Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 this week. Author Kevin Roose says Ernest Thayer's classic poem on failure, "Casey at the Bat," might cheer the Brazilian soccer team up.
Israeli air strikes have flattened Gazan homes, even as they target Hamas militants. One Palestinian human rights advocate says that, with these attacks, Israel is destroying a safe future for itself.
The World Health Organization has announced a sweeping new guideline, recommending that all men who have sex with mean take antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection.
Tobacco companies Reynolds American and Lorillard have confirmed they're in talks about a merger. For Reynolds, the move would mean doubling down on the future of e-cigarettes.
One of the first serious hits by a Hamas rocket has left a gas station burning — and one Israeli badly injured — as Israel ramps up talk of a Gaza ground invasion. But that carries a lot of downsides.
Forget the Forbes Celebrity 100. This is the Friskies 50 — the new definitive guide of the most influential cats on the Internet. The list is based on a measure of the cats' social media reach.
The World Health Organization strongly recommends that men who have sex with men consider a daily pill that would prevent HIV infection. That seems like a drastic measure — but is it?
The largest school of the tiny fish seen in 30 years was spotted earlier this week off La Jolla, Calif.
The hard drives contained information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. At the time, the White House distanced itself from the U.K. government's actions.
The practice came under fire last week, when opponents prevented two buses holding detained migrants from entering a Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, Calif.
The idea that sacrificing at the gym entitles us to a reward seems to be embedded in our collective thinking. Researchers set out to test how this affects how we eat after a workout.
This summer, Kenyan artists came to Washington, D.C., for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Some of them make their living by turning trash into sculptures, jewelry and igloos.
People who have survived a suicide attempt often have trouble finding a place to talk about suicide risk or a way to help others. So they are going public with their experiences.
The NBA star will play for the Cavaliers next season. He opted out of his contract with the Heat after spending four seasons in Miami.
The president says he's working on addressing the surge of unauthorized border crossings into the U.S. But is his decision to not visit the border an epic mistake? The Barbershop guys weigh in.
Host Michel Martin learns more about what's happening at the World Cup, both on and off the field, in the days leading up to the final match on Sunday.
The Kurdish political bloc also suspended all participation in the government. The moves further imperil Iraq's already tenuous unity.
An eagle soars above a park in Indonesia. A waterfall in Mexico is seen from high above. Those are two of the best images taken by aerial drones, according to an online contest.
The secretary of state has been meeting with the candidates, as well as outgoing leader Hamid Karzai, in an effort to broker a deal.
Forget the self-help movement. The new way is to ask for help — and to consult a concierge.