The country's Supreme Court ruled that Alfonso Martin del Campo Dodd, who holds both U.S. and Mexican citizenship, was convicted based entirely on a confession derived by torture.
The president's proposed budget sets the stage for Republicans to use a tool they've lacked until now: reconciliation. But they're not likely to win the game.
For the first time, scientists have estimated how much antibiotics pigs, chickens and cows consume globally — and how fast consumption is growing. Which country uses the most drugs on farms?
A new study finds that restrictions on fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles didn't reduce obesity as intended. That's partly because the ban didn't cover the most common types of food stores.
Over four months of tracking and testing, French researchers mapped the hops that bacteria made from one person to another. Within a month, a third of patients were newly colonized with staph.
The house speaker's visit at the end of the month follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection and his controversial address to the U.S. Congress.
The former head of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq also told The Washington Post the "Iranian regime is not our ally." His remarks come as the U.S. tries to conclude a nuclear deal with Iran.
For your weekend, here are four recommendations: How Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became an Internet meme, how "The Great Wave" went viral, a profile of Hugh Hewitt and why 4Chan's founder walked away.
Low oil prices have led to a drop in drilling, but not as much as you might expect. In some parts of the state's Bakken oil patch, production continues at a feverish pace.
Lucy Coffey joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. two years after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
Artist Ronald Wimberly uses a cartoon essay to tell us this story: He was drawing a Marvel character who's Mexican and African-American, so he drew her brown. But his editor had different ideas.
The regulations, which go into effect in 90 days, establishes safety measures for wells and for drilling companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in the process.
With just days left before a self-imposed deadline to reach a framework agreement, stubborn gaps remain on an array of key issues.
Facing reelection in a week, Goodluck Jonathan says he thinks that all the territory seized by the extremist group can be retaken.
The eclipse, total in some areas far north and partial for many others, lasted about 2 1/2 hours and was visible from South America To Asia.
Nepal is a poor country. Unemployment is high. Politics is a mess. But as one resident puts it, "[We] have the ability to be happy about how unhappy we are."
Suicide bombers struck at two Shiite mosques said to be frequented by supporters of the country's Houthi rebel movement.
Hackers may have gained access to records for 11 million people covered by Premera Blue Cross. It's the latest lapse keeping an obscure government agency that investigates the breaches busy.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep on the heels of a win for Netanyahu's Likud Party in parliamentary elections this week. Read a transcript of the interview.
Critics say the benefit program discourages people from seeking jobs. The Obama administration is announcing grants to 10 states to find a better way to get recipients back to work.