To keep its code-breaking prowess, the NSA must recruit scores of the brightest students in math and computer science each year. But the Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts.
Afghanistan is a mountainous land where mountain climbing is rare among men and virtually nonexistent among women. An American is now preparing young Afghan women to scale the country's highest peak.
Connecticut is back for the eighth straight year and Maryland will make a repeat trip, joining Notre Dame — making a fifth straight trip — and South Carolina. UConn is after a third straight title.
For a decade, Venezuela offered cheap oil at favorable rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela's economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.
The Bahia Emerald has been hotly contested for years. A judge in California has decided to continue with a trial about its ownership even though Brazil says it was illegally exported.
The measure could make it harder for states using made-to-order execution drugs to buy them. The American Pharmacists Association voted on the policy at its annual meeting.
Tuesday is the deadline to begin what many call the largest U.S. mass tax foreclosure. With the city counting on tax revenue, the owners behind on payments may be forced out of their homes.
The death-row population in the state is growing because no one has been put to death in nearly a decade. Gov. Jerry Brown is asking for more money to open 100 more cells.
Airstrikes intensified as Houthi rebels advanced on the port city of Aden. Aid agencies say one airstrike killed dozens at a refugee camp, while Yemeni officials blamed rebel shelling.
Kenya will participate in the Venice Biennale, the prestigious art show that opens on May 9. But only two of the artists representing Kenya will be Kenyan. Most aren't even African — they're Chinese.
An animal rights group says it now has permission to bring the Andean bear to a sanctuary in Colorado along with more than 30 lions that have been removed from circuses.
More money is expected to be raised and spent in 2016 than in any election in U.S. history. But, as candidates ditch old ways of campaigning, more of it is expected to be undisclosed and untraceable.
More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.
John Hinckley Jr. tried to kill President Reagan on March 30, 1981. Reporter Judy Woodruff, then with NBC News, was there.
Constant churn costs billions. Professor Richard Ingersoll says schools can fix this without spending a dime.
The darling of the left again denied any interest in running for president in an interview with WBUR's Here & Now. But her politics — and followers — will have an influence on Hillary Clinton.
Grocers are losing customers to smaller markets, convenience stores and online shopping. The competition is forcing chains to innovate with in-store restaurants, delivery service and more.
Two physicists keen to detect a a very rare, high energy particle think you and I can help. The researchers are working on an app that would allow any smartphone to detect rare particles from space.
The prosecution ended on an emotional note: detailing all of the physical damage one of the bombs inflicted on 8-year-old Martin Richard.
Both officials — one with the Secret Service and the other with the Drug Enforcement Administration — were on a task force investigating the Silk Road online marketplace.