it.
In his commencement address at West Point, President Obama laid out a range of goals. In an interview with Steve Inskeep, Obama discusses how he thinks he can use the time that he has left in office.
David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
Anger is a widespread reaction in Washington as systemic problems in the veterans health care system come to light. But there's disagreement among politicians and veterans on how to fix the problems.
Amazon wants better terms for print and e-books and is refusing pre-orders for upcoming Hachette books, and slowing delivery for those already ordered. Authors are complaining on the Internet.
The $400 billion gas deal between Russia and China marks Moscow's pivot to Asia. Analysts say the deal could impact projects in the works targeting Asia by other nations, including the U.S.
The deal brings hip-hop producers Dr. Dre and Jimmy lovine into the Apple fold. And it also marks a strategic shift for the company, which has always eschewed splashy acquisitions.
Ending the four-decade ban on U.S. crude oil exports would lower gasoline prices, create jobs and boost government revenues, according to a study by the energy arm of IHS, a global consulting firm.
David Greene talks with Nadim Houry of Human Rights Watch, which alleges the Syrian government used chlorine bombs in recent attacks against rebels. The group has been interviewing witnesses.
A preliminary review by the Veteran Affairs' inspector general has found that inappropriate scheduling practices are a systemic problem. The scandal is a serious political problem for the White House.
Staffers at the Library of Congress have been looking for 250 books that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. He gave these books and several thousand more to start the library more than 200 years ago.
Poet, performer and activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in North Carolina. Angelou grew up in a segregated society that she worked to change during the civil rights era.
In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, the president says U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century should focus on diplomacy and counter-terrorism rather than large-scale military operations.
In late January, police officers in Lodi, Calif. shot and killed a Sikh-American Army veteran who was mentally ill. The shooting left many unanswered questions and divided the local Sikh community.
Mental health programs are getting extra attention after the killing spree in California. A law in the state lets authorities mandate care in some cases. Here are the questions it's raised.