The memo explains the administration's legal reasoning for launching a drone attack on an American citizen overseas.
Invertebrates make up about 99 percent of all species. But they're no longer being featured at the National Zoo after the exhibit was shuttered due to budget issues.
Nine months after the mission started, the last remaining chemicals that had been identified for removal from Syria were loaded on a Danish ship. The OPCW called it a "major landmark."
The Israeli prime minister said that while he appreciates help from Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, he also wants Abbas to renege on the unity government formed with Hamas.
The company's popular new ad for "period starter kits" has lightened the mood on a difficult subject, but NPR's Laurel Dalrymple thinks tween angst is hard enough without petty family battles.
Three journalists who work for Al-Jazeera have been sentenced to prison terms — two for seven years and a third for 10 years — by an Egyptian court. The three men were accused of aiding terrorists.
On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry came closer than he has before to joining the chorus of those calling for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down.
An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists for Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges.
After years of cutbacks, Milwaukee Public Schools are re-hiring teachers for classes beyond the basic . They are hoping to retain students as well as boost attendance and test scores.
Mexico and Croatia square off today in World Cup play. On the sidelines, both nations are among the targets of a FIFA probe into alleged homophobic and racist chants.
The WNBA launched its Pride initiative on Sunday, officially embracing the LGBT community. In addition to supporting its gay players and fans, the league stands to make some money off the move.
When a company announces that millions of cars have a defect, there's an upside — for dealerships, at least. Car recalls can lead to more profit, and, counterintuitively, to more brand loyalty.
Starting this fall, 25 percent of all U.S. hospitals — those with the worst records for infections and injuries — will lose 1 percent of every Medicare payment for a year.
After a suicide, family members are often devastated. Depression rates are much higher than when a loved one dies naturally. But Sandy Bem's family says her approach to suicide helped them mourn.
Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country.
President Obama has said that the U.S. is prepared to take targeted military action in Iraq to confront insurgents and that he will consult Congress. But he's said nothing about seeking its approval.
Soccer players aren't the only ones battling on the pitch: Shoe brands are fighting it out as well. While Adidas and Nike dominate the market, Puma has a sneaky counterattack: mismatched shoes.
Starting July 1, the state's licensed gun owners will be able to carry their firearms into some schools, bars, churches and libraries. But there's uncertainty over how, exactly, the new law will work.
The U.S. had the lead with 30 seconds left in the game. Portugal scored and crushed the Americans' opportunity to advance, without worrying about a third game with Germany.
The Milwaukee Brewers took advantage of some sloppy play by the Colorado Rockies. It was arguably one of the worst defensive plays of the season.