Hagel stepped down under pressure amid multiple foreign policy crises, including the rise of the Islamic State group.
The bill, which must be approved by parliament, defines Israel as "the nation-state of the Jewish people." It has angered not only Israel's Arab citizens, but also members of the coalition government.
The experimental NewLink vaccine is based on a harmless virus that has been genetically engineered to incorporate bits of the Ebola virus. Testing of the vaccine has begun in healthy volunteers.
A funky tour de force from one of the world's most revered techno artists.
For many, the now-retired national fitness test evokes dread. A timed mile run, pull-ups, curl-ups, a shuttle run and the v-sit. All for a small blue patch.
Chuck Hagel's resignation comes amid concern over the rise of ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, and a return of U.S. troops to Iraq. President Obama is announcing the move Monday morning.
Once thought lost to a watery grave, Neal Cassady's letter to Jack Kerouac, which inspired On the Road, has resurfaced and will be sold Dec. 17. Also: Daniel Handler delivers on his $110,000 apology.
Spiritual leaders are praying for calm, but preparing for everything, as they wait for a grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown.
The news comes as troops pull out of Afghanistan and begin a new offensive against the Islamic State. The New York Times cites officials saying that fight would "demand a different kind of focus."
The two sides had set a deadline of today to hammer out a deal, curbing Iran's nuclear programs. Instead, Western powers and Iran agreed to a second extension of talks.
If men want to understand child birth, a hospital in China will simulate contractions. A nurse will shock a man's abdomen with electrodes for up to five minutes.
A police officer fired on 12-year-old Tamir Rice because they mistook a replica gun for a real one. A family friend asked why police couldn't have used less lethal force.
The beloved storybook character probably won't have a new playground named after him in one Polish town. Some officials there complained about the bear's immodest clothing.
There is no announcement yet from the grand jury investigating the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black, 18-year-old. The panel is deciding whether to indict a white police officer in his death.
President Obama posthumously honors James Cheney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The three were killed during Mississippi's Freedom Summer 50 years ago.
Barry was a controversial politician whose political career took a turn when he was convicted of drug possession. Renee Montagne talks Kevin Merida of The Washington Post about Barry's comebacks.
President Obama announced last week his plans for immigration changes that do an end run around Congress. Not surprisingly, Republicans are upset that the president is using executive actions to push through the change he wants.
An unidentified suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 50 people. This comes after the lower house of Afghanistan's parliament approved the agreement to keep U.S. troops in the country past the end of the year.
Sportscaster Al Michaels' book covers Super Bowls, Olympics, World Series and working with legends. David Greene meets the man behind the call to talk about his book, You Can't Make This Up.
Legal aid groups say they are already overwhelmed by demand for their services and wonder how they will handle a new influx of illegal immigrants seeking assistance. Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Kagan, a law professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who also co-directs a clinic that offers free legal aid to immigrants.