The Nobel Prize for literature will be announced Thursday morning. This year, as the usual speculation about who might win has heated up, one of the Nobel judges, known for his outspokenness, stirred up a little controversy.
Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City have reopened the debate on police tactics. In New York, a grand jury is considering charges against an officer whose used a choke hold on a suspect, leading to the man's death. But records indicate the officer was no rogue cop. Instead, he's the embodiment of a common but controversial approach to policing.
Steve Inkseep and Rachel Martin have the story of a 13-year-old girl from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who wants to be the first person to Mars.
Kurdish forces in Iraq are protecting Arab villages from being attacked by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. They are also encircling those Arabs and not letting them enter or leave the villages.
A few weeks ago, scientists issued a dire warning about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. They said if nothing changes, the world could have more than a million cases by early next year. But buried in the bad news about Ebola, was a chart from the World Health Organization. It showed that the number of new Ebola cases is declining in Liberia, for three weeks in row now.
New research in Chicago finds that homicide victims are concentrated among a tiny network. Tracing that network might lead to public health measures to protect would-be victims.
Game designers peer deep inside your brain to keep you playing.
The Treasury Department imposed stricter rules on businesses in the city's fashion district. Authorities raided businesses last month on suspicion they were laundering money for Mexican drug cartels.
He likely contracted the virus when he carried an ailing pregnant woman into her home. Relatives and neighbors in Liberia miss his jovial spirit — and lash out at their government and the U.S.
The key demand of the recent protesters in Hong Kong has been democracy. But behind that desire is anger about jobs, high housing prices, and competition — and a culture clash — with mainland Chinese.
People who don't have the right ID or who run into other problems at the polls are often told to vote a provisional ballot. But the rules governing these ballots vary and many are never counted.
City planners rushed to erase divisions between East and West Berlin after the wall came down in 1989. But the fate of Communist-era buildings can still provoke friction a quarter-century later.
Every month, a group in Detroit picks a church, spreads the word on Facebook and come Sunday, it's buzzing with the energy it once had.
After decades in obscurity, country singer Doug Seegers went from down-and-out to up-and-coming in an instant.