Amid reports that Amtrak's train 188 may have been struck by a projectile, the Federal Railroad Administration says Amtrak is required to install technology at the accident site that will automatically slow a speeding train.
The secretary of state seems unlikely to convince his Chinese counterpart that a diplomatic solution to the regional tug-of-war must be found.
The Huey UH-1 chopper went down east of the capital Kathmandu on Tuesday while coordinating disaster relief to the quake-stricken Himalayan country.
The launch is the latest in a string of failures for the Proton-M rocket, a workhorse for the International Launch Services, a joint Russia-American satellite carrier business.
Investigators now say there's evidence that the Amtrak train that crashed and at least one other may have been struck by an unknown projectile.
RedState blogger Erick Erickson has asked Republican candidates at his conservative summit to focus on what they would do to shape the nation, rather than bash President Obama and each other.
At President Obama's direction, U.S. forces based out of Iraq conducted a raid in eastern Syria. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Tom Bowman about the operation.
The U.S. says that Abu Sayyaf, a senior leader of the self-declared Islamic State, was killed during a U.S. military operation authorized by President Obama.
The former president who was ousted in 2013 had already been sentenced to 20 years in prison on other charges. The country's highest religious authority will still review the penalty.
Two earthquakes and numerous aftershocks have hit Nepal, killing thousands and leaving millions in need. Kunda Dixit, editor of the Nepali Times, tells NPR's Scott Simon about how people are coping.
An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the London Times correspondent in Cairo, Bel Trew.
Federal investigators are still trying to work out how an Amtrak train derailed killing eight people on Tuesday evening. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former Amtrak President David Hughes.
Over the ABT's three-quarters of a century, the company has stuck to its mission of presenting classics like Swan Lake along with works of contemporary choreographers.
Secretary of State John Kerry underscored U.S. concerns over China's claim to ownership of disputed islands the South China Sea, an issue that has strained relations in the region.
It's been a tough political week for Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton on issues of Iraq and Clinton Foundation funding. Political editor Ron Elving talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.
Investigators say the control network would have prevented this week's crash, and Amtrak vows to have it implemented by the 2016 deadline. But technical and bureaucratic hurdles are holding others up.
Israel is investigating potential criminal actions by its troops last summer during the war against Hamas in Gaza, including three attacks that killed nearly 50 civilians taking refuge in schools.
Grad speeches are underway. Kanye West, Mary Karr and Michelle Obama offer advice on expressing opinions, fear and being black in America.
In a two-week diet swap, they got burgers and fries. We got kale salad and corn porridge. Guess whose bowels fared better?
Morsi was sentenced to death over his part in a mass prison break that took place during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.