The Obama administration is widening the scope of economic sanctions aimed at Russia. The White House hopes to penalize its annexation of Crimea and discourage any further incursion into Ukraine.
Two weeks into the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the focus has turned to two large objects in the waters southwest of Australia. Officials believe these might be debris from the aircraft.
Human Rights Watch is urging Senegal to implement a law criminalizing forced begging. People acting as Islamic teachers have been exploiting thousands of young boys.
An Army general accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate, was sentenced today by a military judge. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair was fined $20,000 and received a letter of reprimand. He could have received up to 25 years in jail for the initial charges. The case fell apart because of credibility problems with the accuser; a plea deal dropped the more serious charges. Now, the sentence has infuriated membesr of Congress and victims advocates. NPR's Tom Bowman has the latest.
As Russia's takeover of Crimea goes unchecked, the region's minority Muslim population is growing anxious. After a similar trauma not long ago, Crimean Tatars bear little trust toward Russian leaders.
As the White House widens sanctions against Vladimir Putin's inner circle, Russia's retaliating with some of its own. Meanwhile, Ukrainians are looking on, concerned about further Russian incursion.
Drug lords face a recurring problem: what to do with all that cash? Time and again, they have managed to launder their fortunes through some of the world's leading banks.
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Google says it is now encrypting data as it moves between its servers and every session of Gmail will use a secure connection. The government has said tech companies knew the NSA was collecting data.
Aroldis Chapman suffered fractures above his eye and nose, but only a mild concussion and no brain injury. The All-Star will have a plate inserted into his head and should return this season.
Two of the most advanced maritime surveillance aircraft — Australian P-3 Orions and U.S. P-8A Poseidons — are scouring a stretch of the Indian Ocean for signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says millions of dollars have been saved by testing immigrants and refugees for tuberculosis before they enter the U.S.
Also: U.S. aims more sanctions at Russian officials; Army general gets no jail time in sexual misconduct case.
He led a tiny congregation in Topeka, Kan., that drew national attention for its protests at funerals of soldiers and celebrities. Phelps wanted to spread his views about homosexuality and abortion.
Evidence has long suggested that exercise may help prevent breast cancer. After looking at cancer risk in 4 million women, French researchers concluded any type of exercise is beneficial.
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By choosing to intervene in Ukraine and annex Crimea, Russia has isolated itself and violated international law, President Obama says. The U.S. is seeking to penalize 20 additional people and a bank.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair had been accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate. He struck a deal to plead guilty to lesser charges. He was not demoted.
Some people are more likely than others to gain weight from frequently indulging in fried foods, scientists say. You can blame Mom and Dad for passing on the obesity risk genes.
Around the world, millions of families of Iranian descent will gather around a ceremonial table to mark the start of spring. This ancient Persian festival has a lot to do with fresh, green foods.