The crisis in Ukraine and Russia's struggling economy have led many investors to pull their money out of Russia. So Standard & Poor's moved Friday to downgrade the nation's rating.
"My dad's been out of a job for three years," the 10-year-old told Michelle Obama. The youngster's mother says the family didn't know the girl would do that.
One week after 16 Sherpas were killed, new ice falls have likely ended the chances of any summit attempts this year on the mountain's south side. Expeditions continue from the north.
A Nevada rancher and conservative cause célèbre said he thought black people would be better off if they were still slaves. He later denied that he's racist.
Accusations continue to fly. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia is refusing to help resolve the crisis. Russia's foreign minister says Kerry is exaggerating. Ukraine is warning about war.
India's Bollywood film industry is increasingly reaching a world-wide audience. To highlight the international appeal, the industry holds its annual awards ceremony every year outside of India.
Yousef al-Khattab was born Jewish but became a Muslim and put extremist propaganda on the Web. On the eve of sentencing for terrorism charges, he tells NPR his actions were "stupid" and "wrong."
Americans don't eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise it for refugees and immigrants, and hope to mainstream it.
Rising deductibles and copayments have driven some patients to put off paying their bills. So doctors, who have payrolls to meet, too, are getting much more aggressive about collecting their fees.
Some analysts say Russia would have to act soon, while its overall military readiness is fairly good. But despite strides in improving the military, Russia still has a shortage of combat-ready troops.
The deadline to enroll in Obamacare plans has passed, and many people didn't buy health insurance. Many will have to pay a penalty. Their reasons for opting out vary.
Cliven Bundy became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the feds in a fight over grazing rights. GOP politicians quickly distanced themselves after he made comments about blacks and slavery.
The suit alleged Google, Apple Intel and Adobe agreed not to recruit each others employees in order to drive down wages.
The news marks an important flare-up in a long-running war between teachers unions and the federal government over standardized testing. Washington has become the first state to lose its waiver.
Secretary of State John Kerry said there is no question Russia is behind an effort to destabilize eastern Ukraine.
The Federal Communications Commission's proposal would let Web companies pay for faster access. But entrepreneurs, like Reddit's co-founder, are wondering how they would have fared with such rules.
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has a fatality rate of about 30 percent. An uptick in new cases in Saudi Arabia has health specialists concerned that the virus could spread outside the region.
The Feb. 14 release of radioactive material at the facility in New Mexico that contaminated 21 workers was due to poor management and lack of oversight, the Department of Energy says.
An umpire threw Michael Pineda out of a game Wednesday after he noticed pine tar smeared on the pitcher's neck.
Critics have blamed General Motors' delayed recall of a defective ignition switch on its dysfunctional culture. But there is already a shift underway to prioritize customers and communication.