The games are just a week away, and enthusiasm is low. Stadiums aren't finished, infrastructure is incomplete, and there have been protests. According to one Brazilian soccer fan, "We didn't deliver."
It's not every day that an industry in hyper-growth loses trust with its customers in a big way. That's what has happened with American companies in cloud computing such as Cisco.
Big, bold wines have their fans. But with the arrival of summer, make room for a bumper crop of lighter, more subtle wines like Vinho Verde, Rieslings and Txakoli.
Robert Ford resigned as U.S. ambassador to Syria earlier this year. He tells NPR's Robert Siegel that it became impossible for him to defend the Obama administration's policies in the country.
Questions surround Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's initial disappearance. Bergdahl has said he was captured by the Taliban while lagging behind on a patrol, but many wonder whether he planned to desert.
Even if parents are providing health insurance, they often can't find out what's happening when their adult children suffer from severe mental illness.
In one of the country's most competitive primaries, incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel appear headed for a runoff.
Twenty-five years ago, Chinese soldiers backed by tanks cracked down on protesters, shooting hundreds and possibly thousands of unarmed civilians in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The Chinese mourned victims in private Wednesday, as Tiananmen Square evinced a heavy security presence.
On the anniversary of the massacre that broke up pro-democracy protests, China is quashing attempts to mention the fateful date with heavy security and online monitoring.
Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR has raised hopes for a decades-old technology. Some researchers believe virtual reality has the potential to transform everything from medicine to teaching.