Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is the "king of clubs" in a pack of cards issued to U.S. troops to help them identify Iraqi officials. He is also thought to have been instrumental in the sudden rise of ISIS.
How certain words related to addictive behavior have shifted over the centuries — in 14 colorful charts.
Only 7 percent of the nation's hospitals assessed by Medicare were good enough to win 5-star ratings. The government used patient reviews to come up with the grades.
A string of insults aimed at a woman who works at a towing company were recorded by a surveillance camera. Now they've come back to sting sports reporter Britt McHenry.
The Holy See is in talks for Francis to make a trip to the island-nation in September. The pontiff helped forge a breakthrough in relations between Havana and Washington.
The financial "screens" went dark for several hours during trading in London and Asia causing, among other disruptions, a delay in a British government debt issue.
The coffee on the International Space Station is about to get much better. The SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule linked up with the station Friday morning, bringing a long-awaited ISSpresso machine.
An influential figure in Spanish banking and politics, Rodrigo Rato was the predecessor of Dominique Strauss-Khan, who has also had extensive legal troubles.
When the truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, there were 21 kids in the building's day care. Six survived, including Chris Nguyen and PJ Allen.
BBC America's Orphan Black, returns for a third season on Saturday. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show's dense stories are one of its coolest traits and biggest weaknesses.
Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.
The war has put dreams of college on hold for some 40,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey. Enver Yucel hopes to create a higher ed system to meet their needs, with coursework in English, Arabic and Turkish.
Boston jurors in the marathon bombing trial watched a nine-minute-long video pieced together from different surveillance cameras — some with surprisingly high resolution.
The recent killings of unarmed black men by police have inspired a Brooklyn theater company to stage new readings of dramas written in the early 1900s about the lynching of African-Americans.
Federal regulators close commercial sardine fishing in an effort to rebuild the depleted populations of the fish. Sardine shortages are blamed for the high rates of starvation deaths of sea lion pups
Sony reacted angrily to the news that the leaked emails and private documents are now available in a searchable archive. WikiLeaks says they belong in the public domain.
Most smartphones have a built-in FM chip. But whether or not it's activated is in the hands of the mobile carriers, who profit when you stream radio. The broadcast industry is pushing to change this.
Even as the use of traditional cigarettes and most other tobacco products dipped or stayed the same from 2013 to 2014, the use of e-cigarettes climbed among students in high school and middle school.
Douglas Mark Hughes, 61, made his initial appearance in court Thursday. He was released on his own recognizance. He says his flight was a political protest.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has a much better relationship with the U.S. than his predecessor. But he's still struggling to entrench his position in Iraq and defeat the Islamic State.