As part of the 50 Great Teachers series, NPR Movie Critic Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood's taught us about teachers.
Authorities say an Emirate woman in her 30s confessed to targeting Ibolya Ryan at an Abu Dhabi mall because she was American. The woman also is suspected in a foiled bomb attack on another American.
Zhou Yongkang, a senior Communist Party official who retired in 2012, has been under investigation for bribery for months.
Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It's quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.
Why is it that you can share photos so easily online but you can't get a doctor to upload your MRI? An experiment to let patients see and share their scans gets rave reviews from early adopters.
When visual tricksters play with perception, things are not always what they seem.
Typhoon Hagupit is expected to hit just north of where last year's devastating storm made landfall. It is forecast to cut a path toward the capital, Manila.
Carter, a former No. 2 at the Pentagon, would succeed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. If confirmed, he will be President Obama's fourth defense secretary.
But the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court reserved the right to bring new charges against Uhuru Kenyatta. The Kenyan leader said he was excited and relieved at the decision.
The U.S. economy continued chug along at a moderate pace. The number of unemployed Americans, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, remained at around 9 million.
The spaceship, which could one day take astronauts to the red planet, is expected to circle the planet twice to test its basic systems. The mission was scrubbed yesterday because of technical issues.
The report, however, found that two former aides acted with "perceived impunity" when they ordered the shutdown of some lanes of the George Washington Bridge last year.
Jose de Diego Middle School has large expanses of facade that are almost begging for decoration. To raise funds for arts education at the school, artists are helping transform its walls with paint.
Over the past 20 years, the Los Angeles Police Department has been reformed to work better with minority communities. One of the main forces behind that reform has been attorney Connie Rice.
Ruth Coker Burks has no medical training, but has spent decades caring for people with AIDS. "I've buried over 40 people in my family's cemetery," she says, "because their families didn't want them."
With the number of new infections reaching a record high, there's no time to wait for international aid to build perfect Ebola treatment centers. So village leaders are making do with what they have.
Falling oil prices have been good news for the U.S. But it's causing multiple problems for some exporters. Government budgets are strained. Economies are struggling. Currencies are crashing.
The demonstrations come as the U.S. Justice Department investigates the recent police killings of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Mo., and of Eric Garner, 43, of Staten Island, N.Y.
The Nobel Prize that James Watson won for helping explain how DNA is structured has a new owner. Watson has said he'll donate much of the $4.75 million sales price to educational institutions.
Fast-casual chain Moo Cluck Moo, in suburban Detroit, pays all of its workers far above the typical wage for a fast-food employee. It's part of its business model.